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Celebrities lined up for Phoenix Open Pro-Am

The list of athletes and celebrities playing in the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open Annexus Pro-Am on Wednesday, January 28th includes:

·       Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Bruce Arians
·       Country music star Dierks Bentley
·       ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman
·       Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter
·       ABA and NBA legend Julius “Dr. J” Erving
·       Arizona Cardinals all-pro wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald
·       Major League Baseball great Ken Griffey Jr.
·       ESPN NFL Analyst Ron Jaworski
·       2015 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Randy Johnson
·       Former all-pro quarterback Jim McMahon
·       Ohio State University Head Football Coach Urban Meyer
·       Country music star Jake Owen
·       Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson
·       Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger
·       NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith
·       Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow

The Waste Management Phoenix Open Annexus Pro-Am, will tee off at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, January 28th on TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course.

Tee times for the Annexus Pro-Am will be from 8:30 to 10:30 AM. Exact tee times for participating amateurs and celebrities will be announced the evening of Tuesday, January 27th on the tournament website – wmphoenixopen.com.

The 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open, known as “The Greatest and Greenest Show on Grass,” will be held at the TPC Scottsdale from January 26 to February 1, 2015. The Waste Management Phoenix Open is the best-attended golf tournament in the world and has gained legendary status for being the most unique stop on the PGA TOUR. The 2015 edition will mark the 80th playing of the event (one of the five oldest events on the PGA TOUR) and the sixth as the Waste Management Phoenix Open. For more information on the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open, visit www.wmphoenixopen.com.

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Randy Johnson earns spot in Hall of Fame

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio have been elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame.

Johnson became the second Arizona Diamondbacks player to be elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The first was Roberto Alomar, who played one season for the D-backs in 2004.

Johnson, a five-time Cy Young Award winner including four with the Diamondbacks, ranks second on the all-time Major League strikeout list with 4,875 (first among left-handers). The 10-time All-Star won 303 games in his career, including a perfect game, and holds nearly every major career pitching record in D-backs franchise history. In 2001, he was named the co-MVP of the D-backs’ World Series Championship.

Baseball writers elected four players for the first time since 1955, with the Big Unit, Martinez and Smoltz earning induction on the first try Tuesday. Biggio made it on the third attempt after falling two votes shy last year.

The quartet will be inducted in Cooperstown on July 26. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America had not given four players the necessary 75 percent in a single year since selecting Joe DiMaggio, Gabby Hartnett, Ted Lyons and Dazzy Vance 60 years earlier.

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Randy Johnson Earns Spot In Legends Entertainment District

Sunday’s D-backs-Giants game as the newest “Legend” in the Legends Entertainment District in downtown Phoenix as part of the D-backs’ Alumni Day festivities.

The D-backs and Legends Entertainment District unveiled a 42-foot tall super-graphic of Johnson on the FOX Sports Arizona pregame show prior to the D-backs broadcast. The graphic now hangs on the Phoenix Convention Center Garage located across from Chase Field closest to the intersection of Jefferson and 5th Street.

Johnson was selected as the District’s newest “Legend” based on a fan vote on foxsportsarizona.com. The nominees included Matt Williams, Curt Schilling, Mark Grace and Johnson. Arizona Diamondbacks legend and special assistant to the president, Luis Gonzalez, was the first D-backs player to be featured in the Legends District in September 2011.

Johnson was a 10-time All-Star and five-time Cy Young Award Winner. He is the franchise leader in nearly every pitching category following his tenure with the D-backs (1999-2004 and 2007-08), including wins (118), strikeouts (2,077), complete games (38), innings pitched (1,630.1), games started (232), ERA (2.83) and shutouts (14). He shared World Series MVP and Sports Illustrated “Sportsmen of the Year” honors with Curt Schilling following the D-backs’ World Championship season in 2001.

Legends Entertainment District offers customized, larger than life out-of-home signage opportunities that run 18 hours a day, 365 days a year. The project is designed to encompass landmark downtown facilities, extending from 1st Avenue to 7th Street and Washington to Jackson Street.

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Which D-backs legend should be honored?

The Arizona Diamondbacks and FOX Sports Arizona are teaming up to select the next D-backs legend to be honored in the Legends Entertainment District in downtown Phoenix, presented by APS.

Fans are encouraged to log on to foxsportsarizona.com to vote for the D-backs legend they feel deserves to be featured in the District. The nominees are: Mark Grace, Randy Johnson, Curt Schilling, and Matt Williams. Fan voting runs through Sunday, September 9.

Grace is a three-time All-Star and four-time winner of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award. He played first base for the D-backs from 2001-03 and was part of the World Series Championship team in 2001. Currently, he serves as the D-backs’ analyst on FOX Sports Arizona

Johnson is a 10-time All-Star and five-time Cy Young Award Winner. He is the franchise leader in nearly every pitching category during his tenure with the D-backs (1999-2004 and 2007-08), including wins (118), strikeouts (2,077), complete games (38), innings pitched (1,630.1), games started (232), ERA (2.83) and shutouts (14). He shared World Series MVP and Sports Illustrated “Sportsmen of the Year” honors with Curt Schilling following the D-backs’ World Championship season in 2001.

Schilling is a six-time All-Star and three-time World Series Champion, sharing the World Series MVP Award with Johnson in 2001. He pitched for the D-backs from 2000-03 recording a 22-6 record with a 2.98 ERA in 2001 to lead the majors in wins and innings pitched. He led the D-backs to a World Series Championship going 4-0 with a 1.12 ERA throughout the 2001 playoffs.

Williams is a five-time All-Star, four-time Gold Glove Award Winner and four-time Silver Slugger Award Winner. Currently he serves as the D-backs’ third base coach after a 17-year playing career as a third baseman. He was a member of the 2001 World Series Championship team and played six seasons with the D-backs (1998-2003).

Arizona Diamondbacks legend and special assistant to the president, Luis Gonzalez, was the first D-backs player to be featured in the Legends District in September 2011.

FOX Sports Arizona will unveil the newest D-backs legend during its D-backs-Giants pregame show on Saturday, September 15 (4:30 p.m.). First pitch is scheduled for 5:10 p.m. on Alumni Day that will feature a game highlighting D-backs alumni at Chase Field after the D-backs game. The player who receives the most votes will be featured on a 42-foot tall super graphic across from Chase Field located at the intersection of Jefferson and 5th Street in the Legends Entertainment District.

Legends Entertainment District offers customized, larger than life out-of-home signage opportunities that run 18 hours a day, 365 days a year. The project is designed to encompass landmark downtown facilities, extending from 1st Avenue to 7th Street and Washington to Jackson Street.