Kim Ng, executive for major league baseball was hired by the New York Yankees as assistant general manager

1997

Kim Ng, executive for major league baseball was hired by the New York Yankees as assistant general manager, which made her the youngest executive hired in the major leagues, at age 29 in 1997. Ng was 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. 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. (Her father was U.S.-born of Chinese descent and mother Thailand-born of Chinese descent.) Singer was dismissed for his remarks on November 18, 2003.