He had been diagnosed with cancer in February, shortly after leaving office.
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner holds the MVP trophy after their 3-2 win against the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of baseball's World Series Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Arizona's Andre Iguodala moves the ball upcourt during the Red-Blue Game at McKale Center Nov. 5, 2003.
Sidewinders Manager Chip Hale looks at an old baseball photo with Jack Boag during a meet the sidewinders event at the Canoa Social Center in Green Valley in 2004.
Sidewinders manager Chip Hale introduces left-handed pitcher Chris Cervantes modeling the team's 2004 uniforms in 2004.
Diamondbacks minor-league coach/instructor Chip Hale hits ground balls to pitchers during practice at the Kino Sports Complex in 2003.
Town's warm mineral water has drawn baseball stars, notorious gangsters and tourists.
Almost three decades later, the Royals are headed back to the ALCS.
Herb Wisdom still has to remove dirt and small stones from his softball field he created in Tubac, Ariz., and spent $40,000 of his own money to create his field of dreams. Photo taken: June 8, 2003.
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)