©2011 Galesburg Broadcasting Co.
Read the latest local sports stories by clicking here
|Hemond to Receive Hall of Fame's O'Neil Award
|COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- Former major league general manager Roland Hemond has been selected to receive the Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hall of Fame.
Hemond becomes the second winner of the award, the Hall announced Tuesday. O'Neil, a Negro league star, received it posthumously in 2008, two years after his death.
The 81 year old Hemond was assistant scouting director of the Milwaukee Braves in the 1950s, scouting director of the Angels from 1961-70, general manager of the Chicago White Sox from 1970-85, GM of the Baltimore Orioles from 1988-95 and senior executive vice president of the Arizona Diamondbacks from 1996-00. He was an executive adviser for the White Sox from 2001-07, and currently is special assistant to the president of the Diamondbacks.
The award will be presented July 23 as part of induction weekend.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)