The Face of Baseball


Roland Hemond became the second person to receive the Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award by the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 23, 2011. Roland Hemond is a three-time winner of Major League Baseball's "Executive of the Year" award (1972, 1983, 1989). He is also credited with the original idea for the Arizona Fall League, an off-season developmental league owned and operated by Major League Baseball, featuring the top prospects from each of the MLB teams, with all games played in the spring training stadiums in and around Phoenix, Arizona. 


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