Today, the Miami Marlins made baseball history. Never has there been a woman or Asian American General Manager in the sport until today.
Kim Ng began her career as an intern and special products analyst for the Chicago White Sox in 1991, after attending the University of Chicago, where she played softball and majored in public policy. Shortly thereafter, she rose through the ranks and was promoted to Assistant Director of Baseball Operations in 1995.
After working for the White Sox, she spent time in the office of the American League as a Director of Waivers and Records. In 1998, Brian Cashman hired her as Assistant General Manager for the New York Yankees.
She also spent time with the Dodgers as the Assistant General Manager and Vice President, but after many interviews for several General Manager positions across the league, she spent time as Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations for Major League Baseball. The Marlins finally gave her the first chance in her career to have full control of the roster construction and hired her as the General Manager on November 13.
Ng has broken the glass ceiling for women and Asian Americans in sports. This is fantastic news. Sadly, it came after years several years of being over-qualified and passed on, with over 30 years in the league. Ng helped manage eight postseason appearances, six league championship series appearances, and three World Series titles.
She is a legend around baseball and her story will only continue to grow after this hire. Hopefully this blazes the trail for more diversity and women in sports. Congratulations to Ng and the Miami Marlins on the hire!