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Marlins Make History With Caroline O'Connor's Front Office Promotion

Tyler Maher
The Miami Marlins continue to make MLB history with their diverse front office.
The Miami Marlins continue to make MLB history with their diverse front office. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

There are not a lot of good things to say about the Miami Marlins on the field, but off the field, they deserve to be applauded.

The organization made history again on Monday by promoting Carolina O'Connor to President of Business Operations. O'Connor had been serving as the team's Chief Operating Officer since 2017.

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With female general manager Kim Ng already in place since 2020, Miami is now the first U.S. major league sports franchise to have women controlling all of its daily operations.

This is another major milestone in the progress toward gender equality in baseball. Women have historically had a hard time breaking into the game, but that has begun to change in recent years as front offices have expanded and become increasingly diversified.

Baseball (and other sports) still has a long ways to go in this regard, but at least they are trending in the right direction. The Marlins may be the first major sports franchise to be run by women, but it seems inevitable that other teams will follow.

For now, O'Connor will work alongside Ng to try to help build Miami into a contender. Excluding the team's fluky success during the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign, the Marlins have not had a winning season since 2009 and haven't made the playoffs since 2003. Miami currently trails 20 teams in FanDuel Sportsbook's 2023 World Series odds at +7000.

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