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Marlins name Kim Ng as team’s new general manager in historic hire

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Yankees assistant GM Kim Ng at Yankee Stadium in summer of 2000. (Mitsu Yasukawa / Newsday)

The Miami Marlins have named Kim Ng the team’s new general manager, making her 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.

Ng becomes the highest-ranking woman in baseball operations among the 30 MLB teams. She brings over 30 years of experience to the position, years spent with the Chicago White Sox (1990-1996), New York Yankees (1998-2001), Los Angeles Dodgers (2002-2011) and the MLB Commissioner’s Office (2011-2020).

“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. “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.”

In her years spent with the White Sox, Yankees, Dodgers and Commissioner’s Office, Ng found her teams make eight postseason appearances, winning six league championships and three World Series pennants.

“My goal is now to bring championship baseball to Miami,” Ng said. “I am both humbled and eager to continue building the winning culture our fans expect and deserve.”

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