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Updated May 24, 2013 - 3:28 pm

Pat's Personal Portraits: Derrick Hall

I sat down with Derrick Hall, President and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks, to talk about a variety of topics about America's favorite pastime. He talked about how the MLB compares to the NFL and how the new commissioner should continue Bud Selig's legacy but focus on globalizing the sport.

He brought up an interesting point on having teams play under the National League or American League rules depending on the league of the visiting team. I mean, who wouldn't love to see Mariano Rivera hit?

Lastly, we discussed the decline in African American baseball players and the increase of Latinos.

About the Author

He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talkshows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The McMahon Group" features an unpredictable all-star panel where three people from the community get together and give their thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's where he talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multifaceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.


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