The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) has named Paul Goldschmidt as the Arizona Diamondbacks 2014 Heart and Hustle Award winner. The award honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game. The Heart and Hustle Award is also the only award in Major League Baseball voted on by former players.
Chandler-based Baseball Player University, an instructional baseball show aimed at bringing professional-level training to all players, recently announced a partnership with baseball giant Louisville Slugger ahead of the launch of its fourth season.
The Arizona Diamondbacks will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Randy Johnson’s perfect game on Sunday, May 18 with a pregame ceremony honoring the D-backs’ legend. Johnson will throw out the ceremonial first pitch three weeks from tomorrow prior to the game against the Dodgers. His catcher will be Robby Hammock, who caught the perfect game a decade ago.
The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Randy Johnson’s perfect game on Sunday, May 18 with a pregame ceremony honoring the D-backs’ legend. Johnson (@RJ51Photos) will throw out the ceremonial first pitch three weeks from tomorrow prior to the game against the Dodgers. His catcher will be Robby Hammock, who caught the perfect game a decade ago.
Hall of Fame baseball player Ozzie Smith wants opening day to the major league season recognized as a national holiday. He, along with the Budweiser Clydesdales, took to the streets of Chandler on Wednesday to help get out his message.
Arizona Diamondbacks legend Luis Gonzalez was inducted into the Latin American Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday in Laredo, Texas. Gonzalez was the 16th Major League Baseball player to be inducted into the Latin American Sports Hall of Fame that will also honor Tino Martinez as well as seven additional athletes and professionals this Saturday.
Five-time MLB All-Star and two-time World Series champion Steve Sax is set to debut The Steve Sax Baseball Clinic on Nov. 2 in Mesa. The one-day, hands-on clinic will provide serious-minded players, coaches, and managers the advanced training and insider techniques needed to better their skills and draw the attention of scouts.
The Thunder look to return to their winning ways behind a talented junior class and a group of committed seniors in 2014.Produced by David JolkovskiNarration by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Cade van RaaphorstTJ RobertsAlex FarinaDrew McIntyreCoach Dan HindsAdrian PerezAndrew MacnairSaxon McDonald