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Here's everything you need to know about Kim Ng, and the barriers she just broke in pro sports

Major League Baseball finally has its first female general manager! Last Friday, the Miami Marlins hired Kim Ng, making her the highest-ranking woman in operations across all 30 MLB teams. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ng's baseball career has spanned over 30 years, as she started working for the Chicago White Sox in 1990, before joining the MLB Commissioner's Office in 2011. She was also the youngest assistant general manager in MLB, when she joined the New York Yankees in 1998, at age 29—one of only four women to ever be in the position of assistant GM. Her time working in baseball also includes three World Series titles, six League Championships and eight postseason appearances. 

"When I got into this business, it seemed unlikely a woman would lead a Major League team, but I am dogged in the pursuit of my goals," Ng said in an official statement. Her GM position is not Ng's only major accomplishment of course, as she was also the first woman to present a salary arbitration case, and the youngest as well.

Congrats to you, Kim! We can't wait to see where your position takes you. 

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by Serena Sherwood | 11/17/2020
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