Saturday, September 27, 2008
Kim Ng is in the running for the first female general manager of a Major League Baseball team. The 39-year-old current assistant general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers had set a record in 2005 when she became the first woman to interview for the GM position with the Dodgers, but narrowly lost to Ned Colletti. Now, she may finally be about to secure the GM job for the Seattle Mariners, which has been on a 100-game losing streak.
After graduating from the University of Chicago, Kim Ng took her four years of collegiate softball experience and interned as a research assistant with the White Sox where she applied computers to analyze baseball statistics. In 1997, she became the assistant GM for the New York Yankees, making her the youngest to hold that position at age 29.
Regarding the possibility of hiring Kim Ng, Charles Armstrong, the president of the Seattle Mariners, who is desperate for "some fresh thinking", replied, "We're color blind, gender blind. We just want the best person that we think would be the best person for the Mariners as we move forward."
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