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 PHOENIX (AP) -Longtime baseball executive Roland Hemond has rejoined the Arizona Diamondbacks as special assistant to club president Derrick Hall.
Hemond has 55 years of professional baseball experience, including five seasons with the Diamondbacks as senior executive vice president from 1996 to 2000.
Hemond, three times Major League Baseball executive of the year, was executive advisor to general manager Ken Williams of the Chicago White Sox for the past seven years. He was White Sox general manager from 1971 to 1985 and GM of the Baltimore Orioles from 1988 to 1995.
He left the White Sox in 1985 and spent two years working for the Commissioner's office in New York before joining the Orioles.
Hemond's baseball career began in 1951 in the front office of the Hartford Chiefs of the Eastern League. He went on to work for the Boston, then Milwaukee, Braves from 1952 to 1960. Hemond was scouting and farm director for the Los Angeles Angels from 1961 to 1970.
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