The Arizona Diamondbacks announced on Thursday that Nicole Hazen, the devoted wife of general manager Mike Hazen, passed unexpectedly at the age of 45.
Currently serving as the executive vice president and general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks is American professional baseball executive Mike Hazen (MLB).
Working for Ben Cherington, he formerly held the positions of senior vice president and general manager for the Boston Red Sox. He is a former minor league outfielder who graduated from Princeton University.
Nicole Marie Ferrara, a Cleveland native and raised, first met Mike Hazen while he was employed by the Indians as an assistant farm director.
She quit teaching after the birth of their first child when she got married, and the family moved to Boston as soon as Mike acquired a job with the Boston Red Sox.
After the family moved to Arizona in the fall of 2016, she eventually returned to teaching and accepted a position at St. Francis Xavier, the boys’ school. Throughout their time in Boston, they welcomed three more children. According to Mike, baseball has always been the center of Nicole’s life.
She unfortunately passed away. She was battling brain cancer. Hazen asserted that he didn’t believe he could handle the team’s trade deadline and draft planning while also attending to his family’s needs.
Regarding Mike, he was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, and reared in the neighboring town of Abington. He played varsity baseball for the Princeton Tigers for four seasons before being taken by the San Diego Padres in the 31st round of the 1998 MLB Draft.
After batting.307 with 62 hits for the Pioneer League’s Idaho Falls Chukars at the Rookie level in 1998, he was promoted to the Class A Fort Wayne Wizards.
He played in 72 games in 1999 but only achieved a.203 batting average before giving up baseball due to a nagging shoulder injury. As a player, he was measured at 195 pounds and 6 feet 1 inches (185 cm) tall. He batted and threw with his right hand.
A serious kind of brain cancer called glioblastoma will be diagnosed in Mike Hazen’s wife in July 2020, according to statements he made last year.
Nicole received a six-week course of chemotherapy and radiation treatment in August 2020 after having the majority of the brain tumor surgically removed.
The Nicole Hazen Fund for Hope was established in September 2021 by the Diamondbacks to benefit the medical team and academics at Phoenix’s Barrow Neurological Institute and Ivy Brain Tumor Center, where Nicole had received treatment. This fund was established with $1.5 million in donations.
The fund was established with a $250,000 donation by the Arizona ownership group, and after that, the league office and the remaining 29 clubs each contributed an equal amount.
Nicole had a deep and passionate love for her family and her way of life. She devoted every day of her life to helping others as a mother, wife, and educator who encouraged goodness, claims the statement.
The family said, “We are lost without her, but from this day forward, we shall carry the torch of her unshakable care for everyone.”
Along with her husband, Hazen also leaves behind four sons: Sam, Charlie, Teddy, and John.
Mike Hazen is thought to be worth $10 million, according sources. The 46-year-old is undoubtedly wealthy as a result of his huge earnings and is known as one of the wealthy celebrities.
In February 2006, Hazen was hired by the Red Sox as their director of player development. His promotion to vice president of player development and amateur scouting occurred in 2011.
He was elevated to vice president and assistant general manager (under Cherington) in 2012, and he was named senior vice president and assistant general manager at the start of 2015.
On September 23, 2015, Dave Dombrowski, vice president of baseball operations, named Hazen general manager of the Red Sox.
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