Huge news in the baseball community today. Former Yankees’ assistant general manager Kim Ng was named the new GM of the Miami Marlins. Not only is she the first female GM in baseball, she’s the first for any major American sports franchise.
Forget just baseball. A woman never has been the general manager of a major American professional sports team period until Kim Ng was hired by the Miami Marlins today. Their COO is Caroline O'Connor. The Marlins' three highest-ranking officials are two women and an ex-shortstop.