On Friday, the Marlins hired 51-year-old Ng as their new general manager. Not only is Ng cementing her place as the first female GM in MLB history, but she's also the first Asian-American to land the position. In fact, no woman has ever been the GM of any major men's American pro sports team, until now.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, Kim Ng, via statement.This challenge is one I don’t take lightly, Kim Ng, via statement. When I got into this business, it seemed unlikely that a woman would lead a Major League Baseball team, but I am dogged in pursuit of my goals, Kim Ng, via statement. Commissioner Rob Manfred also released a statement. All of us at Major League Baseball are thrilled for Kim and the opportunity she has earned with the Marlins, Commissioner Rob Manfred, via statement.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.., Commissioner Rob Manfred, via statement.