ARIZONA NEWS

Amazing Arizonans: D-backs president and CEO Derrick Hall discusses rise, experiences

Jul 5, 2023, 10:00 AM

PHOENIX — On this edition of Amazing Arizonans, I talk with president and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks Derrick Hall.

I have admired Derrick for many years. How does a young guy who struggled to get a job in Major League Baseball become the president of a major league franchise?

We discuss the impact that the organization has in the community.

He tells us his memories of great first pitches, including Phoenix police officer Tyler Moldovan, who was shot in the line of duty.

We discuss his opinions on the rule changes that are speeding up the game and what he learned from hosting the World Baseball Classic.

Derrick talks about his commitment to giving and who influenced him to be an intentional giver.

We discuss what it’s like to be a Thunderbird and be a part of one of the most recognizable sporting events in the world The WM Phoenix Open.

I really enjoyed my time with Derrick and I hope you enjoy it too.

You can find it at KTAR.com, our app or wherever you find the podcasts that you listen to.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)...

Jim Sharpe

Is Biden using migrants as political pawns — in a game of checkers?

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe wonders if Biden is using migrants as political pawns -- in a game of checkers -- following recent executive action.

14 minutes ago

A Silver Alert was issued for an 88-year-old man last seen Friday morning in Mesa who has dementia ...

KTAR.com

Subject of Silver Alert from Mesa found dead almost week after disappearing

A Silver Alert subject from Mesa who had been missing for nearly a week was found dead, authorities announced Wednesday.

53 minutes ago

Surprise firefighter rescued a construction worker from a roof...

Serena O'Sullivan

Construction worker in Surprise hospitalized after likely heat-related collapse

Firefighters in Surprise rescued a construction worker from a roof on Wednesday morning, authorities said.

1 hour ago

A debris fire engulfed a mobile home and sent a large plume of smoke over south Phoenix on June 19,...

KTAR.com

Debris fire destroys mobile home, sends large plume of smoke over south Phoenix

A debris fire engulfed a mobile home and sent a large plume of smoke over south Phoenix on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

1 hour ago

Suspected accused of damaging a Mesa home, hurting one of the residents...

Serena O'Sullivan

2 Phoenix teens arrested after causing explosion outside front door of Mesa home, police say

Two Phoenix teens have been arrested after being accused of damaging a Mesa home with a "large firework," according to police.

2 hours ago

Vice President Kamala Harris will make a campaign stop in Phoenix for an event promoting reproducti...

KTAR.com

Kamala Harris coming to Phoenix next week for reproductive rights event

Vice President Kamala Harris will make a campaign stop in Phoenix next week for an event promoting reproductive rights.

3 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Midwestern University

Midwestern University Clinic visits boost student training & community health

Going to a Midwestern University Clinic can help make you feel good in more ways than one.

...

DISC Desert Institute for Spine Care

Sciatica pain is treatable but surgery may be required

Sciatica pain is one of the most common ailments a person can face, and if not taken seriously, it could become one of the most harmful.

...

Collins Comfort Masters

Here’s 1 way to ensure your family is drinking safe water

Water is maybe one of the most important resources in our lives, and especially if you have kids, you want them to have access to safe water.

Amazing Arizonans: D-backs president and CEO Derrick Hall discusses rise, experiences