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Encyclopedia > 2001 World Series
2001 World Series

Team Manager Games Won
Arizona Diamondbacks Bob Brenly 4
New York Yankees Joe Torre 3
Dates October 27, 2001November 4, 2001
MVP Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling (Arizona)
Television network FOX
Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver
Umpires Steve Rippley, Dana DeMuth, Dale Scott, Mark Hirschbeck, Jim Joyce, Ed Rapuano

The 2001 World Series (the "November Series") took place between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Yankees and is considered one of the most exciting World Series ever. The best-of-seven-games series determined the World Champions of Major League Baseball of 2001. It featured two extra-inning games and three late-inning comebacks and went to the maximum seven games. The series ended on a game seven walk-off hit (the first since Edgar Rentería's in 1997), one of only a handful of Series to end in this fashion. Image File history File links World_Series_Logo_2001. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ... Len Kasper with Bob Brenly during a broadcast. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Joseph Paul Torre (born July 18, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is the manager of the New York Yankees. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The World Series MVP Award is given to the player who most contributes to his teams success in the World Series. ... For other people named Randy Johnson, see Randy Johnson (disambiguation) Randall David Johnson (born September 10, 1963), nicknamed The Big Unit is a left-handed American starting pitcher who currently plays for Major League Baseballs Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... Major League Baseball on FOX or MLB on FOX is a weekly presentation of Major League Baseball games on the Fox television network. ... American Sportscasters A sportscaster, sports announcer, or sports commentator is a type of journalist on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... For the fictional character, see Midnight Cowboy. ... James Timothy McCarver (born October 16, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American former Major League and minor league baseball catcher, and a current broadcaster for FOX Sports. ... Home plate umpire Gary Darling signals that the last pitch was a strike In baseball, the umpire is the person charged with officiating the game, including beginning and ending the game, enforcing the rules of the game and the grounds, making judgment calls on plays, and meting out discipline. ... Dana Andrew DeMuth (born May 30, 1956 in Fremont, Ohio) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. ... Dale Allan Scott (born August 14, 1959 in Eugene, Oregon) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. ... James A. Joyce III (born October 3, 1955 in Toledo, Ohio) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the American League (AL) from 1989 to 1999 and throughout both major leagues since 2000. ... Edward Stephen Rapuano, Jr. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... // A home run. ... Edgar Enrique Rentería (pronounced as IPA: ) (born August 7, 1975 in Barranquilla, Colombia) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who plays for the Atlanta Braves (as of 2006). ... Dates October 18, 1997 – October 26, 1997 MVP Liván Hernández (Florida) Television network NBC Announcers Bob Costas, Joe Morgan and Bob Uecker Umpires Ed Montague (NL), Dale Ford (AL), Joe West (NL), Greg Kosc (AL), Randy Marsh (NL), Ken Kaiser (AL) The 1997 World Series is regarded as...

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Summary

The Arizona Diamondbacks, breaking a record previously held by the Florida Marlins, reached the Series in just their fourth season of existence, and took on the three-time defending champion New York Yankees, who were trying to become the first team to win four straight titles since the Yankees' five consecutive titles from 1949 to 1953. Additionally, the Series would be taking place in New York City only seven weeks after the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks, representing a remarkable boost in morale for the fatigued city. Arizona captured the Series, four games to three, thereby dethroning the defending World Champions and earning their first title. Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly...


Arizona won the first two games at home handily, but New York won the next three in close contests in Yankee Stadium, including two dramatic ninth-inning comebacks against Arizona closer Byung-Hyun Kim. Arizona won the sixth game behind Randy Johnson, who then came in to pitch in relief of Curt Schilling in game seven. The Diamondbacks won the game 3-2, with Jay Bell scoring the winning run on a bloop single by Luis Gonzalez, in the bottom of the ninth inning off the Yankees' ace closer, Mariano Rivera. Byung-Hyun Kim (born January 21, 1979 in Gwangju, South Korea) is a right-handed pitcher who has played for the Colorado Rockies since 2005. ... For other people named Randy Johnson, see Randy Johnson (disambiguation) Randall David Johnson (born September 10, 1963), nicknamed The Big Unit is a left-handed American starting pitcher who currently plays for Major League Baseballs Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Jay Stuart Bell (b. ... // A breaking pitch, usually a slider or cut fastball that, due to its lateral motion, passes through a small part of the strike zone on the outside edge of the plate after appearing it would miss the plate entirely. ... Luis Emilio Gonzalez (born September 3, 1967) (affectionately called Gonzo by many of his fans), is a baseball player for the Arizona Diamondbacks and plays left field. ... Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969 in Panama City, Panama) is a Panamanian baseball player. ...


The home team won every game in the Series. This had only happened twice before, in 1987 and 1991; both times, the Minnesota Twins won the Series. This is also the most recent World Series to feature two division winners — every Series since has featured at least one of the two Wild Card qualifiers. 1987 World Series Logo The 1987 World Series was played from October 17 to October 25, 1987 between the Minnesota Twins and the St. ... Dates October 19, 1991–October 27, 1991 MVP Jack Morris (Minnesota) Television network CBS Announcers Jack Buck, Tim McCarver Umpires Don Denkinger (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Drew Coble (AL), Terry Tata (NL), Rick Reed (AL), Ed Montague (NL) The 1991 World Series was played between the Minnesota Twins (95-67... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960...


This Series was also the subject of an HBO documentary Nine Innings From Ground Zero in 2004. For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Diamondbacks outscored the Yankees 37-14 over the entire series, as a result of large margins of victory achieved by Arizona in Bank One Ballpark relative to the one run margins at Yankee Stadium. This was a bit of irony; in the 1960 World Series, the Yankees outscored the Pittsburgh Pirates 55-27, but New York also lost that series when the Pirates' Bill Mazeroski hit a game-winning home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of game seven. Bill Mazeroskis famous game-winning home run at Forbes Field to win the 1960 World Series The 1960 World Series was played between the Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) and New York Yankees (AL). ... This article is about the baseball team. ... William Stanley Mazeroski (born September 5, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia), nicknamed Maz, and also called simply The Glove by radio broadcaster Bob Prince, is a former Major League Baseball player who spent his entire career (1956-72) with the Pittsburgh Pirates. ...


September 11 and the month of November

Due to the postponement of games in September as a result of the September 11, 2001 attacks, the World Series began Saturday, October 27, 2001, the latest start date ever for a World Series. The Series went seven games, the last three of which were the first major-league games (other than exhibitions) played in the month of November. This was just the fourth time that no World Series champion was decided within the traditional month of October. The previous three occurrences were in 1904 (no series), 1918 (series held in September due to World War I), and 1994 (no series due to work stoppage). A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see October (disambiguation). ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... The 1994 baseball strike resulted in the cancellation of the World Series for the first time in 90 years. ...


The Series

Game 1

October 27, 2001 at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, Arizona. is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Chase Field, also known as The BOB (after its original name, Bank One Ballpark), is a stadium located in Phoenix, Arizona across the street from the US Airways Center, which is used by many local teams including the NBAs Phoenix Suns. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ...


Arizona showed no fear and chased Yankee's starter Mike Mussina after just three innings. The Yankees gave up five unearned runs and the Diamondbacks rode Curt Schilling's seven strong innings to a 9-1 rout. Craig Counsell homered off Mussina in the first and Luis Gonzalez homered in the third, drove in two runs, and scored twice. Michael Cole (Mike) Mussina (born December 8, 1968 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania), nicknamed Moose, is a Major League starting pitcher, currently with the New York Yankees. ... Craig John Counsell (born August 21, 1970 in South Bend, Indiana) is a Major League Baseball infielder who currently plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks and has a career batting average of . ... Luis Emilio Gonzalez (born September 3, 1967) (affectionately called Gonzo by many of his fans), is a baseball player for the Arizona Diamondbacks and plays left field. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Yankees 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
Arizona Diamondbacks 1 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 X 9 10 2

WP: Curt Schilling (1-0)  LP: Mike Mussina (0-1)  
HRs:  ARI – Craig Counsell (1), Luis Gonzalez (1) Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... Michael Cole (Mike) Mussina (born December 8, 1968 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania), nicknamed Moose, is a Major League starting pitcher, currently with the New York Yankees. ... Craig John Counsell (born August 21, 1970 in South Bend, Indiana) is a Major League Baseball infielder who currently plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks and has a career batting average of . ... Luis Gonzalez is a common personal name that can refer to different people: Luis Emilio González (baseball outfielder): a Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers Luis González (baseball infielder): a Major League Baseball utility player, currently playing in Japan. ...

Game 2

October 28, 2001 at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, Arizona. is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Chase Field, also known as The BOB (after its original name, Bank One Ballpark), is a stadium located in Phoenix, Arizona across the street from the US Airways Center, which is used by many local teams including the NBAs Phoenix Suns. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ...


Arizona continued to take control of the series behind the arm of Randy Johnson. The Big Unit pitched a complete game shutout, allowing only four baserunners while striking out 11 Yankees. Matt Williams hit a three-run homer in the seventh off Yankee starter Andy Pettitte as Arizona won 4-0 and took a commanding two games to none lead as the series headed to New York City. For other people named Randy Johnson, see Randy Johnson (disambiguation) Randall David Johnson (born September 10, 1963), nicknamed The Big Unit is a left-handed American starting pitcher who currently plays for Major League Baseballs Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Matthew Derrick Matt Williams (born November 28, 1965 in Bishop, California) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and right-handed batter who played for the San Francisco Giants (1987-96), Cleveland Indians (1997) and Arizona Diamondbacks (1998-2003). ... Andrew Eugene Pettitte (born June 15, 1972 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American left-handed starting pitcher for the New York Yankees. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Yankees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Arizona Diamondbacks 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 X 4 5 0

WP: Randy Johnson (1-0)  LP: Andy Pettitte (0-1)  
HRs:  ARI – Matt Williams (1) For other persons named Randy Johnson, see Randy Johnson (disambiguation). ... Andrew Eugene Pettitte (born June 15, 1972 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American left-handed starting pitcher for the New York Yankees. ... Matt Williams can refer to different people: Matt Williams: a Major League Baseball player Matt Williams: a Rugby Union coach Matt Williams, a television show producer of shows like Roseanne and Home Improvement. ...

Game 3

Donning a uniform jacket, President Bush tosses out the ceremonial first pitch.
Donning a uniform jacket, President Bush tosses out the ceremonial first pitch.

October 30, 2001 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York Caption: President George W. Bush throws out the first pitch during game three of the World Series game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Yankees at Yankee Stadium Oct. ... Caption: President George W. Bush throws out the first pitch during game three of the World Series game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Yankees at Yankee Stadium Oct. ... is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... This is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ...


The series was opened in New York by President George W. Bush, who threw out the ceremonial first pitch, a strike to Yankees backup catcher Todd Greene. Bush became the first sitting President to throw out a World Series first pitch since Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956. He also threw it from the mound where the pitcher would stand, unlike most ceremonial first pitches which are from in front of the mound. Chants of "U-S-A, U-S-A" rang throughout Yankee Stadium. Yankees starter Roger Clemens allowed only three hits and struck out nine in seven innings of work. Yankees closer Mariano Rivera pitched two innings for the save. Scott Brosius broke a sixth inning tie with an RBI single to left. The Diamondbacks wasted a great outing from starter Brian Anderson by committing three crucial errors and running themselves out of the first inning. George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Todd Anthony Greene (born May 8, 1971 in Augusta, Georgia) is a catcher in Major League Baseball who plays with the Colorado Rockies (2004-2005). ... Dwight David Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American General and politician, who served as the thirty-fourth President of the United States (1953–1961). ... The 1956 World Series of Major League Baseball was played between the New York Yankees (representing the American League) and the defending champion Brooklyn Dodgers (representing the National League) during the month of October 1956. ... The U-S-A! cheer is a chant that was first yelled by fans during the 1980 Winter Olympics. ... William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962, in Dayton, Ohio), is a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, and is one of the preeminent pitchers in Major League history. ... Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969 in Panama City, Panama) is a Panamanian baseball player. ... Third Baseman Scott Brosius Scott David Brosius (born August 15, 1966 in Hillsboro, OR) was a Major League Baseball third baseman for the Oakland Athletics (1991-1997) and the New York Yankees (1998-2001). ... Brian James Anderson is a pitcher who is currently signed to a minor-league contract with the Texas Rangers. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Arizona Diamondbacks 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3
New York Yankees 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 X 2 7 1

WP: Roger Clemens (1-0)  LP: Brian Anderson (0-1)  SV: Mariano Rivera (1)  
HRs:  NYY – Jorge Posada (1) William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962, in Dayton, Ohio), is a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, and is one of the preeminent pitchers in Major League history. ... Brian Anderson may refer to: Brian Anderson (pitcher), a baseball pitcher Brian Anderson (outfielder), a baseball outfielder Brian Anderson (skateboarder) Brian D. O. Anderson (scientist) Brian Anderson (broadcaster) Category: ... Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969 in Panama City, Panama) is a Panamanian baseball player. ... Jorge Rafael Posada Villeta (born August 17, 1971 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) is a switch-hitting catcher and 6-time All Star who plays for the New York Yankees. ...

Game 4

October 31-November 1, 2001 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York. is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... This is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ...


Arizona manager Bob Brenly took a gamble and started Curt Schilling on three days' rest. It worked as Schilling pitched seven strong innings and left the game with a 1-1 tie. The Diamondbacks took a 3-1 lead in the top of the eighth on an Erubiel Durazo double and a fielder's choice, which prompted Brenly to bring in closer Byung-Hyun Kim for a two inning save. Kim, at 22, became the first Korean-born player to play in the World Series. Kim struck out the side in the eighth, but the Yankees began their comeback in the ninth. First, Jeter tried bunting, but was out by one revolution. Then Paul O'Neill lined an opposite-field single in front of left fielder Luis Gonzalez. After Bernie Williams struck out, Tino Martinez hit a two-run home run on the first pitch he saw from Kim over the right-center field wall, tying the game 3-3. Brenly stuck with his closer as the game headed into extra innings. When the scoreboard clock in Yankee Stadium passed midnight, World Series play in November began. Derek Jeter, upon receiving a 3-2 pitch from Kim, hit an opposite field walk-off home run to give the Yankees a 4-3 victory and tie the series at two, making him the first player to hit a November home run and earning him the tongue-in-cheek nickname "Mr. November." Len Kasper with Bob Brenly during a broadcast. ... Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... Erubiel Cardenas Durazo (born January 23, 1974 in Hermosillo, Sonora) is a Mexican baseball player. ... Byung-Hyun Kim (born January 21, 1979 in Gwangju, South Korea) is a right-handed pitcher who has played for the Colorado Rockies since 2005. ... For other persons named Paul ONeill, see Paul ONeill (disambiguation). ... Bernabé Bernie Williams Figueroa (born September 13, 1968 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a center fielder in Major League Baseball who was one of the top outfielders of the late 1990s. ... Constantino Tino Martinez (born December 7, 1967 in Tampa, Florida) is a retired first baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Derek Sanderson Jeter (born June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, New Jersey) is an American Major League Baseball player. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Arizona Diamondbacks 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 6 0
New York Yankees 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 7 0

WP: Mariano Rivera (1-0)  LP: Byung-Hyun Kim (0-1)  
HRs:  ARI – Mark Grace (1)  NYY – Shane Spencer (1), Tino Martinez (1), Derek Jeter (1) Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969 in Panama City, Panama) is a Panamanian baseball player. ... Byung-Hyun Kim (born January 21, 1979 in Gwangju, South Korea) is a right-handed pitcher who has played for the Colorado Rockies since 2005. ... Mark Eugene Grace (born June 28, 1964 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) is a former Major League Baseball player for 16 seasons with the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Shane Spencer (born February 20, 1972 in Key West, Florida) is a professional baseball outfielder, currently with the Hanshin Tigers in Japan. ... Constantino Tino Martinez (born December 7, 1967 in Tampa, Florida) is a retired first baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Derek Sanderson Jeter (born June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, New Jersey) is an American Major League Baseball player. ...

Game 5

November 1, 2001 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York. is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... This is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ...


For game five, Brenly started Miguel Batista, who pitched a strong 7 2/3 scoreless innings. Mussina bounced back from his poor game one start, but allowed solo home runs to Steve Finley and Rod Barajas in the fifth. With the Diamondbacks leading 2-0 in the ninth, Brenly again went to his closer, and for the second night in a row Byung-Hyun Kim failed to hold the lead. Jorge Posada doubled to open the inning, but Kim retired the next two batters. Then, with two outs in the ninth Scott Brosius hit a 1-0 pitch over the left field wall to tie the game at two. For the second straight night, the game went into extra innings following a ninth inning home run and the Yankees won it in the 12th when Alfonso Soriano knocked in Chuck Knoblauch with a base hit off Albie Lopez. New York went ahead three games to two in the series as the teams headed back to Arizona. In the top of the ninth inning, with the Yankees down 2-0, Paul O'Neill (retiring after the series) was serenaded by Yankees fans chanting his name in unison. Miguel Descartes Batista Jerez (born February 19, 1971 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball pitcher who plays for the Seattle Mariners. ... Steven Allen Finley (born March 12, 1965, in Union City, Tennessee) is a Major League Baseball center fielder who bats and throws left-handed. ... Rodrigo Richard Barajas (born September 5, 1975 in Ontario, California) is a catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... Jorge Rafael Posada Villeta (born August 17, 1971 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) is a switch-hitting catcher and 6-time All Star who plays for the New York Yankees. ... Third Baseman Scott Brosius Scott David Brosius (born August 15, 1966 in Hillsboro, OR) was a Major League Baseball third baseman for the Oakland Athletics (1991-1997) and the New York Yankees (1998-2001). ... Alfonso Guilleard Soriano (born January 7, 1976 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Chicago Cubs. ... Edward Charles Knoblauch (born July 7, 1968 in Houston, Texas) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Minnesota Twins (1991-97), New York Yankees (1998-2001) and Kansas City Royals (2002). ... Albert Anthony López (born on August 18, 1971 in Mesa, Arizona) is pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... For other persons named Paul ONeill, see Paul ONeill (disambiguation). ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Arizona Diamondbacks 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0
New York Yankees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 9 1

WP: Sterling Hitchcock (1-0)  LP: Albie Lopez (0-1)  
HRs:  ARI – Steve Finley (1), Rod Barajas (1)  NYY – Scott Brosius (1) Sterling Alex Hitchcock (born April 29, 1971 in Fayetteville, North Carolina), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1992-2004. ... Albert Anthony López (born on August 18, 1971 in Mesa, Arizona) is pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Steven Allen Finley (born March 12, 1965, in Union City, Tennessee) is a Major League Baseball center fielder who bats and throws left-handed. ... Rodrigo Richard Barajas (born September 5, 1975 in Ontario, California) is a catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... Third Baseman Scott Brosius Scott David Brosius (born August 15, 1966 in Hillsboro, OR) was a Major League Baseball third baseman for the Oakland Athletics (1991-1997) and the New York Yankees (1998-2001). ...

Game 6

November 3, 2001 at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, Arizona. is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Chase Field, also known as The BOB (after its original name, Bank One Ballpark), is a stadium located in Phoenix, Arizona across the street from the US Airways Center, which is used by many local teams including the NBAs Phoenix Suns. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ...


With Arizona in a must-win situation, the Diamondbacks provided Randy Johnson all the offense he would ever need. Johnson struck out seven in six innings of work, giving up just two runs. The Diamondbacks rocked Yankee starter Andy Pettitte for six runs after two innings and nine more runs against reliever Jay Witasick in one and a third innings before Randy Choate and Mike Stanton kept them scoreless for the rest of the game. They hit six doubles and Danny Bautista went 3-4 with 5 RBIs. They set a World Series record with 22 hits and handed New York its most lopsided loss in 293 postseason games. The 15-2 win evened the series at three games apiece and set up a game seven for the ages between Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling, again pitching on three days' rest. Jay Witasick (born August 28, 1972 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a major league baseball pitcher for the Oakland Athletics. ... Randol Doyle Choate, otherwise known as Randy Choate (born 5th September 1975 in San Antonio, Texas) is a baseball pitcher who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... William Michael (Mike) Stanton (born June 2, 1967 in Houston, Texas) is a left-handed specialist relief pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Cincinnati Reds. ... Daniel Bautista Alcántara (born May 24, 1972 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a former MLB baseball outfielder. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Yankees 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 7 1
Arizona Diamondbacks 1 3 8 3 0 0 0 0 X 15 22 0

WP: Randy Johnson (2-0)  LP: Andy Pettitte (0-2)  
For other persons named Randy Johnson, see Randy Johnson (disambiguation). ... Andrew Eugene Pettitte (born June 15, 1972 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American left-handed starting pitcher for the New York Yankees. ...

Game 7

November 4, 2001 at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, Arizona. is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Chase Field, also known as The BOB (after its original name, Bank One Ballpark), is a stadium located in Phoenix, Arizona across the street from the US Airways Center, which is used by many local teams including the NBAs Phoenix Suns. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ...


It was a matchup of two 20-game-winners in the series finale that would crown a new champion. Clemens at 39 years old became the oldest game seven starter ever. Schilling had already started two games of the series and pitched his 300th inning of the season on just three days' rest. The two aces matched each other inning by inning and after seven full, the game was tied at 1-1. Brenly stayed with Schilling into the eighth, and the move backfired as Alfonso Soriano hit a solo home run on an 0-2 pitch. After Schilling got one out, he gave up a single to David Justice, and he left the game trailing 2-1. Brenly brought in Miguel Batista to get out Derek Jeter and then in an unconventional move, brought in the previous night's starter Randy Johnson, who had thrown 104 pitches, in relief to finish out the game. It proved to be a smart move, as Johnson retired all four Yankees he faced. Alfonso Guilleard Soriano (born January 7, 1976 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Chicago Cubs. ... David Justice (born April 14, 1966 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Atlanta Braves (1989-96), Cleveland Indians (1997-2000), New York Yankees (2000-01), and Oakland Athletics (2002). ... Miguel Descartes Batista Jerez (born February 19, 1971 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball pitcher who plays for the Seattle Mariners. ...


With the Yankees ahead 2-1 in the bottom of the eighth, manager Joe Torre turned the game over to his ace closer Mariano Rivera for a two-inning save. Rivera was one of the strongest closers in the game, and had pitched brilliantly throughout the postseason up to that point. Rivera struck out the side in the eighth and lowered his ERA in the postseason to a major league-best of 0.70. Although he was sharp in the eighth, this game would end in the third ninth-inning comeback of the Series. Mark Grace led off the inning with a single to center. The real turning point was Rivera's errant throw to second base on a bunt attempt by Damian Miller, putting runners on first and second. Rivera appeared to regain control when he fielded Jay Bell's bunt and threw out pinch-runner David Dellucci at third base, however third baseman Scott Brosius held the ball instead of throwing to first for the double play (which would have made two outs in the inning with a runner at second). Midre Cummings was sent in to pinch-run for Damien Miller. With Cummings at second and Bell at first, the next batter, Tony Womack, drove a double down the right-field line that evened the score. Bell went to third and the Yankees pulled the infield in (only necessary because of Brosius' missed double-play opportunity). After Rivera hit Craig Counsell with a 1-1 pitch, the bases were loaded. Joseph Paul Torre (born July 18, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is the manager of the New York Yankees. ... Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969 in Panama City, Panama) is a Panamanian baseball player. ... Jay Stuart Bell (b. ... David Michael Dellucci (born October 31, 1973 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an outfielder for the Cleveland Indians in Major League Baseball. ... Third Baseman Scott Brosius Scott David Brosius (born August 15, 1966 in Hillsboro, OR) was a Major League Baseball third baseman for the Oakland Athletics (1991-1997) and the New York Yankees (1998-2001). ... Anthony Darrell Tony Womack (born September 25, 1969, in Danville, Virginia) is a professional Major League Baseball player, currently a free agent. ... Craig John Counsell (born August 21, 1970 in South Bend, Indiana) is a Major League Baseball infielder who currently plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks and has a career batting average of . ...


The winning run would be batted in with a gentle tap over the heads of the infield. Luis Gonzalez blooped a soft single over Derek Jeter on an 0-1 pitch that plated Jay Bell with the winning run. This ended New York's bid for a fourth consecutive title and brought Arizona its first championship in just its fourth year of existence, making the Diamondbacks the fastest expansion team to win a World Series. Luis Emilio Gonzalez (born September 3, 1967) (affectionately called Gonzo by many of his fans), is a baseball player for the Arizona Diamondbacks and plays left field. ... Derek Sanderson Jeter (born June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, New Jersey) is an American Major League Baseball player. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Yankees 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 6 3
Arizona Diamondbacks 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 11 0

WP: Randy Johnson (3-0)  LP: Mariano Rivera (1-1)  
HRs:  NYY – Alfonso Soriano (1) For other persons named Randy Johnson, see Randy Johnson (disambiguation). ... Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969 in Panama City, Panama) is a Panamanian baseball player. ... Alfonso Guilleard Soriano (born January 7, 1976 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Chicago Cubs. ...

Quotes of the series

  • "Mystique and Aura? Those are dancers at a nightclub." — Curt Schilling when asked before the series if the Diamondbacks (only in the league since 1998) would have any trouble when faced with the tradition-rich Yankees.
  • "Mystique and Aura appearing nightly." — sign hung by a fan in Yankee Stadium in response to Curt Schilling's disparaging comment.[1]
  • "Swung on and drilled to right field, going back Sanders, on the track, at the wall...SEE YA! SEE YA! SEE YA! A home run for Derek Jeter! He is Mr. November! Oh what a home run by Derek Jeter!" — Michael Kay calling Derek Jeter's walkoff home run in game four after noticing a sign that says, "Mr. November."
  • "It borders on the surreal here in the Bronx." — Joe Buck during game five.
  • "Now, Kim...deals 1-0...swung on and...HIT IN THE AIR TO DEEP LEFT! THAT BALL IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS GONE! I DON'T BELIEVE IT!!! Once again, deja vu! A two-out, two-run, bottom of the ninth, game-tying home run by Brosius! Probably the most unbelieveable feat in World Series history!" - John Sterling calls Scott Brosius' game-tying homer in Game 5
  • "Why not Gonzalez? It's been him all year. 0-1 pitch...and a little blooper, BASE HIT! DIAMONDBACKS WIN! THEY'RE THE WORLD CHAMPIONS! GONZALEZ DID IT! THE DIAMONDBACKS HAVE UNSEATED THE NEW YORK YANKEES AS THE WORLD CHAMPIONS!" — Greg Schulte calls Luis Gonzalez' game winning hit.
  • "This will go down as one of the greatest World Series ever played, because the tension in these ballgames has been spectacular. That one hit in the air to center field, IT'S OVER! THE DIAMONDBACKS, ON A GONZALEZ SINGLE, ARE THE WORLD CHAMPIONS!" — Gary Thorne, on ESPN International, calls Luis Gonzalez's series-winning hit.

This is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ... Derek Sanderson Jeter (born June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, New Jersey) is an American Major League Baseball player. ... This article is about the baseball concept. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... John Sterling may refer to: John Sterling (author) (1806–1844), British John Sterling (sportscaster) (born 1948), American This human name article is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that might otherwise share the same title, which is a persons or persons name. ... Third Baseman Scott Brosius Scott David Brosius (born August 15, 1966 in Hillsboro, OR) was a Major League Baseball third baseman for the Oakland Athletics (1991-1997) and the New York Yankees (1998-2001). ... Greg Schulte is an American sportscaster, and is best known as the radio voice of the Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Baseball team. ... Luis Emilio Gonzalez (born September 3, 1967) (affectionately called Gonzo by many of his fans), is a baseball player for the Arizona Diamondbacks and plays left field. ... The position of the center fielder A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position between left field and right field (e. ... Gary Thorne (born June 9, 1948 in Maine) is a play-by-play announcer for ESPN and ABC, working Major League Baseball, College Football and Frozen Four hockey contests. ... ESPN International is a family of networks around the world. ...

Trivia

  • Randy Johnson became the first pitcher since Orel Hershiser in 1988 to be the winning pitcher of the clinching games in the LCS and World Series.
  • The Yankees became the first team to appear in four straight World Series since the 1961-64 Yankees.
  • The Diamondbacks win silenced the "Ex-Cubs Factor" jinx, as the D-backs not only defied the jinx to win the Series, but two of the three (Grace and Gonzalez) actively participated in the Series-winning rally.
  • The Diamondbacks win also ended the tongue-in-cheek "Curse Of The Balboni." In 1985, Kansas City Royal Steve Balboni set a team record with 36 home runs, and the Royals went on to win their first World Series. Since that time, no team who had employed a 36+ home run player had won the World Series. The Diamondbacks' Luis Gonzalez, with his 57 regular-season home runs, helped the team break the "curse."
  • Diamondbacks manager Bob Brenly had announced the 2000 World Series the previous year with Joe Buck and Tim McCarver.
  • This was the first World Series ever played in the state of Arizona. The Arizona Diamondbacks made their first Major League debut in 1998.
  • The Yankees have lost six World Series in seven games: in 1926 vs. the St. Louis Cardinals, in 1955 vs. the Brooklyn Dodgers, in 1957) vs. the Milwaukee Braves, in 1960 vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates, in 1964 vs. the Cardinals, and in 2001 vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks. In seventh games of the World Series, the Yankees are 5–6.
  • This was the third consecutive World Series game seven to end on a hit with the bases loaded in the bottom of the final inning (Florida Marlins 1997, Minnesota Twins, 1991).
  • As of 2007, this is the last World Series in which the National League had home-field advantage.
  • As of 2007, this is the last World Series not to feature a wild card team.
  • Arizona does not observe daylight saving time. With the week delay this was the first series since 1954 to play all games locally in standard time. Game two was scheduled an hour later in Arizona to accommodate the nationwide broadcast.
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