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Miami Marlins' Kim Ng Makes Sports History as First Female General Manager of Any Sports Team

Miami Marlins' Kim Ng Makes Sports History as First Female General Manager of Any Sports Team

Kim Ng is making sports history after being hired as the general manager of the Miami Marlins.

The 51-year-old MLB professional is believed to be “the first woman hired to the general manager position by any of the professional men’s sports teams in the North American Major Leagues.”

Kim has previously worked for the Chicago White Sox, where she started as an intern in 1990, as well as the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers. She served as the assistant general manager for both of those teams.

The Marlins say that Kim has been working at the MLB Commissioner’s Office from 2011 until now.

“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,” she said in a statement (via People). “We are building for the long term in South Florida, developing a forward-thinking, collaborative, creative baseball operation made up of incredibly talented and dedicated staff who have, over the last few years, laid a great foundation for success.”

“This challenge is one I don’t take lightly. When I got into this business, it seemed unlikely a woman would lead a major league team, but I am dogged in the pursuit of my goals. My goal now is to bring championship baseball to Miami. I am both humbled and eager to continue building the winning culture our fans expect and deserve,” she added.

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