Marlins identify Ng as MLB’s first feminine normal supervisor

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(Reuters) – The Miami Marlins have named Kim Ng as normal supervisor, making her the primary girl to carry such a place in Main League Baseball, the crew mentioned on Friday.

Ng has labored as an government within the MLB Commissioner’s Workplace since 2011 as senior vp of baseball operations and beforehand served as an assistant normal supervisor for the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers.

“This problem is one I do not take evenly. After I acquired into this enterprise, it appeared unlikely a lady would lead a Main League crew, however I’m dogged within the pursuit of my objectives,” Ng mentioned in an announcement.

“My aim is now to deliver championship baseball to Miami. I’m each humbled and wanting to proceed constructing the successful tradition our followers count on and deserve.”

Ng joins a rebuilding Marlins crew that had been one in every of MLB’s greatest shock tales this yr as they made the playoffs for the primary time since 2003.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred recommended Ng’s appointment, which the Marlins mentioned they believed made her the primary girl employed as normal supervisor by any of the skilled males’s groups within the main North American sports activities.

“Kim’s appointment makes historical past in all {of professional} sports activities and units a big instance for the hundreds of thousands of ladies and ladies who love baseball and softball,” he mentioned in an announcement.

“The arduous work, management, and report of feat all through her lengthy profession within the Nationwide Pastime led to this end result, and we want Kim all the very best as she begins her profession with the Marlins.”

Ng, who first broke into MLB as an intern, has a earlier connection to Marlins chief government Derek Jeter, as she was with the Yankees organisation throughout his enjoying days.

“We stay up for Kim bringing a wealth of data and championship-level expertise to the Miami Marlins,” mentioned Jeter. “Her management of our baseball operations crew will play a serious function on our path towards sustained success.”

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