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Updated May 24, 2013 - 8:06 am

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 past time. He talked about how the MLB compares to the NFL, how the new commissioner should continue Bud Selig's legacy but focus on the international part of the sport.

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

Lastly, we discussed the decline in African American's, and the increase of Latino's playing in the MLB.

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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 talk-shows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The Mc Mahon Group" features a very unpredictable all-star panel where 3 people from the community get together and give there thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's which talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multi-faceted 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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