Kim Ng Makes History As New GM for Miami Marlins

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The Marlins have hired Kim Ng as their new general manager. She makes history as the first female and first Asian American general manager in Major League Baseball. 

Ng has worked her way up throughout the league for the past 30 years. She began her career with the Chicago White Sox in 1990. 

She served as the assistant general manager for the New York Yankees in 1997, becoming the third woman to ever hold that title. Her contributions to roster decisions helped them assemble three World Series championship teams. 

Ng worked as the assistant general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and then took her most recent position in the MLB commissioner's office as the senior vice president of baseball operations in 2011. 

She now holds the highest-ranking position of any woman in the league. 

"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. 

Ng's former boss, Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman, offered his congratulations in a statement. 

"It is wonderful seeing people accomplish their stated goals, and this has been a dream of hers for as long as I've known her," Cashman said.  "She will provide the Marlins with vast experience and institutional knowledge along with a calm demeanor and an amazing ability to connect with others- all of which will serve her well in her new leadership role as head of baseball operations."

Yankees Senior Vice President Jean Afterman succeeded Ng as assistant general manager for the Yankees over 20 years ago, and both women continue to break barriers in the sport.

"[Kim's] hiring demonstrates what I have long said, that to be a GM in Major League Baseball, you need intelligence, vision and experience. These qualities of leadership, which Kim possesses in abundance, are gender-blind," Afterman said in a statement

Ng will work with former colleague and Marlins CEO Derek Jeter. Ng was the assistant general manager of the Yankees at the same time that Jeter was playing in their three World Series championships. 

"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 told ESPN in a statement. "Her leadership of our baseball operations team will play a major role on our path toward sustained success."