Major League Baseball Hires First Female General Manager

Kim Ng Source: Good News Network

The Miami Marlins made history over the weekend breaking one of baseball’s glass ceilings by naming the first female general manager of a Major League Baseball club—or in any professional men’s team in the U.S – by hiring Kim Ng.

Additionally, Ng became the first Asian-American to manage a team. Ng brings over 30 years of experience working as an executive in the Majors.  She began her career with the Chicago White Sox in 1990 as an intern rising to become an Assistant GM with the New York Yankees, and VP/Assistant GM with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

In a statement, Baseball Commissioner Robert Manfred Jr. said, “Kim’s appointment makes history in all of professional sports and sets a significant example for the millions of women and girls who love baseball and softball.”

Ng is an avid baseball fan. She played softball while a student at the University of Chicago.  Immediately prior to being named the general manager of the Marlins, Ng served as the MLB’s senior vice president of baseball operations.

Marlins CEO Derek Jeter commented on Ng’s support for cultivating a baseball fan base among youth saying, “Her extensive work in expanding youth baseball and softball initiatives will enhance our efforts to grow the game among our local youth as we continue to make a positive impact on the South Florida community.”

At a press conference, Ng said, “I entered Major League Baseball as an intern and, after decades of determination, it is the honor of my career to lead the Miami Marlins as their next General Manager.”

Source: Good News Network