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.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 13, 2020
That ex-shortstop knows a thing or two about winning. Nick had a great point earlier for anyone who’s potentially skeptical about the hire.
Former Cashman Lieutenant. Derek doesn’t care about making a splash or making history, dude just wants to win. Clearly thinks she will help him do that. Very cool all around. https://t.co/K05OYdYM7W
— Nick Kirby (@NkirbyNYY) November 13, 2020
Just an extremely cool day for baseball, and hopefully a move that helps continue to grow the sport. Also, speaking of cool, check out this picture:
This pic!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/mYgCA8sgSs
— Matt (@HoodieGleyber) November 13, 2020
Congratulations to Kim as she joins The Captain and Donnie Baseball as former Yankees trying to bring greatness to Miami.