The Miami Marlins announced the hiring of longtime baseball executive Kim Ng as their next general manager, making her the first woman and Asian-American person to hold the role in MLB — as well as the first woman hired to the GM position for any team among men’s professional sports leagues in North America.
Ng, 51, has worked in baseball for over 30 years. She spent the last nine years as MLB’s vice president of baseball operations, and prior to that served as the assistant GM for both the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Her teams have made eight postseason appearances, won six league championship series and three World Series titles.
Women represented just 28.8% of all team senior administration positions across MLB at the start of the 2020 season, according to TIDES. Marlins CEO Derek Jeter is the lone non-white male to serve in that position, while COO Caroline O’Connor is one of the highest-ranking women across MLB.