Miami Marlins Make Double Dose Of History In Hiring Ng As GM

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The Miami Marlins have mostly been known for not being in postseason contention.

But they showed some promise in the shortened season this past summer, finishing 31-29 and in second place in the NL East.

Now, CEO Derek Jeter’s team has done something even cooler, announcing the hiring of Kim Ng as general manager. That makes Ng both the first female and first Asian-American GM in league history.

Ng had served as MLB’s senior vice president of baseball operations, a position she held for nine years. Before that, she was an assistant GM with the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees, and also worked in the Chicago White Sox’s front office.

While there are other women working in baseball operations, none hold as high of a ranking as Ng.

“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.”

Ng replaces former GM Michael Hill, who was let go after the season.

“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,” Jeter said. “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.”


Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,

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