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Former Dodgers Executive Kim Ng Becomes First Female GM in MLB History

Kim Ng is making history with the Miami Marlins.



The Miami Marlins are making Major League Baseball history today. It was announced that Kim Ng would be hired on as their General Manager, making Ng the first female GM in the history of the sports. The former Dodgers executive has built up quite the resume in baseball over the last 30+ years and is finally being rewarded for that. 

Ng was hired by the Dodgers in 2001 as the President and Assistant General Manager. She was interviewed by the yea, in 2005 for the vacant General Manager job, but that was given instead to Ned Colletti. Colletti kept her on his staff as the Assistant GM when he took over. 

In March of 2011, Ng left the Dodgers to take a job in the commissioner’s office. It was there that she would become Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations for Major League Baseball, where she reported to Joe Torre. 

In addition to becoming the first female General Manager in any men’s professional sport, Ng also becomes the first Asian American GM. A breakthrough in the sport on multiple fronts, and we could not be more proud. Kim helped guide the Dodgers to plenty of success while in Los Angeles, and we’re sure the Marlins are going to have an even better experience with her at the helm. Ng has been a part of 3 World Series teams in her professional career. 

The Marlins made the playoffs this year for the first time since they won the World Series in 2003. Miami beat the Cubs in the Wild Card Series but fell to the Braves in the Division Series. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. Congratulations and good luck except against the Dodgers! Excellent choice by Mr. Jeter!

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