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Play Ball!: Salt River Fields hosts children’s batting academy

By Morgan Cole Kids can learn how to hit like Trevor Story or Charlie Blackmon in the Colorado Rockies’ batting cages as part of the Salt River Fields’ Baseball Academy. The hitting clinic is November 27,...

Committed to the Community: D-backs pivot Race Against Cancer to virtual run

By Kendall Rooker Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall says cancer does not sleep. It isn’t going to go away, even though the world is plagued with coronavirus. “It is vital right now to give back,”...

Cal-Boom!: Kole Calhoun enjoying his time as a Diamondback

By Nicholas Barker A decade ago, Kole Calhoun was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the eighth round of the Major League Baseball draft. Today, he is a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks after...

A Bittersweet Debut: Archie Bradley pitches first game with Reds

By Nicholas Barker Former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley played his first game with the Cincinnati Reds on September 1, just a day after he was traded. Unfortunately for Bradley, however, it was likely not the...

Field of Dreams: David Peralta honored with Wickenburg ballpark

By Nicholas Barker Seven years ago, David Peralta made his Major League debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Fast forward to present day, and he officially becomes the 43rd player to have a field named after...

‘It Is What It Is:’ David Peralta is back with the D-backs

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski David Peralta is happy to be back on the field after falling ill and questioning if it was COVID-19. He tested negative four times—as recently as July 5—and reported to summer camp on...

‘This was a lightning bolt’: Baseball insider Pedro Gomez reflects on shutdown of sport

By Edith Noriega Cronkite News For Pedro Gomez, the analogy came easily. “This was a lightning bolt.” In more than 30 years covering baseball, first for newspapers and now ESPN, Gomez has seen just about everything. But nothing...

Staying Positive: Shortstop Nick Ahmed combats isolation by being present

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Arizona Diamondbacks fans are missing baseball and it’s good to know players like Nick Ahmed are as well. “We’re six days into what would have been our 2020 season,” Ahmed says at the...

‘Nothing Separates Us’: Archie Bradley tears down the wall between him and the fans

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley doesn’t like this assumed barrier between fans and celebrities. “The Beard,” as he’s called, would rather mingle. To give fans the chance to meet him, teammates and other athletes...

Just like Coming Home: Madison Bumgarner ready to hit the Chase Field mound

By Haley Smilow After trading Zack Greinke last season to the Houston Astros at the 11th hour, the Arizona Diamondbacks saved roughly $54 million, but still needed a leader. “When we traded Zack away last year,...

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