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The Arizona Diamondbacks Evening on the Diamond Presented by University of Phoenix at Chase Field on March 30, 2012.  (Jordan Megenhardt/Arizona Diamondbacks) The Arizona Diamondbacks Evening on the Diamond Presented by University of Phoenix at Chase Field on March 30, 2012. (Jordan Megenhardt/Arizona Diamondbacks) Derrick Hall, Arizona Diamondbacks president and CEO (Jon Wiley/Arizona Diamondbacks) Derrick Hall, Arizona Diamondbacks president and CEO (Jon Wiley/Arizona Diamondbacks)

By Ed Odeven
Tokyo (Oct. 20, 2013) — Derrick Hall has been called one of the rising stars among baseball executives. He also professes to taking a different approach to the high-profile job than many within the industry.

In January 2012, Yahoo Sports quoted Hall as saying, “With our company the customer doesn’t come first, the employee comes first, and when we treat our employees well, they in turn treat the customers well. We recognize our employees, we respect our employees, we promote our employees.”

Hall, 44, became president of the Arizona Diamondbacks in September 2006, 16 months after joining the organization. He received the CEO title in 2009 — major responsibilities, indeed.

He previously worked 12 years…

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