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Former MLB wife shares story, helps good cause


PITCH4KIDZ, a nonprofit organization that facilitates the emotional healing of children, will host their 2nd Annual fundraising dinner on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at the Camelback Inn located at 5402 Lincoln Drive in Scottsdale from 5:30 8:30 p.m. The event promises to be one of the Valley’s premiere charity events, welcoming some of the… Read More →

Paul Goldschmidt named nominee for Roberto Clemente Award


Major League Baseball and Chevrolet, the official vehicle of MLB, announced that Paul Goldschmidt was named the Arizona Diamondbacks 2015 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. Wednesday, September 16th marks the fourteenth annual Roberto Clemente Day, which was established by Major League Baseball to honor Clemente’s legacy and to officially recognize… Read More →

MLB, Diamondbacks will host diversity summit


Major League Baseball announced that it will partner with the Arizona Diamondbacks to co-host the 2016 MLB Diversity Business Summit in Greater Phoenix in March 2016.  The event, which will be held during Spring Training for the first time, will provide attendees with exclusive access to human resource and procurement executives from all 30 MLB… Read More →

D-backs have lowest Fan Cost Index for 9th straight year

2012 Employee Appreciation Dinner

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks, @LosDbacks) have the lowest Fan Cost Index ($126.89) in Major League Baseball for the ninth consecutive season, it was announced by Team Marketing Report. The D-backs finished almost $85 below the industry average of $211.68. The Fan Cost Index is a representative look at the costs for a family of four… Read More →

Will Ferrell will play in 5 Cactus League games


The Arizona Diamondbacks today announced Will Ferrell will be at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on March 12, participating in a once-in-a-lifetime role for the lifelong baseball fan, as production begins on a new special from Funny Or Die, in partnership with Major League Baseball, to air exclusively on HBO later this year. Dedicating… Read More →

Goodyear Ballpark named best in Cactus League


After a long, fierce and competitive battle of the spring training ballparks, the results are in and it’s official. Goodyear Ballpark – the spring training home of Major League Baseball’s Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians, has been voted as best place to see a spring training game in the Cactus League in USA Today’s 10Best… Read More →

MLB Goes To Bat For Boys & Girls Clubs Of Greater Scottsdale

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale
by in Connections | Events

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Lehi Branch, which serves youth from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, is pleased to announce renovations to its facility, which includes the construction of a performance stage complete with lighting and sound system, upgraded fitness equipment, a computer lab, décor improvements and a painted mural representing… Read More →

Diamondbacks Lead MLB With Lowest Fan Cost Index


The Arizona Diamondbacks announced that their Fan Cost Index of $145.94 is again the lowest in Major League Baseball for the sixth consecutive season by finishing more than $60 below the industry average of $207.34. The Fan Cost Index is a representative look at the costs for a family of four to attend a MLB… Read More →

Centennial Series: Photos Then And Now — Mesa, Ariz.

Centennial Photos Then and Now, Mesa - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2011

The saying, “The more things change, the more they stay the same” aptly describes the relationship the city of Mesa and the Chicago Cubs share. Major League Baseball first came to Mesa for spring training in 1952. Back then, the Cubs made Rendezvous Park their home until it was razed in 1976 and replaced with… Read More →

82nd Annual MLB All-Star Game Arrives In Arizona Just In Time

All-Star Game 2010 Festivities, AZ Business Magazine May/June 2011

82nd Annual MLB All-Star Game  Arizona catches a much-needed break this summer when the 82nd Major League Baseball All-Star Game rolls into Chase Field in Downtown Phoenix in July. “It’s a big year for the Diamondbacks,” says Derrick Hall, president of the Arizona Diamondbacks. “We have the opening of the new spring training complex, the… Read More →

Diamondbacks Start Off Season Right

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies - Image provided by Salvatoredbacks from
by in Blogs | Sports

The Diamondbacks have a better record than the 2010 World Champion San Francisco Giants. Coming off a dismal 97 loss season in 2010, I’d be inclined to believe that any player in their right mind would be frustrated – and that’s exactly what Arizona baseball needs to fuel a successful season. There still may be… Read More →

Cactus League Baseball Is Back In Arizona

Cactus League - Spring Training is Back
by in Around Arizona | Blogs | Events

February in Arizona means two things – gorgeous weather and spring training baseball. What initially began as minor league exhibition game in the early 1900’s has evolved into Major League Baseball’s conglomerate of Spring Training stadiums within the Phoenix area.  A long-­standing tradition for the Grand Canyon State, MLB’s Spring Training begins again later this month as the Cactus League kicks off… Read More →

First Job: Derrick Hall, President And CEO Arizona Diamondbacks

Derrick Hall

Describe your very first job and what lessons you learned. My first job came in high school, when I worked in advertising dispatch for our local daily newspaper. I found myself sneaking off to the newsroom to watch and listen. I tried to learn on my own what professionals considered newsworthy. Describe your first job… Read More →