Former UA baseball player Ron Hassey stands at bat during a spring training game against the Cleveland Indians at Hi Corbett Field, March 28, 1989.
University of Arizona's Nick Hundley tags Oregon State's Seth Pietsch during the 5th inning May 19, 2003.
Salpointe Catholic outfielder J.C. Velasco, center, leaps on teammate Michael Hoard as they celebrate with Kevin Brice following their 10-2 victory over Peoria Sunrise Mountain in the Boy's Division II state baseball tournament May 8, 2012.
Diamondbacks minor-league coach/instructor Chip Hale hits ground balls to pitchers during practice at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz. on Feb. 5, 2003. Hale is a former UA baseball star.
"Baseball is my life," says legend of Tucson's Mexican Wooden League.
Former UA baseball player Ron Hassey stands at bat during a spring training game against the Cleveland Indians at Hi Corbett Field March 28, 1989.
Willie Morales, one of the D'backs catchers in Spring camp, March 10, 2002.
Cleveland Indians pitcher Jason Stanford delivers to Minnesota Twins' Bobby Kielty during his major league pitching debut in the first inning July 6, 2003 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)
Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Chris Saenz (38) delivers during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Milwaukee, Saturday, April 24, 2004. (AP Photo/Peter Zuzga)
Cardinals pinch-hitter Colin Porter heads to first with a ground-out in the sixth inning during a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo., May 9, 2004. C2 (Photo by Chris Lee / St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Mugshot of former Pima College and Empire High baseball player Cole Plouck. -- Credit: Courtesy of Pima College
Baltimore Orioles' Cal Ripken, Jr., left, is presented with a hat by fellow retiree San Diego Padres' Tony Gwynn during an All-Star Game news conference on July 9, 2001, at Safeco Field in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
San Diego Padres great Tony Gwynn tips his hat as he receives a standing ovation during the eighth inning from Arizona Diamondbacks fans Monday, July 23, 2001, at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix. Gwynn drew a walk as a pinch hitter.(AP Photo/Matt York)
UA pitcher Tod Brown. Arizona Daily Star file photo taken May 4, 1994 by Benjie Sanders.
UA pitcher Tod Brown on May 4, 1994.
Palo Verde pitcher Tyler Fallwell delivers a pitch against Fountain Hills during the second inning of the Boy's Division III state semi-final baseball game at Surprise Stadium on May 16.
UA's Shelley Duncan needs only six home runs this season to become the team's all-time leader in home runs. The junior outfielder has also been named to two preseason All-American teams in 2001. He is speaking to several radio reporters on Jan. 15, 2001.
Trevor Hoffman's son, Wyatt, high-fives the Yankee's Shelley Duncan during the Jim Click All-Pro Alumni baseball game held at the UA's Sancet Field on Feb. 10, 2002.
Saguaro pitcher Alex Verdugo delivers a pitch against Greenway during the second inning of the Boy's Division II state semi-final baseball game at Maryvale Stadium in Phoenix on May 15.
Saguaro pitcher Alex Verdugo reacts after giving up a two-run double against Greenway during the fifth inning of the Boy's Division II state semi-final baseball game at Maryvale Stadium in Phoenix on May 15.