Derrick Hall

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For the Irish cricketer of the same name, see Derrick Hall (cricketer).
Derrick Hall
Born Los Angeles, California
Residence Paradise Valley, Arizona
Alma mater Arizona State University, Ohio University
Occupation President and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks

Derrick Hall is the president of the Arizona Diamondbacks, succeeding Rich Dozer on Sept. 6, 2006. He had previously served as the executive vice president, as senior vice president, in marketing and communications, and as senior vice president since joining the team on May 23, 2005.[1][2]

Hall received a bachelor's degree from Arizona State University in broadcasting and journalism and a master’s degree from Ohio University in sports administration.

During the 2011 baseball season, Hall was diagnosed with prostate cancer. [3] Hall has been in remission after successful surgery and indications that the cancer had not spread.[4] In a 2013 interview Hall said about having cancer, "It certainly makes you appreciate life. You realize how important family members are. I really cherish each and every day with my wife and kids. It has changed me. No doubt. Having cancer wakes you up. It forces you to live a happier lifestyle, but it also forces you to enjoy each and every day and count your blessings." Hall also said that it's his "mission now to drive awareness, spread the word and hopefully stress the importance of people being screened and tested."[5]

In 2014, he launched his own charitable foundation, the Derrick Hall Pro-State Foundation www.pro-state.org

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Preceded by
Rich Dozer
Arizona Diamondbacks President
2006–present
Succeeded by
incumbent