The Miami Marlins announced last Monday that General Manager Kim Ng will not return next season after spending the last three years with the organization.
“We thank Kim for her contributions during her time with our organization and wish her and her family well,” the statement read.
Ng has worked in the MLB for 30 years, spending time with the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers, some of the most successful teams in the league. After interviewing for general manager positions on multiple occasions, she was ultimately hired by Derek Jeter in 2020 to lead the Miami Marlins front office.
When hired in 2020, Miami faced many struggles, including low attendance, limited budget, and losing key players. She faced immense pressure not just for this but also for being the first woman to hold this position in any major league sport.
Ng made history when the Marlins hired her as general manager, making her the first woman hired for that role in Major League Baseball. She is believed to be the first woman hired as a general manager to lead a men’s sports team in any North American major league.
The Marlins clinching their first full-season postseason berth since 2003 was a testament to Ng’s leadership and the additions she had made to the team. Ng’s important decisions, such as hiring manager Skip Schumaker, have paid off, and the Marlins are now looking toward a much brighter future.