Breakthrough for women: Miami Marlins hire Kim Ng as GM

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MIAMI, FL – APRIL 05: The Miami Marlins stadium is seen as reports indicate that former Florida Governor and presidential candidate Jeb Bush may be in talks to purchase the team on April 5, 2017 in Miami, Florida. The Marlins current owner iJeffrey Loria is reported to have said he has no comment on the sale of the team. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

MIAMI (AP) — Kim Ng became the highest-ranking woman in baseball operations in the major leagues when she was hired Friday as general manager of the Miami Marlins.

Ng is believed to be the first female general manager for a men’s team in a major professional sport in North America, the Marlins said.

She has 21 years of big-league experience in the front offices of the Chicago White Sox (1990-96), New York Yankees (1998-2001), and Los Angeles Dodgers (2002-11).

Ng becomes the fifth person to hold the Marlins’ top position in baseball operations, and succeeds Michael Hill, who was not retained after the 2020 season.

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