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Miami Marlins Hire Kim Ng To Become First Female General Manager In US Sports History

Miami Marlins Hire Kim Ng To Become First Female General Manager In US Sports History

Kim Ng is the first ever female general manager in men's professional sport in the United States after being hired by the Miami Marlins.

Ng, who most recently served as MLB's senior vice president of baseball operations, has been brought in by the team's owner Derek Jeter to help steer the ship down in Florida.

The 51-year-old has enjoyed stints with the Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers before taking up the role with the MLB.

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Widely regarded as one of the highest-ranking figures in the sport, Ng was quickly snapped up by the Marlins who have now appointed her as GM.

Ng released a statement, saying: "After decades of determination, it is the honour of my career to lead the Miami Marlins."

"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."

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Marlins CEO Derek Jeter played for the Yankees when Ng worked for them and has always been a fan of her work.

"We look forward to Kim bringing a wealth of knowledge and championship-level experience to the Miami Marlins," Jeter said.

Ng during her time with the Dodgers. Credit: PA
Ng during her time with the Dodgers. Credit: PA

"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."

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After a relatively positive season where the team got to the Division Series, Ng is eager to plan for the future to ensure she "brings championship baseball to Miami".

"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," she said.

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