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Most first-year club sports teams often struggle to find an identity. But that hasn’t been the case for Club SPAWN, a local baseball team that is ranked nationally. In its inaugural season Club SPAWN’s record is 69-22.
There are several sets of eyes on a baseball game and what they see can be just as varying as the batting stances in a nine-man lineup.
Tyler Viza’s inclusion at No. 427 in Baseball America’s top 500 draft prospects shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who saw Desert Vista’s comeback against Brophy in the first round of the Division I state baseball tournament.
Arizona Christian University will hosts the 2013 Baseball Recruit Identification Camp June 3-6 at Firestorm Field. Players ages 14-18 are invited to attend the camp, which focuses on baseball skills development.
My son Brett, the comeback athlete
Last week, the Division I and II baseball state tournaments moved to spring training stadiums across the Valley.
Being from Cleveland, the smile of Chief Wahoo always catches me eye.
"42” is far from the first movie to explore racial tensions in sports. We’ve seen this subject depicted in other good films like “Remember the Titans” and “Glory Road.” There are plenty of recognizable figures on display here, such as the underdog nobody believed in, the one man willing to take a chance on that underdog, and the ignorant antagonists that wish to see that underdog fail. Familiarity aside, though, “42” executes just about everything wonderfully. This is a good-hearted picture, carried by sincere performances and passionate direction. Not only is it an inspiring story about overcoming prejudice, but an all around rousing baseball movie too.
Jackie Robinson was the ideal class act to break the barrier and become the first black player in Major League Baseball.
Maybe it’s inaccurate to say Riley Unroe was born to be a switch-hitter, but the evidence was pretty clear by age 2.
As kids, many had the same dream of hitting a walk-off home run to win the World Series. Now baseball season is finally under way, and there is no shortage of opportunities to share your passion of the game with your children.
Opening Day is a national holiday to some.
Joe Mather is back in Arizona.
The major league scouts who surrounded Mountain Pointe’s baseball field on Tuesday should have come back Wednesday morning to truly see what Zach Cordova is about.
The way Andy Lane reacted it looked as if he just came up short in the biggest at-bat of his life.
Arizona is on the verge of shutting the door on the ability of players for Arizona's professional sports teams to file workers' compensation claims elsewhere, even if that's where they were injured.
Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) single game tickets for the 2013 season went on sale Monday. Fans can purchase tickets online at dbacks.com/tickets, at the Chase Field Box Office, or by phone at (602) 514-8400.
Former Major League baseball player Willie Mays, listens during his appearance at the San Francisco Giants' 2010 World Series trophy display tour event on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 at the Arthur Tappan School P.S. 46 in Harlem, New York. The school is near the site of the old Polo Grounds, where Mays made his famous catch, simply called "The Catch," to help the Giants win the 1954 World Series against the Cleveland Indians. The Giants and Mays moved to San Francisco in 1957. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
You’ve got to love living in the place everyone else wants to be.
Arizona Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall has been named the 2012 recipient of the Bill Shover Leadership Award and was honored last week at a luncheon at the Talking Stick Resort.
It's a Saturday afternoon, and a multitude of fans – 25,000 total throughout a day defined by a peek-a-boo sun – meander underneath Chase Field's retractable roof for the annual D-Backs annual FanFest. The day is a prelude to the upcoming season – an opportunity for the Diamondback faithful to snag a few autographs, take a few cuts against a wiffleball-lobbing Wade Miley and, most importantly, bask in the glow of the lovely optimism that comes before the realities of a 162-game season commence.
When the Angels signed former National League MVP Albert Pujols before last season the fan base went berserk.
It’s Saturday afternoon, and a multitude of fans — 25,000 total throughout a day defined by a peek-a-boo sun — meander underneath Chase Field’s retractable roof for the annual D-Backs FanFest.
When Bill Keller landed a manager’s job with Dillard’s department store in the Valley 34 years ago, his wife, Dianne, said she wasn’t excited about moving to Arizona, much less Mesa — from Minneapolis.
The Arizona Diamondbacks will host the ninth annual SUBWAY D-backs FanFest on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Chase Field. The free event will offer fans unprecedented access to current players, coaches, alumni and broadcasters, including autograph and photo sessions on the field.
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