Historic day in pro sports as Marlins announce first female general manager in MLB history

Kim Ng becomes the first female and Asian-American general manager in baseball

The Miami Marlins announced the hiring of long-time baseball executive Kim Ng as their new general manager.

The announcement on Friday sees Ng become the first female and Asian-American general manager in baseball. It’s also been widely reported that Ng is the first female general manager in all of the four North American men’s professional sports leagues.

“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,” Ng said in a statement.

“On behalf of Principal Owner Bruce Sherman and our entire ownership group, we look forward to Kim bringing a wealth of knowledge and championship-level experience to the Miami Marlins,” Marlins CEO Derek Jeter said in a statement. “Her leadership of our baseball operations team will play a major role on our path toward sustained success. Additionally, 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.”

Ng has a long resume in MLB, working her way up from an intern with the White Sox in 1990 to then taking over the assistant director of baseball operations role just five years later.

Ng moved to the offices at MLB before becoming the youngest person to attain an assistant general manager’s position with the New York Yankees. She would go onto work for the Dodgers and MLB.

“I was truly excited for Kim when I learned that she had been named General Manager of the Miami Marlins,” Cashman said in a statement.