Florida Marlins Hire First Woman General Manager in Men’s Pro Sports

As first reported by Joe Frisaro of mlb.com, the Florida Marlins have made history by announcing Kim Ng as their new general manager, the first woman to become a major league manager.

It is believed that Ng is the first woman to be hired as a GM by any major professional men’s team in North American sports.

From mlb.com:

“All of us at Major League Baseball are thrilled for Kim and the opportunity she has earned with the Marlins,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. “Kim’s appointment makes history in all of professional sports and sets a significant example for the millions of women and girls who love baseball and softball. The hard work, leadership, and record of achievement throughout her long career in the National Pastime led to this outcome, and we wish Kim all the best as she begins her career with the Marlins.”

• ‘There she is’: Women in baseball react to Ng

Ng, who turns 52 on Tuesday, has an extensive background as an executive. She has more than 30 years of experience in Major League Baseball, including 21 in the front offices of the White Sox (1990-96), Yankees (1998-2001) and Dodgers (2002-11).

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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]