Longtime Tucson baseball executive Mike Feder has made the big leagues.
The Arizona Diamondbacks named Feder its Coordinator of Southern Arizona Special Projects today. The former Tucson Toros, Tucson Sidewinders and Tucson Padres general manager will work with the club to promote the team throughout the region.
“We have been looking to expand our presence throughout Southern Arizona and the opportunity to add Mike to the organization was a great way for us to do that,” D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall said. “His history in Tucson and knowledge of the area will be a tremendous asset to us.”
Feder was named the Pacific Coast League's general manager of the year in 2013, the Tucson Padres' final year in town. A new owner moved the Triple-A club to El Paso and changed its name to Chihuahuas.
“I’m pleased that the D-backs want to step up their efforts in the Tucson area,” said Feder, who was inducted into the Pima County Sports Hall of Fame in 1998. “We know there are a lot of D-backs fans in Tucson so it will be my job to reach out and assist them with any of their needs as well as promote all D-backs initiatives.”
Feder, a longtime Tucsonan, has also worked for the NFL's New Orleans Saints.
Read more in Saturday's Arizona Daily Star.