Kim Ng Biography – Kim Ng Wiki
Kim Ng (born Kimberly J. Ng) is an American executive in Major League Baseball. She is currently the General Manager of the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball, making her the first female GM of any of the major professional men’s sports teams in North America.
The Miami Marlins announced Kim Ng as their new general manager in a statement on November 13, 2020. “On behalf of Principal Owner Bruce Sherman and our entire ownership group, we look forward to Kim bringing a wealth of knowledge and championship-level experience to the Miami Marlins,” Marlins CEO Derek Jeter said in a statement. “Her leadership of our baseball operations team will play a major role on our path toward sustained success. Additionally, her extensive work in expanding youth baseball and softball initiatives will enhance our efforts to grow the game among our local youth as we continue to make a positive impact on the South Florida community.”
Ng said in a statement: “I entered Major League Baseball as an intern and, after decades of determination, it is the honor of my career to lead the Miami Marlins as their next General Manager. We are building for the long term in South Florida, developing a forward-thinking, collaborative, creative baseball operation made up of incredibly talented and dedicated staff who have, over the last few years, laid a great foundation for success.
“This challenge is one I don’t take lightly. When I got into this business, it seemed unlikely a woman would lead a Major League team, but I am dogged in the pursuit of my goals. My goal is now to bring Championship baseball to Miami. I am both humbled and eager to continue building the winning culture our fans expect and deserve.”
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement: “All of us at Major League Baseball are thrilled for Kim and the opportunity she has earned with the Marlins. Kim’s appointment makes history in all of professional sports and sets a significant example for the millions of women and girls who love baseball and softball. The hard work, leadership, and record of achievement throughout her long career in the National Pastime led to this outcome, and we wish Kim all the best as she begins her career with the Marlins.”
Ng was most recently MLB’s senior vice president for baseball operations since 2011 and was the highest-ranking Asian American female baseball executive. She previously served as Vice President and Assistant General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2005 to 2011.
Prior to joining the Dodgers, Ng served as Vice President and Assistant General Manager for the New York Yankees (1998 – 2001). At 29 years of age when hired by the Yankees, she was the youngest Assistant General Manager in Major League Baseball. In her four seasons with the Yankees, New York advanced to the World Series four times and won three World Championships.
Before her time with the Yankees’ organization, Ng served as Director of Waivers and Records for the American League in 1997. She approved all player transactions and contracts and assisted American League General Managers to interpret and apply the Major League Rules and the Basic Agreement.
She began her career in baseball with the Chicago White Sox, serving as Special Projects Analyst (1991 – 1994) and was then promoted to Assistant Director of Baseball Operations in 1995. In those positions, she assisted in analyzing player tendencies, signing free agents, tracking Major League player movement, arbitration, negotiating contracts, and budgeting.
Ng started her baseball career as an intern with the White Sox and rose to become assistant director of baseball operations. In 1995, Kim Ng became the youngest person, and the first woman, to present a salary arbitration case in the major leagues. She worked for the American League for one year and then joined the Yankees, becoming the youngest assistant general manager in MLB at 29 and only the second woman to attain that position with a major league club. She was the Dodgers’ vice president and assistant general manager.
Ng attended elementary school in Fresh Meadows, Queens and junior high on Long Island, New York. She played tennis and softball at Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, New Jersey and graduated in 1986. She graduated from the University of Chicago in 1990, where she played softball and earned a B.A. in public policy. In her junior year at the University of Chicago in 1989, Ng posted a .388 average with eight runs scored, two doubles, one homer, six RBIs and four walks to only one strikeout.
Kim Ng Age
Kim Ng was born on November 17, 1968, in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.
Kim Ng Family
Kim Ng was born the first of five daughters, to Jin Ng and Virginia Fong. Her father was a financial analyst, and her mother was a banker.
Kim Ng Husband
Kim Ng is married to her husband Tony Markward. Markward is the co-owner of Silas Wines in Oregon.
Kim Ng Salary
Kim Ng’s salary is unclear. The highest-paid General Managers in Major League Baseball earn about 1.5 – $3 million a year.
Kim Ng Net Worth
Kim Ng’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million.
Kim Ng Nationality
Kim Ng is of American nationality.
Kim Ng Ethnicity
Kim Ng is of Asian ethnicity. She was born to an American father of Chinese descent and a Thailand-born mother of Chinese descent.
How to Pronounce Kim Ng
Kim Ng (pronounced ANG).