Ng, Nakken, Smith, Goodrum threw baseball against glass ceiling

It’s no secret that baseball is a male-dominated sport – there’s a reason Mo’Ne Davis, the first woman to pitch in the Little League World Series, made the Sports Illustrated cover at just 13.

There are many women in recent years who are shattering the glass ceiling in the sports management and training industry, especially in MLB. For example, Kim Ng, Bianca Smith, Alyssa Nakken and Sara Goodrum have all been hired by major baseball organizations in positions of general management, head coach and assistant coach.

Kim Ng

On November 13, the Miami Marlins announced the hiring of Kim Ng as general manager.

Ng is no stranger to making history – she was the first woman ever to be interviewed for a GM position in MLB when she interviewed the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2005. She previously worked as a GM assistant with both the Dodgers and the New York Yankees. Prior to accepting Marlins’ offer, Ng was the senior vice president of operations for the MLB, a position he held for nine years.

According to Ken Rosenthal, a senior baseball writer for The Athletic, Ng brings many attributes to the table.

“A wealth of experience, not only in …

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