Ng has been named technical director of the Miami Marlins, which plays in Major League Baseball, the most important baseball league in the world.
51-year-old Ng has been active in American baseball for 21 years. She previously worked for the Chicago White Sox (1990-96), the New York Yankees (1998-2001) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (2002-11).
“After decades of tenacity, it is an honor to lead the Miami Marlins,” Ng said in a statement. “When I started in baseball, it seemed like an impossibility for a woman to lead a Major League team, but I made it. My next goal is to make the Marlins champions.”
Positive reactions to Ng’s appointment are pouring in from across the American sports world. A baseball board member said, “Kim is making history in professional sports. She is an example to the millions of women and girls who love baseball and softball.”
Kudos to Marlins
The boss of the Miami football team is also over the moon. “Anyone who thinks a woman can’t lead a men’s sports team is stupid. Kudos to the Marlins.”
One of the main players of the Marlins, shortstop Miguel Rojas, says on Twitter that he is proud of the Marlins and Ng’s appointment: “It’s a special day.”