D-backs statements on passing of Sen. McCain
PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks released the following statements on Senator John McCain, who passed away today at the age of 81.
"John McCain has always been a member of the D-backs' family and was one of this team's biggest fans since day one," said D-backs president & CEO Derrick Hall. "He was in attendance at the expansion Draft, the World Series and countless other games, remaining a fan through thick and thin. I am honored to consider him a friend and we will miss seeing his smiling face in the stands and our heartfelt thoughts go out to his entire family."
"Senator McCain was not only a great man and patriot, but a great D-backs fan and I am proud to consider him a dear friend," said D-backs legend Luis Gonzalez. "We always knew we could count on him to root us on -- from the ballpark, from his home and from all the way across the country. On behalf of my entire family, our thoughts and prayers are with Cindy and his family and we are very grateful for all that he did on behalf of his country."
McCain was a six-term U.S. Senator and a regular attendee of D-backs games throughout the past two decades.