The Miami Marlins just made Kim Ng the first female general manager in Major League Baseball history.

Ng will also be the first Asian American to hold the position “and is believed to be the first woman hired to the general manager position by any of the professional men’s sports teams in the North American Major Leagues.”

The Marlins released this on the historic hire:

Ng is certainly deserving of this title, as she has an extensive career in baseball. In fact, she has 30-plus years in the industry. She began her work in 1990 as an intern for the Chicago White Sox, then went on to New York Yankees, where she became the youngest assistant general manager in MLB. Notably, Ng and the Yankees made three World Series title runs. Later, she worked as an assistant general manager with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Ng became the senior vice president of baseball operations for Major League Baseball in 2011. In this role, she dealt with international baseball operations, including those in the Dominican Republic, Venezuela and Asia.

Most baseball executives have viewed Ng as a favorite for this position for many years. She was asked about the possibility of earning the title in 2018.

Via GiveMeSport:

“At the end of the day, if this doesn’t happen, I’m not going to see it as, ‘My career was a failure.’ That might be other peoples’ take, but that’s not mine. I know how hard it is. I know about all the guys who didn’t even get an interview who probably should have had an interview.

“I’ve been very fortunate. I’ve worked extraordinarily hard to get where I am. If I don’t end up becoming a general manager, that’s just the luck of the draw. I’ve had a great career regardless.”

Now that Kim Ng has ascended to the rank of general manger with the Marlins, she’ll look to lead the team into the future. Join us in sending congratulations.