Knowing when to retire is always tough, especially when your career is your passion. Now imagine that your career, one you have prepared for since you were five years old, is over before you turn 35 years old. Former CDO baseball star Shelly Duncan did just that when he said goodbye to his professional baseball career.
Former CDO standout Shelley Duncan was named the manager of the Hillsboro Hops, the Single-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Duncan, who retired from baseball last year. He was set to be a volunteer assistant at the University of Arizona before taking the position within the Diamondbacks organization.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have named former University of Arizona standout Chip Hale as the team's seventh manager, as announced by D-backs Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa.
Hale, 49, has 28 years of professional baseball experience comprised of 16 seasons in a managerial/coaching capacity. He enjoyed a 12-year playing career highlighted by 7 seasons in the Majors.
Hale spent 10 seasons in the D-backs organization from 2000-09, including the final 3 seasons as the D-backs Third Base & Infield Coach from 2007-09 under Bob Melvin. In his eight seasons as a Major League coach, his teams won 3 division titles (NL West with D-backs in 2007 and AL West with A's in 2012-13) and earned a Wild Card berth (2014). Following his first stint with the D-backs, he went on to serve as the New York Mets' Third Base & Infield Coach in 2010-11 and the Oakland A's Bench Coach from 2012-14, where he was reunited with Melvin
Before Mike Groshans encouraged this foot-long baby Arizona diamondback out of his yard, he made sure to grab a shot.
With injury woes and a subpar record, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ season is nearing a forgettable ending. However, certain players’ successes and talents are being recognized, especially among the rookies.
Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Tuffy Gosewisch plays a board game with a boy at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
David Peralta might be a tough out for Major League pitchers, but the outfielder was no match for 12-year-old Corey Heartwell at air hockey.
As a child, John Faruolo’s friends flocked to his house to play wiffle ball. Decades later, nothing has changed, though the facilities have been upgraded.
With school letting out in southern Arizona this week, the D-backs are offering a fun and educational summer activity. The Arizona Diamondbacks will return to Tucson this summer (June 23 – 27) to teach aspiring big leaguers, ages 6 – 12, how to “Play the D-backs Way.” The D-backs Baseball Academy Summer Camp will be held from 8:00 – 11:00AM at Mehl Park, located on River Road between Alvernon and Swan. The five day camp features low player-to-coach ratios to maximize learning. They are designed to match every age and skill level. The D-backs Baseball Academy is a great way to spend the summer break while improving as a baseball player.
The Academy for Cancer Wellness will hold its 12th annual Music and Memories concert and silent auction at 6:15 p.m Saturday, May 10 at Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St., Tucson to benefit its Under-Insured Cancer Patients Endowment Fund. The program will feature performances by members of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and more, performing music by a variety of composers including Schubert, Dvořák and Schumann.
As a result of the El Paso stadium construction not being complete, a four game series will be played in Tucson at Kino Stadium between the El Paso Chihuahuas (San Diego Padres), formerly the Tucson Padres, and the Reno Aces (Arizona Diamondbacks). The games will be April 11 – 14. Long time Triple-A General Manager Mike Feder and former Tucson Padres staff will oversee operations at Kino Stadium. Barring any unforeseen circumstances in El Paso stadium construction, these will be the only four Triple-A games in Tucson in 2014.
PHOENIX – A few hours earlier, this 2-foot-long Western diamondback rattlesnake was hanging out in the front yard of a nearby home, prompting an urgent call to Bryan Hughes, owner of Rattlesnake Solutions.
The Arizona Diamondbacks announced the creation of the D-backs Give Back Jersey Program, which will provide high-quality uniforms and caps to more than 20,000 youth baseball and softball players and their coaches throughout Arizona communities. The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation will donate more than $500,000 to the unique program.
The Arizona Diamondbacks haven't forgot about their Tucson fans, even after moving their Spring Training to the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) have raised $705,395 in support of the families of the 19 firefighters who perished fighting the Yarnell fire as well as members of the community who have been affected by the fires.
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The University of Arizona's Olympic silver medalist high jumper Brigetta Barrett has been named the Pac-12 Conference Woman of the Year for the 2012-13 academic year, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has announced.
It was a capacity crowd on March 21 as the Los Angeles Dodgers took on the Chicago Cubs in the final of two spring training games to come to Tucson’s Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium this year.
The Tucson Padres and the Pima County Sports & Tourism Authority have announced the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres will play a split-squad Spring Training game at Kino Stadium on Sunday, March 17 at 1:05 pm. The game pairs the Tucson Padres Major League affiliate against the Major League team closest to Tucson. Both teams have a second Spring Training game that day in the Phoenix area.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will return to Kino Stadium on March 21 to play the Chicago Cubs in a spring training game to benefit the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation.
Gov. Jan Brewer named Shaun Rieve as the new Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs. Mr. Rieve replaces Lorna Romero, who was appointed Director of Legislative Affairs in November.
The numbers we should all be concerned about: 23% is the largest portion of our workforce in Pima County. This sector works in the service industry. Followed by Government sector at 19%.
The Tucson Padres have announced their home dates for the 2013 season at Kino Stadium. The 72 game home schedule starts Friday, April 12 against the San Francisco Giants Triple-A affiliate, the Fresno Grizzlies. The opening homestand continues through Friday, April 19 when the Padres host the Salt Lake Bees, the Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
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