Kim Ng feels as though she has no option but to succeed as the general manager of the Miami Marlins.
The Marlins hired Ng as the first female general manager in October.
"Failure is not an option for me," Ng says.
Derek Jeter, baseball's first Black CEO, reached out to her regarding the Miami job.
"All she needed was an opportunity," said Jeter, who played with the New York Yankees when Ng worked for the club. "Everyone talked about how historic it was, but I didn't make this decision to be historic. I made this decision because it was the best decision for the organization."
Ng, 52, played stickball as a grade-schooler in New York City and softball at the University of Chicago.