Kim Ng

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Kim Ng (Chinese: ; born November 17, 1968 in Indiana) is a Chinese American[1] executive in Major League Baseball. She is currently the Senior Vice-President for Baseball Operations with Major League Baseball.

Career[edit]

Ng began her career as a special projects analyst with the Chicago White Sox after graduating from the University of Chicago. In 1995 she became the youngest person, and the first woman, to present a salary arbitration case in the major leagues when she worked for the White Sox, regarding the case of pitcher Alex Fernandez. She won. 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 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.[2][3] On March 8, 2011, Ng announced that she was leaving the Dodgers to take on the position of "Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations" for Major League Baseball, where she would report to former Dodgers manager Joe Torre.[4]

Personal[edit]

Ng graduated from the University of Chicago, where she played softball for four years and earned a Bachelor’s degree in public policy.

On May 3, 2009, Ng was honored by the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California in "Celebrating Chinese Americans in Sports".[5]

Kim Ng and her husband reside in the Tribeca neighborhood of Lower Manhattan in New York City.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reid Forgrave (May 11, 2012). "Kim Ng unfazed in quest to become GM". © 2012 Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ http://twitter.com/SI_JonHeyman/statuses/4956479805
  3. ^ http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/10195936/Arizona,-San-Diego-could-work-out-deal-for-DiPoto
  4. ^ Ng leaving Dodgers to join Torre with MLB
  5. ^ CHSSC News and Notes April 2009
  6. ^ Reid Forgrave (May 11, 2012). "Kim Ng unfazed in quest to become GM". © 2012 Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 

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