Emily Christy New Vero Beach GM

Emily Christy is now the general manager of the Class A Vero Beach Dodgers. In addition to the Florida State League team, Christy, 28, is responsible for the Dodger rookie Gulf Coast League team and extended spring training program. A Princeton graduate, Christy has risen quickly after joining the Dodgers as an intern 13 months ago.

The general manager job came open when Trevor Gooby became director of Florida operations with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Christy, the assistant general manager, took over on an interim basis and then was given the full-time job.

"If anyone said six months ago that I'd be sitting where I am now, I'd have said they were absolutely crazy," Christy said.

Three months after being hired by the Dodgers last spring, Christy had lunch with two other women who hold front office jobs with the major league team — assistant general manager Kim Ng and minor league operations assistant director Luchy Guerra.

Dodger vice chairman Jamie McCourt, wife of owner Frank McCourt, is the highest ranking woman in baseball. Other women on the Dodger management team included chief financial officer Cris Hurley and associate legal counsel Christine Chrisman.