logo
Getty Images
Getty Images

Kim Ng Makes History as the First Female General Manager Hired in Major League Baseball

Lois Oladejo
Nov 16, 2020
11:20 P.M.
Share this pen
FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterLinkedInLinkedInEmailEmail

On Friday, November 13, 2020, Kim Ng made history when she became the first woman to be named a general manager in Major League Baseball.

Advertisement

November 13, 2020, is a date that will forever remain etched in Major League Baseball history. On that date, the MLB team, Miami Marlins, named Kim Ng as its general manager.

One might say there is nothing extraordinary about that but Ng, in becoming the Marlins' general manager, became the first woman in the club's history and in the history of Major League Baseball to be a general manager.

Photo of Kim Ng pressing her phone | Photo: Youtube / Good Morning America

Photo of Kim Ng pressing her phone | Photo: Youtube / Good Morning America

Advertisement

In making the announcement on its official Twitter page, Marlins shared a few images explaining some of Ng's historic feats with her emergence as general manager.

For one, she became the highest-ranking woman in baseball operations. Ng is also the first woman hired as a general manager by any professional men's sports teams.

Advertisement

Ng's new role is one she duly merits. She has over thirty years of experience as she entered MLB as an intern and has since then garnered eight postseason appearances, six league championships, and three world series championships.

Ng has worked with the Chicago White Sox, the New York Yankees, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. She also served in Major League Baseball's Commissioner's Office.

Ludtke paved the way for women's involvement in MLB.

Advertisement

After many decades of determination, Ng feels honored to lead the Miami Marlins as their general manager. She and the team are building for the longterm and plan to develop a creative, forward-thinking, and collaborative baseball operation.

They hope to achieve that with a dedicated and uniquely talented staff who have laid the foundation for success in the last few years. Besides her other objectives, Ng's utmost desire is to bring championship baseball to Miami, and with her excellent track record, no one can bet against her achieving that.

Advertisement

Ng's historic hiring means a whole lot for women working in men's sports, with most of them acknowledging that it is about time women took their place in sports leadership.

With her hiring, Ng, who is now the first Asian-American general manager, also has her name at the top of a long list of women who have fought to hold space in MLB.

Advertisement

One such woman is Melissa Ludtke, a female sports reporter, who filed and won a civil rights action against MLB commissioner Bowie Kuhn and some others in 1978.

Ludtke's action sought to prevent the New York Yankees from enforcing a gender-based policy banning accredited sports reporters from entering the Yankees clubhouse in Yankee Stadium.

Advertisement

With her victory, Ludtke paved the way for women's involvement in MLB and is proud that a woman is now leading an MLB team and hopes other women follow suit.

Ng's hiring also impressed former FLOTUS Michelle Obama, who congratulated her historic role as Marlins' general manager, hailing her and saying she will be cheering the club, which she grew up supporting, on.

Ng deserves every bit of the accolades she is getting, and while many people wait to see how she fares with her new role, few of them doubt that she will be successful with the Marlins.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Alfonso Ribeiro Is Happily Married for 10 Years Despite Feeling Ousted for Marrying a White Woman

February 05, 2022

Inside Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez Relationship — From Meeting at a Baseball Game to Cutting Ties on IG

February 09, 2022

Martin Sheen's Four Children Follow in His Footsteps - One of Them Also Inherited His Vices

February 04, 2022

Caitlyn Jenner Feels That 'Old Bruce' Still 'Lives Inside’ Her - Kids Call Her ‘Dad’ Even After Transition

February 27, 2022

Jeopardy' Queen Amy Schneider Was Married to a Woman, Now She Is in Relationship after 'Love at First Sight'

January 30, 2022

'General Hospital's' Genie Francis Rejected Co-star Husband's Date Proposal Yet Had 'A Big Crush' on Him

May 18, 2022

Tiger Woods' Ex-wife Chased Him with Golf Club after Texting His Mistress from His Phone on Thanksgiving

April 21, 2022

Woman Has Spent over 350 Weeks of Her Life Being Pregnant despite People Judging Her All the Time

May 04, 2022

Robin Williams Wanted His Children to Be Proud of Him — Meet His 3 Kids Who He Cherished

March 09, 2022

Viola Davis Was Criticized for Her Lip Expressions While Playing Michelle Obama & Is 'Glad It's Over'

May 01, 2022

Boss Refuses to Pay a Dime to Pregnant & Sick Employee, Later She Forwards His E-mail to Everyone

March 10, 2022

Alyssa Milano Named Her Son after Her Co-star Who She Had 'No Idea' Was Crushing on Her

April 26, 2022

Barack Obama Was Not Worried about His Daughters Dating Their Current Boyfriends

April 29, 2022

Minnie Riperton Took Last Breath in Her Husband's Arms at 31 — Inside Their Interracial Marriage

April 26, 2022