The Marlins Hire the First Female General Manager in MLB History

Samantha Elkins, Multimedia Video Editor

On Friday Nov. 13, the Miami Marlins announced Kim Ng as the first female general manager, making Major League Baseball history as she becomes the highest ranking woman in professional major league baseball history.

Ng began with her work with the MLB as an intern for the White Soxs in 1990. She then became the New York Yankees assistant general manager, proceeding to the Los Angeles Dodgers as assistant general manager and Vice President. Ng served as the senior Vice President of baseball operations for the past nine years. 

Her work in expanding youth baseball and softball is one of the many reasons Marlins Chief Executive Officer Derek Jeter wanted her on the team, as they would also like to spread baseball among South Florida youth to make a positive impact on the community. 

Derek Jeter made history in 2017 as the first black CEO of a MLB team, the Miami Marlins. This year, the Marlins made the playoffs for the first time in 17 years and Jeter plans on continuing a winning mindset. 

Working alongside Jeter, the director of scouting Gary Denbo and other departments, Ng plans to lead the Marlins towards championships.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement everyone at MLB is thrilled for Ng’s well-deserved opportunity and that they wish her the best. 

Ng also became the first ever Asian-American general manager in baseball history and sets an example for women in a predominantly male-dominated industry. Her goal is to bring championship baseball to Miami.

Ng will have an introduction zoom held for her on Monday at 11 a.m. ET.