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Kim Ng

Kim Ng

First woman to be interviewed for a General Manager Position

Kim Ng is currently the Vice President and Assistant General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

 

Ng began her career as a special projects analyst with the Chicago White Sox after graduating from the University of Chicago. She became the youngest person, and first woman, to present a salary arbitration case in the major leagues when she worked for the Chicago White Sox, regarding the case of pitcher Alex Fernandez. She then worked in the offices of the American League, where she was director of waivers and records, approving all transactions.

In 1997, she was hired by the New York Yankees as assistant general manager, which made her youngest in the major leagues, at age 29. She joined the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2001 as assistant GM.

In November 2003, she was involved in an incident when New York Mets special assistant to the general manager Bill Singer mocked her ethnic Chinese background. Ng's father was U.S.-born of Chinese descent and her mother Thailand-born of Chinese descent. Singer was dismissed for his remarks on November 18, 2003.

In 2005, Ng was interviewed for the vacant position of Dodgers general manager. No female has ever been a GM in any major sport. The Dodgers hired Ned Colletti as their GM, who immediately kept Ng on as his assistant. In 2008, she was interviewed for the general manager position with the Seattle Mariners, but the position went to Jack Zduriencik. In 2009, she interviewed for the San Diego Padres' General Manager position, which went to Jed Hoyer.

By BR Bullpen

 

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