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Kim Ng Announced As First Woman In General Manager Position in US Men’s Sport History


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he Miami Marlins have named Kim Ng as general manager (GM), making her the first woman to hold such a position in Major League Baseball (MLB).

According to the Marlins, Ng is the first female GM in the history of the four major North American professional sports leagues (MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL).

In a statement, Ng said she was excited to begin her role and hoped Miami could win a baseball world series championship with her as GM.

“After decades of determination, it is the honour of my career to lead the Miami Marlins,” Ng said.

“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,” she said.

Ng has spent her last nine seasons with the MLB as a senior vice-president, after originally starting out as a Chicago White Sox intern and climbed to become assistant director of baseball operations.

MLB baseball commissioner, Rob Manfred, said the league was “thrilled with the appointment.”

“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,” Manfred said.

“The hard work, leadership, and record of achievement throughout her long career in the national pastime led to this outcome,” he said.

Ng also said she hopes to empower women to chase their dreams, and wishes to inspire all women.

“I was fortunate enough to have strong, independent women in my life when I was growing up,” Ng said.

“The least I can do is to pay that forward,” she said.

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