Marlins hire Kim Ng as first female GM in league history

Mike DePrisco
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Marlins hire Kim Ng as first female GM in league history originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

The Marlins made major history Friday by hiring Kim Ng as their next general manager.

She's the first female general manager in baseball history.

NG began her baseball career as an intern with the White Sox in 1990. From there, she went on to work for the American League's front office, and then became assistant general manager to Brian Cashman with the Yankees. She was the youngest assistant GM in the league at the time (29). 

Three years later, she joined the Dodgers as assistant GM and would stay there for 10 years, interviewing for five general manager openings to no avail, including the Dodgers. 

After leaving the Dodgers in 2011, she worked under Joe Torre as Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations for Major League Baseball. 

"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. "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 is now to bring Championship baseball to Miami. I am both humbled and eager to continue building the winning culture our fans expect and deserve."

Miami made the playoffs this season for the first time since their World Series win in 2003. They were swept in the NLDS by the Braves.

"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."