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2008 Arizona Diamondbacks season
Arizona Diamondbacks
Established 1998

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Retired Numbers 42
Name
  • Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present)
Other nicknames
  • The D-backs, The Snakes
Ballpark
Major league titles
World Series titles (1) 2001
NL Pennants (1) 2001
National League West Division titles (4) 2007 • 2002 • 2001 • 1999
Wild card berths (0) None
Owner(s): Jeff Moorad, Ken Kendrick
Manager: Bob Melvin
General Manager: Josh Byrnes

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Franchise history

The desire for baseball in the desert

Between 1940 and 1990, Phoenix jumped from the 99th largest city in the nation to the 9th largest. As such, it was frequently mentioned as a possible location for either a new or relocated MLB franchise. Baseball had a rich tradition in Arizona long before talk of bringing a big-league team even started. The state has been a frequent spring training site since 1946. With the large numbers of people relocating to the state from the Midwest and the Northeast, as well as from California, many teams (most notably the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers) have normally had large followings in Arizona. Ten most populous cities in the United States Los Angeles San Jose San Diego Phoenix Chicago New York City Houston San Antonio Dallas Philadelphia The following is a list of the most populous incorporated places in the United States. ... A Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of exhibition games which precedes the regular season. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the Midwestern region in the United States. ... Regional definitions vary The Northeastern United States is a region of the United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899...


The first serious attempt to land an expansion team for the Phoenix area was mounted by elyse doherty and Martin Stone, owner of the Phoenix Firebirds, the city's Triple-A minor league baseball team and an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. In the late 1980s Stone approached St. Louis (football) Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill about sharing a proposed 70,000 seat domed stadium in Phoenix. It was taken for granted that a domed stadium was essential for a prospective baseball team to be a viable enterprise in the city. Phoenix is by far the hottest major city in North America; the average high temperature during baseball's regular season is 99.1 °F, and temperatures above 120 °F in July and August are not unheard of. The Phoenix Firebirds were the minor league baseball team of Phoenix, Arizona, until 1997. ... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red, The Buzzsaw Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... William V. Bill Bidwill, Sr. ... For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ...


Bidwill, with plans already in the works to leave St. Louis, opted instead to sign a long term lease with Arizona State University to use its Sun Devil Stadium as the home of his soon-to-be Arizona-based NFL franchise. Since baseball-only stadiums were not seen as fiscally viable during that era, this effectively ended Stone's bid. Arizona State University (ASU) is a public research institution of higher education and research with campuses located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. ... Sun Devil Stadium, Frank Kush Field is located on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe. ...


In the fall of 1993, Jerry Colangelo, majority owner of the Phoenix Suns, the area's wildly popular and successful NBA franchise, announced he was assembling an ownership group, "Arizona Baseball, Inc.," to apply for a Major League Baseball expansion team. This was after a great deal of lobbying by the Maricopa County Sports Authority, a local group formed to preserve Cactus League spring training in Arizona and eventually secure a Major League franchise for the state. Jerry Colangelo (born November 20, 1939) is a respected Arizona sports mogul. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... NBA redirects here. ... A Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida Spring training in Major League Baseball is a series of exhibition games which precedes the regular season. ... A Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of exhibition games which precedes the regular season. ...


Colangelo's group was so certain that they would be awarded a franchise that they held a name-the-team contest for it; they took out a full-page ad in the sports section of the February 13, 1995 edition of the state's leading newspaper, the Arizona Republic. First prize was a pair of lifetime season tickets awarded to the person who submitted the winning entry. The winning choice was "Diamondbacks," after the Western diamondback, a rattlesnake native to the region known for injecting a large amount of venom when it strikes. is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... The Arizona Republic is a newspaper published in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Binomial name Baird & Girard, 1853 Synonyms Crotalus cinereous - Le Conte In Hallowell, 1852 Crotalus atrox - Baird & Girard, 1853 Crotalus adamanteus var. ... Species 27 species; see list of rattlesnake species and subspecies. ... Wasp sting, with droplet of venom Venom (literally, poison of animal origin) is any of a variety of toxins used by animals, for the purpose of defense and hunting. ...


Colangelo's bid received strong support from one of his friends, Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf, and media reports say that then-acting Commissioner of Baseball and Milwaukee Brewers founder Bud Selig was also a strong supporter of Colangelo's bid.[1]Plans were also made for a new retractable-roof ballpark, Bank One Ballpark, nicknamed the BOB, (renamed in 2005 to Chase Field) to be built in an industrial/warehouse district on the southeast edge of downtown Phoenix, across the street from the Suns' America West Arena (now US Airways Center). Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) (Chicago) White Stockings (1901-1903 *From 1900 to 1903, the official name did not contain the city name of Chicago... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Jerry Reinsdorf (born February 25, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York) is the owner of Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bulls. ... The Commissioner of Baseball is the chief executive of Major League Baseball. ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... Allan Huber Bud Selig, Jr. ... Chase Field is a baseball stadium located in downtown Phoenix, Arizona, and is the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks of the National League. ... US Airways Center (formerly America West Arena) is a sports and entertainment facility located in Phoenix, Arizona. ...


On March 9, 1995, Colangelo's group was awarded a franchise to begin play for the 1998 season. A $130 million franchise fee was paid to Major League Baseball. The Tampa Bay Area was also granted a franchise, the Devil Rays (to be based in St. Petersburg), at the same time. is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... The Tampa Bay area is a metropolitan area on the Gulf coast of west-central Florida. ... Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12, 42 Name Tampa Bay Rays (2008–present) Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998-2007) Other nicknames Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) none Division titles... For other uses, see St. ...


According to the original press release from Colangelo's group (which remained posted on the team website during the first few seasons) the chosen team colors were Arizona turquoise, copper, black and purple. "...Turquoise was chosen because the greenish-blue stone is indigenous to Arizona, copper because Arizona is one the nation's top copper-producing states and purple because it has become a favorite color for Arizona sports fans, thanks to the success of the National Basketball Association's Phoenix Suns."[2] For other uses, see Turquoise (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Copper (disambiguation). ... This article is about the color. ... This article is about the color. ...


In the earliest days, the Diamondbacks operated basically as a subsidiary of the Suns; several executives and managers with the Suns and America West Arena were brought over to the Diamondbacks in similar roles.[3]


Preparing for launch: AL or NL?

There was some talk (which actually persisted for a few years after the awarding of the franchise) about the Diamondbacks being placed in the American League West. Colangelo strongly opposed this, pushing baseball officials to allow the new team to play in the National League West. Colangelo cited the relative close proximity of Phoenix to the other NL West cities; the similarities between the two fast-growing cities of Phoenix and Denver (home to the Colorado Rockies); the long history of Arizona tourism to San Diego; the Firebirds' long history as the Giants' top farm team; and the fact that Dodgers, Giants and Padres games were broadcast in the Phoenix and Tucson markets for many years.[4] The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... The American League West Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) West Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Colorado Rockies (1993–present) Other nicknames The Rocks, The Rox, Blake Street Bombers, Hurdles Heroes. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Nickname: The Old Pueblo Location in Pima County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: Country United States State Arizona Counties Pima Mayor Bob Walkup (R) Area    - City 505. ...


A regional team

From the beginning, Colangelo wanted to market the Diamondbacks to a statewide fan base and not limit fan appeal to Phoenix and its suburbs. Although every Major League Baseball team cultivates fans from outside its immediate metropolitan area, and even though the greater Phoenix area has 2/3 of the entire statewide population, Colangelo still decided to call the team the "Arizona Diamondbacks" rather than the "Phoenix Diamondbacks". Many in Phoenix were not pleased by this; they felt this move lent a "small market" tincture to the team's name; with more than 4 million people, Phoenix is the 5th most populous metropolitan area in the USA. However, fans in other areas of the state generally embraced the "Arizona" title as a positive move to help make the team a regional team for the entire state, rather than just for the state's largest city.


Tucson, Arizona's second largest city, located about a 90-minute drive southeast of (and a sometimes less-than-friendly rival to) Phoenix, was selected as the home for Diamondbacks spring training as well as the team's top minor league affiliate, the Tucson Sidewinders. Radio and television broadcast deals were struck with affiliates in Tucson, Flagstaff, Prescott, and Las Vegas; among others. League Pacific Coast League Division Pacific Conference Year founded 1969 Major League affiliation Arizona Diamondbacks Home ballpark Tucson Electric Park Previous home ballparks Hi Corbett Field City Tucson, Arizona Current uniform colors black, bronze, teal Previous uniform colors red, gold Logo design The wordmark Sidewinders in bronze outlined in black... Nickname: Location in Coconino County the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Coconino County Government  - Mayor Joseph C. Donaldson Area  - City  98. ... Prescott (pronounced by some locals as press-kit instead of press-cot) is a city in Yavapai County, Arizona, USA. According to 2005 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 40,360. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ...


A series of team-sponsored fan motorcoach trips from Tucson to Bank One Ballpark were inaugurated for the opening season and are still in operation to this day (it is now known as the "Diamond Express"). The Diamondbacks are also known for the "Hometown Tour", held in January, where selected players, management and broadcasters make public appearances, hold autograph signings, etc., in various locations around Phoenix and Tucson, as well as many small and mid-sized towns in other areas of Arizona.


Further preparations

Two seasons before their first opening day, Colangelo hired Buck Showalter, the American League Manager of the Year in 1994 with the New York Yankees. William Nathaniel Buck Showalter (born May 23, 1956 in DeFuniak Springs, Florida) is an American former professional baseball player and the current manager of the Texas Rangers. ... 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...


Their lower level minor league teams began play in 1997; the expansion draft was held that year as well. The 1997 MLB Expansion Draft was held November 18, 1997. ...


1998-2002: Early success and a World Series championship – The Rise

The Diamondbacks' first major league game was played against the Colorado Rockies on March 31, 1998, at Bank One Ballpark before a standing-room only crowd of 50,179. Tickets had gone on sale on January 10 and sold out before lunch. The Rockies won, 9-2, with Andy Benes on the mound for the Diamondbacks, and Travis Lee being the first player to hit, score, homer and drive in a run. Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) West Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Colorado Rockies (1993–present) Other nicknames The Rocks, The Rox, Blake Street Bombers, Hurdles Heroes. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Andrew Charles Benes (born August 20, 1967 in Evansville, Indiana) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for four teams, the San Diego Padres in which he is the current all-time strikeout leader for the team, the Seattle Mariners, the St. ... Travis Lee (born May 26, 1975) is a major league first baseman for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. ...


In their first five seasons of existence, the Diamondbacks won three division titles (1999, 2001, & 2002) and one World Series (2001). In 1999, Arizona won 100 games in only its second season to win the National League West. They lost to the New York Mets in four games in the NLDS. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-2008) Citi Field (2009- ) (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963... In Major League Baseball, the National League Division Series (NLDS) determine which two teams from the National League will advance to the National League Championship Series. ...


Colangelo fired Showalter after a relatively disappointing 2000 season, and replaced him with Bob Brenly, the former Giants catcher and coach, who had up to that point been working as a color analyst on Diamondbacks television broadcasts. Len Kasper with Bob Brenly during a broadcast. ...


In 2001, the team was led by two of the most dominant pitchers in all of baseball: Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling. Arizona had postseason victories over the St. Louis Cardinals (3-2 in the NLDS) and the Atlanta Braves (4-1 in the NLCS) to advance to the World Series where, in one of the most exciting series ever, in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York City, they beat the reigning champions, the New York Yankees, 4 to 3, to become the youngest expansion franchise to win the World Series (in just their fourth season of play). That classic World Series is chronicled in Charles Euchner's book The Last Nine Innings (Sourcebooks, 2006). The series was also seen as the beginning of the end of the Yankees' stranglehold on baseball glory, as profiled in Buster Olney's book The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty. 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. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Division Series (NLDS) determine which two teams from the National League will advance to the National League Championship Series. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... In Major League Baseball, the National League Championship Series (NLCS) determines who wins the National League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series, facing the winner of the American League Championship Series. ... Dates October 27, 2001–November 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... 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... Buster Olney is currently a columnist for ESPN: The Magazine, ESPN.com, and was formerly lead Sports Editor at The New York Times. ... Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty is a book written by ESPN Sportswriter Buster Olney that discusses how the New York Yankees lost Game 7 of the 2001 World Series to the Arizona Diamondbacks. ...


An estimated orderly crowd of over 300,000 celebrated at the Diamondbacks victory parade, held at Bank One Ballpark and the surrounding downtown Phoenix streets on November 7, 2001. This was the first major professional sports championship for the state of Arizona and the first for a team (in the four major North American professional sports leagues) owned or controlled by Colangelo, whose basketball Suns made it to the NBA Finals in 1976 and 1993 but lost both times. (Colangelo's Arizona Rattlers won the Arena Football League championship in 1994 and 1997.) Colangelo’s willingness to go into debt and acquire players through free agency would ultimately lead to one of the quickest free falls in major sports history when in just three years, the Diamondbacks would record one of the worst losing records in all of major league baseball by losing 111 games. is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ... The 1976 NBA Finals was the championship round for the 1975-1976 NBA season. ... The 1993 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1992-1993 NBA season. ... Conference American Division Western Year founded 1992 Home arena US Airways Center City, State Phoenix, Arizona Head Coach Gene Nudo ArenaBowl championships 2: 1994, 1997 Conference titles none Division titles 5: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2004 Wild Card berths 8: 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 Arizona Rattlers... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ...


The team would win the NL West again in 2002, but would be swept out in the NLDS by the Cardinals. They would then return to the NLDS in 2007, defeating the Chicago Cubs in 3 straight to move on to the NLCS against the Colorado Rockies.


2003-2005: Tough times and the end of the Colangelo era – The Fall

By the 2004 season, however, the Diamondbacks had dropped to a dismal 51-111 record, the worst in Major League Baseball that year and also one of the 10 worst records in the past 100 years of MLB, despite Johnson pitching a perfect game on May 18 of that season. Brenly was fired partway through the season and was replaced on an interim basis by coach Al Pedrique. Before the season co-MVP (with Johnson) of the 2001 World Series Curt Schilling had been traded to the Boston Red Sox, who won the World Series in 2004 and 2007. Major Leagues redirects here. ... Pitcher David Cone (left) of the New York Yankees reacting to the completion of his perfect game with catcher Joe Girardi on July 18, 1999. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Alfredo José Pedrique García (born August 11, 1960 in Aragua State, Venezuela), best know as Al Pedrique (pay_DREE_kay), is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and right-handed batter who played for the New York Mets (1987), Pittsburgh Pirates (1987, 88) and Detroit Tigers (1989). ... 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. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds...


By this time Colangelo and the other partners were embroiled in a dispute over the financial health and direction of the Diamondbacks (and notably including over $150 million dollars in deferred compensation to many players who were key members of the 2001 World Series winning team and others). He was forced to resign his managing general partner post in the late summer of 2004. Compensation that is being earned but not received, a process that defers the taxes on the compensation until it is actually received at a later date. ...


Colangelo sold his interest in the General Partnership of the Diamondbacks to a group of investors who were all involved as partners in the founding of the team in 1995. The investors include equal partners Ken Kendrick, Dale Jensen, Mike Chipman, and Jeffrey Royer. Jeff Moorad, a former sports agent, joined the partnership, and was named the team's CEO; becoming its primary public face. Ken Kendrick became the managing general partner. Earl G. Ken Kendrick Jr. ... Jeff Moorad is currently the Chief Executive Officer, minority owner and managing partner of the Arizona Diamondbacks. ...


Colangelo was sharply criticized for plunging the team into over $150 million in debt to secure the services of expensive veterans in order to field a competitive team quickly. In a 2004 interview with columnist Hal Bodley of USA TODAY, Colangelo defended his actions: USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ...

I understand where some people felt I wasn't doing it appropriately. The only analogy I can use is that Tampa Bay (the other '98 expansion team) went one direction and where did they end up? (Six last-place finishes and low attendance)...We went another direction to establish a fan base because our investment was much larger than Tampa Bay's. And we put so much money into our own stadium ($130 million). After the first year and the decrease in season tickets, I was convinced we had to build a fan base ...We bought three division titles, a World Series and established a fan base ...
...I believe what we did will last a long, long time ...Right or wrong, a number of teams today are in the $50 million payroll range and competitive – Oakland, Minnesota, Texas are examples. Our goal was to get returns from our farm system. We built into our cash-flow that we would be paying out the deferments and that our payroll could drop to $50 million for a few years ...A few things hurt us ...The economy was bad, and I was hoping for more national money (from baseball's central fund) coming in.[5]

Also a factor in Colangelo's leaving his post was his advancing age: Colangelo was 64 years of age in 2004, and had he not sold his sports franchises, upon his death, his family would have been faced with having to pay high estate taxes based on the value of the Diamondbacks as well as the Suns (which he sold to Robert Sarver in the spring of 2004).[6] Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12, 42 Name Tampa Bay Rays (2008–present) Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998-2007) Other nicknames Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) none Division titles... Robert Sarver (born 1961 in Tucson, Arizona) is the current majority owner of the Phoenix Suns. ...


Following the 2004 season, the Diamondbacks hired Wally Backman to be the team's manager. Backman was formerly manager of the Class A California League Lancaster JetHawks, one of the Diamondbacks' minor-league affiliates. Backman was fired after management learned of legal troubles and improprieties in Backman's past, and former Seattle Mariners manager and Diamondbacks bench coach Bob Melvin became the new manager after a ten-day tenure for Backman. Walter Wally Wayne Backman (born September 22, 1959 in Hillsboro, Oregon) is a retired baseball player. ... The California League is a minor league baseball league which operates throughout the state of California. ... The Lancaster JetHawks are a minor league baseball team in Lancaster, California, USA. They are a high-A class team in the California League, and have been a farm team of the Arizona Diamondbacks since 2004. ... Part of the History of baseball series. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None... Bob Melvin is the current manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks. ...


Following the Backman incident, the Diamondbacks spent heavily on free agents in order to re-build into a contender. The club signed 3B Troy Glaus, P Russ Ortiz, SS Royce Clayton, and 2B Craig Counsell, among others. They then traded Randy Johnson to the New York Yankees, for Javier Vazquez, Dioner Navarro, and Brad Halsey. They then turned around and dealt newly acquired catcher Dioner Navarro to the Dodgers for Shawn Green, and sent Shea Hillenbrand to the Toronto Blue Jays. Finally, they traded Casey Fossum to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for José Cruz, Jr. Troy Edward Glaus (born August 3, 1976 in Tarzana, California) is a Major League Baseball player who plays third base for the Toronto Blue Jays. ... Russell Reid Ortiz (born June 5, 1974 in Encino, California), is a Major League baseball pitcher and is a Free Agent. ... Royce Spencer Clayton (born January 2, 1970 in Burbank, California) is a journeyman major leauge shortstop. ... Craig John Counsell (born August 21, 1970 in South Bend, Indiana) is a Major League Baseball infielder who plays for the Milwaukee Brewers. ... 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. ... 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... Javier Carlos Vázquez [VAS-kez] (born July 25, 1976 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a right-handed starting pitcher who plays with the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Dioner Faviau Navarro (born February 9, 1984 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball catcher and switch-hitter who plays for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. ... Bradford Alexander Halsey (born February 14, 1981 in Houston, Texas) is a Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher who plays for the Oakland Athletics. ... Dioner Faviau Navarro (born February 9, 1984 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball catcher and switch-hitter who plays for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. ... Shawn David Green (born November 10, 1972, in Des Plaines, Illinois) is a 6 4 left-handed Major League Baseball player. ... Shea Matthew Hillenbrand (born July 27, 1975) is a Major League Baseball first baseman/third baseman who plays for the Toronto Blue Jays. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) Formerly named SkyDome (1989-2005) Exhibition Stadium (1977-1989) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 AL... Casey Paul Fossum (born January 6, 1978 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey) is a pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays since 2005. ... Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12, 42 Name Tampa Bay Rays (2008–present) Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998-2007) Other nicknames Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) none Division titles... José Luis Cruz, Jr. ...


The Diamondbacks, led by Melvin, finished the 2005 season with a record of 77 wins and 85 losses. However, this was a 26-game improvement over 2004, and actually good enough for second place in the woefully weak NL West, five games behind the San Diego Padres. Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ...


The Diamondbacks were considered by some to be the favorite to win the division after spending big money on the aforementioned free agents; however, injuries hurt the team's chances of reaching its expected potential.


Starting pitcher Ortiz was out for some time which really hurt the pitching staff. Glaus played with a hurt knee all season. Of all the free agents that signed before the season, no one had a better season than first baseman Tony Clark. Clark started the season as a bench player and ended the season starting and being an important part of the team. Clark was rewarded with a new contract at the end of the season. Russell Reid Ortiz (born June 5, 1974 in Encino, California), is a Major League baseball pitcher and is a Free Agent. ... Troy Edward Glaus (born August 3, 1976 in Tarzana, California) is a Major League Baseball player who plays third base for the Toronto Blue Jays. ... Tony Clark, born Anthony Christopher Clark (June 15, 1972 in Newton, Kansas) is a Major League Baseball first baseman who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks (since 2005). ...


In October 2005 the Diamondbacks hired 35-year-old Josh Byrnes to replace the out-going Joe Garagiola, Jr. as General Manager. Garagiola took a position in Major League Baseball's main offices in New York City. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A graduate of Haverford College, Josh Byrnes is currently the General Manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball. ... The term general manager is a descriptive term for certain executives in a business operation. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ...


The 2006 season: Rebuilt and reloaded – Rising from the Ashes

Further information: 2006 Arizona Diamondbacks season

In a weak NL West division, the Diamondbacks failed to improve on their 2005 performance, finishing fourth with a slightly worse record than the year before. The season did include two excellent individual performances, however. 2B Orlando Hudson became the recipient of his second career Gold Glove Award, as announced on November 3. Hudson became only the sixth infielder in major league history to win a Gold Glove award in both the American and National Leagues. He first received the award after the 2005 season as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays, and was traded to the Diamondbacks later that offseason. On November 14, it was announced that RHP Brandon Webb was the recipient of the Cy Young Award for the National League. Webb, a specialist in throwing the sinkerball, received 15 of 32 first-place votes in balloting by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Webb went 16-8 with a 3.10 ERA and in the 2006 season was named to his first All-Star team. San Diego Padres relief pitcher Trevor Hoffman was second place in the voting with 12 first-place votes and 77 points. The Arizona Diamondbacks are a Major League Baseball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) Formerly named SkyDome (1989-2005) Exhibition Stadium (1977-1989) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 AL... is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Brandon Tyler Webb (born May 9, 1979 in Ashland, Kentucky), is a National Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks and was the 2006 National League Cy Young Award winner. ... The Cy Young Award of the American League, 1983. ... In baseball, a sinker is a type of fastball pitch similar to the two-seam fastball which has significant downward movement. ... official logo The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) is a professional association for baseball journalists writing for daily newspapers and magazines. ... Trevor William Hoffman (October 13, 1967 in Bellflower, California) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played for the San Diego Padres since 1993. ...


In preparation for the next season, the Diamondbacks made several significant trades during the offseason. The Diamondbacks and Brewers made a trade on November 25, 2006. Johnny Estrada, Greg Aquino, and Claudio Vargas were dealt to the Milwaukee Brewers for Doug Davis, Dana Eveland, and Dave Krynzel.[7] On Sunday January 7, it was announced that Randy Johnson would return to the Diamondbacks on a two year contract, pending a physical. He was obtained from the Yankees in exchange for Luis Vizcaino, Ross Ohlendorf, Alberto Gonzalez and Steven Jackson. The Yankees will pay $2 million of Johnson's $26 million salary. The Diamondbacks and Florida Marlins made a deal March 26 to acquire RHP Yusmeiro Petit in exchange for Jorge Julio and cash. is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Johnny Pulado Estrada III (born June 27, 1976 in Hayward, California), is a Major League Baseball player who currently plays for the New York Mets. ... Gregori Emilio Aquino Valera (born 11th January 1978 in Palenque, Dominican Republic) is a baseball player for the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Claudio (Almonte) Vargas (born on June 19, 1978 in Valverde Mao, Dominican Republic) is a pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... Douglas P. Doug Davis (born September 21, 1975) is a starting pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Dana J. Eveland (bl. ... Dave Krynzel (born November 7, 1981 in Dayton, Ohio), is a Major League Baseball center fielder currently with the Milwaukee Brewers. ... is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Luis Vizcaíno Arias (born August 6, 1974 in Bani, Dominican Republic) is a right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball with the Chicago White Sox. ... Ross Ohlendorf, born August 8, 1982, in Austin, Texas, is an American right-handed 6 4 baseball player who is a non-roster invitee to the New York Yankees 2007 spring training camp. ... Alberto Ramon Gonzalez (born April 18, 1983 in Barquisimeto, Venezuela) is an infielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. ... 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. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Yusmeiro Alberto Petit (born November 22, 1984 in Maracaibo, Venezuela) is a rookie starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks. ...


2007 season: A new look and a return to the playoffs – Refurbished

Further information: 2007 Arizona Diamondbacks season

Uniform and color change: Sedona Red Location Chase Field (Since 1998) Phoenix, Arizona (Since 1998) 2007 Information Owner(s) Ken Kendrick Jeff Moorad Manager(s) Bob Melvin Local television FSN Arizona KTVK (3TV) Local radio KTAR (620 AM) KSUN (Spanish) Stats ESPN.com BB-reference The Arizona Diamondbacks 2007 season has started with the Diamondbacks attempting...


The Diamondbacks announced in early September 2006 that their uniforms, which remained largely unchanged since the team's first season, would be completely redesigned for the 2007 season.[8] Details were supposed to be kept from the public until after the 2006 postseason as per MLB rules, but the Diamondback page from the 2007 MLB Official Style Guide was somehow leaked around September 25, and local media broadcast printed the new design for all to see. is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


While some fans applauded the redesign, most of the reaction to the new color scheme, which included dropping the historical purple and traditional Arizonan colors of copper and turquoise for a reddish color known as "Sedona Red", has been pointedly negative.[9][10][11] For other uses, see Copper (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Turquoise (disambiguation). ...


Many fans went so far as to call the 2007 D-backs a new and completely different team, calling the 2007 season a "re-inaugural year"; some fans in Tucson had banners reading; "Arizona Diamondbacks 1998-2006 – Arizona D-Backs 2007- " or "Exit Diamondbacks Enter D-Backs" and "Exit Purple Enter Sedona." Nickname: The Old Pueblo Location in Pima County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: Country United States State Arizona Counties Pima Mayor Bob Walkup (R) Area    - City 505. ...


The official unveiling of the uniforms came at a charity event on November 8th in nearby Scottsdale, where several of the players modeled the uniforms on a runway, and posed for publicity photos. is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The distinctive "A" design remained unchanged save for the colors. The stylized snake-like "D" logo, also used since the early days for the road uniforms, was slightly redesigned and a completely new shoulder patch introduced. The lettering on the jerseys was completely redesigned.


Changing faces and a successful season


Not only did the Diamondbacks uniforms change, but many faces of the organization changed as well. In addition to the trades detailed above:

  • Fan favorite and Diamondbacks stalwart Luis Gonzalez did not return as the left fielder for the Diamondbacks. The most popular player in franchise history, "Gonzo" signed a one-year contract worth just under $7 million on December 7 to play for the rival Los Angeles Dodgers for the 2007 season.
  • Craig Counsell, another popular player, signed a two-year contract with his hometown Milwaukee Brewers and did not return to the Diamondbacks in 2007.
  • Pitcher Miguel Batista did not return in an Arizona uniform (he signed a three-year contract with the Mariners in December 2006).
  • Jay Bell, a longtime Diamondback as both a player and coach, relinquished his duties as bench coach to spend more time with family; he remained in the organization as an adviser to Bob Melvin.
  • The original Diamondbacks play-by-play man Thom Brennaman moved on to the Cincinnati Reds organization to work with his father Marty Brennaman in the booth.

In the 2007 regular season, the Diamondbacks enjoyed a relatively high degree of success with a young team including Brandon Webb, Conor Jackson, Stephen Drew, Carlos Quentin, Chad Tracy, Chris Young, Miguel Montero, Mark Reynolds (baseball) (called up from Double-A in May) and Justin Upton (called up from Double-A in August). The Diamondbacks in the regular season posted the best record in the NL with 90 wins and 72 losses. Despite their success, they were actually outscored by a cumulative total of 20 runs in their games. 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. ... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... Craig John Counsell (born August 21, 1970 in South Bend, Indiana) is a Major League Baseball infielder who plays for the Milwaukee Brewers. ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... 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. ... Jay Stuart Bell (b. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... Thom Brennaman is an American sportscaster, and the son of sportscaster Marty Brennaman. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... Marty Brennaman (born Franchester Martin Brennaman July 28, 1942 in Portsmouth, Virginia), is an American sportscaster, known primarily as the longtime radio voice of Major League Baseballs Cincinnati Reds. ... Brandon Tyler Webb (born May 9, 1979 in Ashland, Kentucky), is a National Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks and was the 2006 National League Cy Young Award winner. ... Conor Sevin Jackson (nicknamed Co-Jack) was born May 7, 1982 in Austin, Texas. ... Stephen Oris Drew (born March 16, 1983 in Valdosta, Georgia) is a shortstop in major league baseball who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Carlos Quentin (born August 28, 1982 in Chula Vista, California, is an outfielder who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Chad Austin Tracy (born May 22, 1980 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is a third baseman in Major League Baseball who plays with the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Christopher Brandon Young (born 5th September 1983 in Houston, Texas), is a baseball player for the Arizona Diamondbacks franchise. ... Miguel Angel Montero (born 9th July 1983 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a baseball player for the Arizona Diamondbacks franchise. ... Mark Reynolds (born August 3, 1983 in Pikeville, Kentucky) is a current third baseman in Major League Baseball who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Justin Upton (born on August 25, 1987 in Norfolk, Virginia) was selected first overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2005 Major League Baseball draft. ...


2007 postseason


On September 28, the Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies to secure a position in the 2007 playoffs. After the Padres' defeat at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers on September 29, the Diamondbacks secured both the NL West title and home field throughout the NL playoffs. is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) West Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Colorado Rockies (1993–present) Other nicknames The Rocks, The Rox, Blake Street Bombers, Hurdles Heroes. ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


After taking the first two games at home against the Cubs, in the National League Division Series, they took the series to Wrigley Field, where they completed their sweep, earning their first berth in the National League Championship Series since 2001. The 2007 National League Division Series (NLDS) will take place at the end of the baseball season of 2007 and will pit the winners of the divisions plus the wildcard against each other. ... For the former ballpark in Los Angeles, see Wrigley Field (Los Angeles). ...


In the NLCS (where, ironically, they faced the Rockies), however, the D-backs' bats – and any sort of luck they had – fell silent. Though the D-backs' pitchers kept it close, they just didn't seem to get any kind of situational hitting. Plays in key situations- Upton's slide in Game 1, Stephen Drew's baserunning mistake and Valverde's 3 walks in a row, including a bases-loaded walk in the 10th in Game 2, Yorvit Torrealba's homer in Game 3, Conor Jackson booting the ball in Game 4, and even into the 8th and 9th innings of the final game, with the D-backs trailing by two, Tony Clark struck out leaving Upton at third base in the 8th, and in the 9th, Chris Young's leadoff double was wasted...the D-backs ran out of momentum against a Colorado team who just couldn't lose and were swept by the Rockies. Yorvit Adolfo Torrealba [pron. ...


The 2007 season overall was a great success, with many of the young players showing their potential and proving that the team would be a force in the National League for years to come.


2007 offseason

Reloading for 2008 with Dan Haren


On December 3, 2007 the Diamondbacks traded Carlos Quentin to the Chicago White Sox for first base prospect Chris Carter. is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Carlos Quentin (born August 28, 1982 in Chula Vista, California, is an outfielder who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) (Chicago) White Stockings (1901-1903 *From 1900 to 1903, the official name did not contain the city name of Chicago...


On December 14, in a blockbuster trade, the Diamondbacks acquired starting RHP Dan Haren from the Oakland Athletics for six players: LHP Brett Anderson, LHP Dana Eveland and LHP Greg Smith; the above-mentioned just-acquired infielder Chris Carter; and outfielders Aaron Cunningham and Carlos Gonzalez. The team also traded relief pitcher Jose Valverde, who led the major leagues in saves in 2007 with 47, to the Houston Astros for reliever Chad Qualls, RHP Juan Gutiérrez and IF/OF Chris Burke. (Valverde was expected to immediately become the Astros' closer.) is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... This article is about the frontman of Suede and The Tears. ... Dana J. Eveland (bl. ... Carlos González (or Carlos Gonzalez) is a common name that can refer to: Carlos González, a footballer Carlos González, a baseball player for the Arizona Diamondbacks Carlos Alonso González (aka Santillana), a footballer Carlos Batres González, a football referee Carlos Bernardo González Pecotche, a... Jose Rafael Valverde is a relief pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... Chad Michael Qualls (born August 17, 1978 Lomita, California) is a right-handed pitcher for the Houston Astros. ... Juan Carlos Gutiérrez (born July 14, 1983 in Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros. ... Chris Burke (Born March 11th, 1980 in Louisville, KY) is a professional baseball player for the Houston Astros. ...


Haren was expected to immediately join the Diamondbacks starting rotation which will include Webb and hopefully Randy Johnson if he rehabilitates successfully from his season-ending back injuries (Johnson was acquired from the Yankees in January 2007 and had a strong start to the 2007 season before back problems forced him out in August). For other people named Randy Johnson, see Randy Johnson (disambiguation) Randall David Johnson (born September 10, 1963), nicknamed the Big Unit, is a southpaw American starting pitcher who currently plays for Major League Baseballs Arizona Diamondbacks. ...


Haren was 15-9 with a 3.07 ERA for Oakland in 2007. This move was expected to make the D-backs favored to win the NL West in 2008 provided the offensive production is good.


Arizona was not able to re-sign veteran free agents Tony Clark and Livan Hernandez, who were picked up by San Diego and Minnesota, respectively.[citation needed] Tony Clark, born Anthony Christopher Clark (June 15, 1972 in Newton, Kansas) is a Major League Baseball first baseman who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks (since 2005). ... Eisler Liván Hernández Carrera (born February 20, 1975 in Villa Clara, Cuba), better known as Liván Hernández [lee-VAHN er-NAN-deth], is a right-handed starting pitcher who plays with the Washington Nationals. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... 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...


Pitching Position Players

In their short history, the Diamondbacks have been known to invite position players to pitch an inning in games that have already been blown-out. The first such appearance occurred on August 30 of their 2001 Division-winning season, where Manager Bob Brenley decided to pitch veteran outfielder Steve Finley for an inning of relief. Although Finley pitched a shut-out, no-hit inning, he walked a batter and also hit a batter. Brenley did this twice, as well as current manager Bob Melvin. is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Steven Allen Finley (born March 12, 1965, in Union City, Tennessee) is a Major League Baseball center fielder who bats and throws left-handed. ...

Player Year IP H ER HR BB HBP SO ERA
Steve Finley 2001 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Mark Grace 2002 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 9.00
Jeff Cirillo 2007 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0.00
Augie Ojeda 2007 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

Steven Allen Finley (born March 12, 1965, in Union City, Tennessee) is a Major League Baseball center fielder who bats and throws left-handed. ... 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. ... Jeffrey Howard Cirillo (born September 23, 1969 in Pasadena, California) is a third baseman in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Milwaukee Brewers. ... Augie Ojeda (born December 20, 1974 in Los Angeles) is an American baseball player. ...

Diamondbacks broadcasters

Games are televised on FSN Arizona. The primary television play-by-play voice for the team's first nine seasons of play was Thom Brennaman, who also broadcasts baseball and college football games nationally for FOX Television. Brennaman was the TV announcer for the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds (along with his father Marty Brennaman) before being hired by Diamondbacks founder Jerry Colangelo in 1996, two years before the team would begin play. Thom Brennaman is an American sportscaster, and the son of sportscaster Marty Brennaman. ... This article covers college football played in the United States. ... MLB on FOX is the Fox Broadcasting Companys de facto brand name for their coverage of Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... Marty Brennaman (born Franchester Martin Brennaman July 28, 1942 in Portsmouth, Virginia), is an American sportscaster, known primarily as the longtime radio voice of Major League Baseballs Cincinnati Reds. ...


In October 2006, Brennaman left the Diamondbacks to call games with his father for the Reds beginning in 2007, signing a 4-year deal (his FOX duties will remain unchanged).


The Daron Sutton era


On November 1, 2006, the team announced that the TV voice of the Milwaukee Brewers since 2002, Daron Sutton, would be hired as the Diamondbacks primary TV play-by-play voice. Sutton was signed to a five-year contract with a team option for three more years. Sutton is considered one of the best of the younger generation of baseball broadcasters. Sutton's father is Hall of Fame pitcher and current Washington Nationals broadcaster Don Sutton.[12] is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... Daron Sutton (born 1970) is the television play-by-play voice of Major League Baseballs Arizona Diamondbacks. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Washington Nationals (2005–present) Montreal Expos (1969-2004) Other nicknames The Nats Ballpark Nationals Ballpark (2008–present) RFK Stadium 2005-2007 Hiram Bithorn Stadium[3] (San Juan) (2003-2004) Olympic Stadium (Montreal) (1977... Donald Howard Sutton (born April 2, 1945 in Clio, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball player and current television sportscaster. ...


Diamondbacks radio voices and color commentators


Greg Schulte is the regular radio play-by-play voice, a 25-year veteran of sports radio in the Phoenix market, also well-known for his previous work on Phoenix Suns, Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State University (ASU) broadcasts. In February 2007 he agreed to a contract extension through at least the 2011 season. Greg Schulte is an American sportscaster, and is best known as the radio voice of the Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Baseball team. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red, The Buzzsaw Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... Arizona State University (ASU) is a public research institution of higher education and research with campuses located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. ...


Jeff Munn is a backup radio play-by-play announcer; he served as the regular public address announcer at Chase Field in the early days of the franchise. He is well-known to many Phoenix area sports fans, having also served as the public address announcer for the Suns at America West Arena (now US Airways Center) in the 1990s. He is also the play-by-play radio voice for ASU women's basketball. Jeff Munn is an American public address announcer for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball and the former public address announcer for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association. ... Chase Field is a baseball stadium located in downtown Phoenix, Arizona, and is the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks of the National League. ... US Airways Center (formerly America West Arena) is a sports and entertainment facility located in Phoenix, Arizona. ...


Former Diamondback and Chicago Cub Mark Grace and former Major League knuckleball pitcher Tom Candiotti are the Diamondbacks primary color analysts for the 2006 and 2007 seasons. Former Diamondback player (and current Diamondbacks minority owner) Matt Williams also does color commentary on occasion, as does former Cardinals and NBC broadcast legend Joe Garagiola, Sr.., a longtime Phoenix-area resident and father of Joe Garagiola, Jr., the first GM of the Diamondbacks (as head of the Maricopa County Sports Authority in the early 1990's, Garagiola, Jr. was one of the primary people involved in Phoenix obtaining a Major League Baseball franchise). 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. ... Tim Wakefield in his throwing motion, showing his grip of the knuckleball. ... Thomas Caesar Candiotti (born August 31, 1957 in Walnut Creek, California) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who was known for his knuckleball. ... 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). ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... This article is about the television network. ... Joseph Henry Garagiola, Sr. ... Joe Garagiola, Jr. ...


The team's games are currently broadcast on KTAR radio in Phoenix; roughly half the games are televised on KTVK 3TV and half on Fox Sports Arizona. The team is also seen and heard in other Southwestern markets such as Tucson, Flagstaff, and Las Vegas, Nevada. KTAR-AM is the callsign for the radio station licensed to 620 kHz in Phoenix, Arizona. ... KTVK (known on-air as 3TV) is an independent television station in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Fox Sports Net headquarters in Los Angeles. ... Tucson (pronounced ) is the seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States, located 118 miles (188 km) southeast of Phoenix and 60 miles (98 km) north of the U.S.-Mexico border. ... Nickname: Location in Coconino County the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Coconino County Government  - Mayor Joseph C. Donaldson Area  - City  98. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ...


For the 2007 season, the Diamondbacks supplied a high definition video feed to KTVK-DT for home games only.


The Diamondbacks announced in July 2007 [1] that for the 2008 season, all regionally broadcast Diamondback TV games will be shown exclusively on Fox Sports Net Arizona; games will no longer be seen on 3TV, but a few could possibly be shown on the national MLB on FOX telecasts. FSN Arizona is currently seen in 2.8 million households in Arizona & New Mexico. MLB on FOX is the Fox Broadcasting Companys de facto brand name for their coverage of Major League Baseball. ...


Miguel Quintana and Oscar Soria are the Spanish-language broadcasters. Spanish-language games can be heard in Phoenix on KSUN-AM 1400. KSUN is a Spanish-language radio station broadcasting out of Phoenix, Arizona. ...


The last few games of the 2006 season were heard on both KTAR-AM and the new KTAR-FM, but for 2007 games will be heard on AM radio only, on "Sports 620." KTAR-FM is a talk radio station in Phoenix, Arizona. ...


Season records

Arizona Diamondbacks – 1998 to 2008
Season W – L Win % Finish Manager Playoffs
1998 65-97 .398 5th in NL West Buck Showalter -
1999 100-62 .617 1st in NL West Buck Showalter Lost NLDS to New York Mets, 1-3
2000 85-77 .525 3rd in NL West Buck Showalter -
2001 92-70 .568 1st in NL West Bob Brenly Won NLDS vs St. Louis Cardinals, 3-2
Won NLCS vs Atlanta Braves, 4-1
Won World Series vs New York Yankees, 4-3.
2002 98-64 .605 1st in NL West Bob Brenly Lost NLDS to St. Louis Cardinals, 0-3
2003 84-78 .519 3rd in NL West Bob Brenly -
2004 51-111 .315 5th in NL West Bob Brenly/Al Pedrique -
2005 77-85 .475 2nd in NL West Bob Melvin -
2006 76-86 .489 4th in NL West Bob Melvin -
2007 90-72 .552 1st in NL West Bob Melvin Won NLDS vs Chicago Cubs 3-0
Lost NLCS vs Colorado Rockies 0-4
2008 • 13-4 .765 TBA Bob Melvin -
Totals (1998-2008) 831-806 -- - -
Playoffs 4 - -
Playoff Series 2 - -


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Quick facts

Founded: 1995
Began play: in 1998 (National League expansion)
Team colors: Sedona Red, Black, Sonoran Sand, White (2007 through present); Purple, Arizona Turquoise, Black, Metallic Copper, White (1998 through 2006)
Logo designs: HOME: a black "D" in the shape of a snake. ALTERNATE: an "A" with one leg of the "A" alternating red and black triangles to suggest a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake.
Team motto: The Future Is Now (marketing); Anybody, Anytime (Player adopted, late 2007 marketing)
Team mascot: D. Baxter the Bobcat
Playoff appearances (4): 1999, 2001, 2002, 2007
General Manager: Josh Byrnes
Theme Song: D'backs Swing by Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers
Victory Song: Arizona by The Scorpions
Local Television: FSN Arizona
Spring Training Facility: Tucson Electric Park, Tucson, AZ
Ballpark: Chase Field, also nicknamed The Snake Pit
Rivals: Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres

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All Time Leaders

Hitting
Games Played--Luis Gonzalez (1999-2006) 1,194
Hits--Luis Gonzalez 1,337
At Bats--Luis Gonzalez 4,488
Runs--Luis Gonzalez 780
Doubles--Luis Gonzalez 310
Triples--Tony Womack (1999-2003) 37
Home Runs-- Luis Gonzalez 224
Runs Batted In--Luis Gonzalez 774
Walks--Luis Gonzalez 650
Stolen Bases--Tony Womack 182
Batting Average--Luis Gonzalez .298
Pitching
ERA--Randy Johnson (1999-2004, 2007–) 2.69
Wins--Randy Johnson 107
Games--Jose Valverde (2003-2007) 253
Saves--Jose Valverde 98
Innings--Randy Johnson 1446.2
Strikeouts--Randy Johnson 1,904
Complete Games--Randy Johnson 37
Shutouts--Randy Johnson 14 (Perfect Game May 18, 2004)
  • all stats as of 10/1/07

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Baseball Hall of Famers

  • none

Retired numbers

No other numbers have yet been retired by the Diamondbacks franchise. Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ...


Current roster

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Starting rotation

Bullpen
Edgar Gerardo González Elizondo (born February 23, 1983 in San Nicolas de los Garza, Nuevo León, México) is a Mexican Major League Baseball Player with the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other people named Randy Johnson, see Randy Johnson (disambiguation) Randall David Johnson (born September 10, 1963), nicknamed the Big Unit, is a southpaw American starting pitcher who currently plays for Major League Baseballs Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Micah Owings (born September 28, 1982 in Gainesville, Georgia) is a professional right-handed pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team. ... Brandon Tyler Webb (born May 9, 1979 in Ashland, Kentucky), is a National Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks and was the 2006 National League Cy Young Award winner. ...

Catchers

Infielders
Juan Carlos Cruz (born October 15, 1978 in Bonao, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Arizona Diamondbacks (since 2006) in the starting rotation. ... Brandon James Lyon is a baseball pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks franchise. ... Brandon Edward Medders is a baseball pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks franchise. ... Ramon Antonio Peña, otherwise known as Tony Peña (born 9th January 1982 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic), is a baseball pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks franchise. ... Yusmeiro Alberto Petit (born November 22, 1984 in Maracaibo, Venezuela) is a rookie starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Chad Michael Qualls (born August 17, 1978 Lomita, California) is a right-handed pitcher for the Houston Astros. ... Douglas Slaten (born February 4, 1980 in Venice, California), is a baseball pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks franchise. ... Robert Wade Hammock is a player for the Arizona Diamondbacks organization in Major League Baseball. ... Christopher Ryan Snyder (born February 12, 1981 in Houston, Texas) is a catcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks (2004-present). ...

Outfielders
Chris Burke (Born March 11th, 1980 in Louisville, KY) is a professional baseball player for the Houston Astros. ... Stephen Oris Drew (born March 16, 1983 in Valdosta, Georgia) is a shortstop in major league baseball who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Conor Sevin Jackson (nicknamed Co-Jack) was born May 7, 1982 in Austin, Texas. ... Augie Ojeda (born December 20, 1974 in Los Angeles) is an American baseball player. ... Mark Reynolds (born August 3, 1983 in Pikeville, Kentucky) is a current third baseman in Major League Baseball who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks. ...

Pitchers
  • 33 Billy Buckner
  • -- Jon Coutlangus
  • 49 Doug Davis †
  • 62 Emiliano Fruto
  • 58 Juan Gutierrez
  • 36 Jailen Peguero
  • 63 Leo Rosales
  • 64 Max Scherzer
  • 65 Esmerling Vasquez

Catchers
Eric James Byrnes (born February 16, 1976 in Redwood City, California) is a left fielder in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Alexander Rafael Romero (born September 9, 1983 in Maracaibo, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball outfielder who is currently in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. ... Jeffrey Dewan Salazar (born on 24 November 1980 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is a center fielder who plays in the minor league system of the Arizona Diamondbacks franchise. ... Justin Upton (born on August 25, 1987 in Norfolk, Virginia) was selected first overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2005 Major League Baseball draft. ... Christopher Brandon Young (born September 5, 1983, in Houston, Texas), is a center fielder for the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... William Jennings Billy Butler (born August 27, 1983 in Decatur, Georgia) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals. ... Jonathan T. Coutlangus (born October 21, 1980 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is an American baseball player in the Cincinnati Reds organization. ... Emiliano Fruto (born June 6, 1984 in Cartagena, Colombia) is a pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Seattle Mariners (as of 2006). ... Juan Carlos Gutiérrez (born July 14, 1983 in Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros. ... Jailen M. Peguero (born January 4, 1981 in Ázua Province, Dominican Republic) is a relief pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball. ... Leonel Rosales (born May 28, 1981 in Los Angeles, California) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher who is currently with the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. ... Maxwell M. Scherzer (born July 27, 1984 in St. ...

Infielders
Miguel Angel Montero (born 9th July 1983 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a baseball player for the Arizona Diamondbacks franchise. ...

  •  4 Emilio Bonifacio
  • 61 Javier Brito
  • 18 Chad Tracy
  • -- Josh Whitesell
Manager

Coaches
Emilio Bonifacio(born April 23, 1985 in Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball play for the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Chad Austin Tracy (born May 22, 1980 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is a third baseman in Major League Baseball who plays with the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Bob Melvin is the current manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks. ...

† 15-day disabled list
* Suspended list
# Bereavement list
Roster updated 2008-04-14
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Preceded by
Florida Marlins
5 Seasons
Fastest Franchise to win World Series
2001
4 Seasons
Succeeded by
Current

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. ... Dates October 27, 2001–November 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... Look up current in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Championships

World Series Champions
Preceded by:
New York Yankees
2001 Succeeded by :
Anaheim Angels
National League Champions
Preceded by:
New York Mets
2001 Succeeded by :
San Francisco Giants
National League Western Division Champions
Preceded by:
San Diego Padres
2007 Succeeded by :
Incumbent
Preceded by:
San Francisco Giants
2001 & 2002 Succeeded by :
San Francisco Giants
Preceded by:
San Diego Padres
1999 Succeeded by:
San Francisco Giants

For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... 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... Dates October 27, 2001–November 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... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-2008) Citi Field (2009- ) (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963... The 2001 National League Championship Series saw the Arizona Diamondbacks defeat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 to earn their first trip to the World Series in only the franchises fourth year of existence. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... In Major League Baseball, the National League Western Division, or NL West, is one of three subdivisions of the National League. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... The 2007 National League Division Series (NLDS) will take place at the end of the baseball season of 2007 and will pit the winners of the divisions plus the wildcard against each other. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... The 2001 National League Division Series (NLDS), the opening round of the 2001 National League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 9, and ended on Sunday, October 14, with the champions of the three NL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... The 2002 National League Division Series (NLDS), the opening round of the 2002 National League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 1, and ended on Monday, October 7, with the champions of the three NL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... The 1999 National League Division Series (NLDS), the opening round of the 1999 National League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 5, and ended on Saturday, October 9, with the champions of the three NL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G...

Minor league affiliations

League Pacific Coast League Division Pacific Conference Year founded 1969 Major League affiliation Arizona Diamondbacks Home ballpark Tucson Electric Park Previous home ballparks Hi Corbett Field City Tucson, Arizona Current uniform colors black, bronze, teal Previous uniform colors red, gold Logo design The wordmark Sidewinders in bronze outlined in black... The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ... The Mobile BayBears are a minor league baseball team based near Mobile, Alabama. ... The Southern League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the Southern United States. ... The Visalia Oaks are a minor league baseball team in Visalia, California, USA. They are a high-A class team in the California League, and are a farm team of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. ... The California League is a minor league baseball league which operates throughout the state of California. ... League Midwest League Division Eastern Division Year founded 1988 Major League affiliation Arizona Diamondbacks Home ballpark Stanley Coveleski Regional Stadium Previous home ballparks City South Bend, Indiana Current uniform colors Previous uniform colors Logo design Division titles League titles 2005 Manager Mark Haley Owner Joe Kernan The South Bend Silver... The Midwest League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the Midwestern United States. ... League Northwest League Division Eastern Year founded 1990 Major League affiliation Arizona Diamondbacks Home ballpark Yakima County Stadium Previous home ballparks Parker Field City Yakima, Washington Current uniform colors black, white, red, blue Previous uniform colors dark blue and gold Logo design Bear wearing a Y ballcap holding a baseball... The Northwest League is a class A minor league. ... The Missoula Osprey are a minor league baseball team, an affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Pioneers | logo = PioneerLeague. ...

References

  1. ^ AZStarNet.com
  2. ^ AZDiamondbacks.com
  3. ^ Challenges just starting for D-backs - The Business Journal of Phoenix:
  4. ^ AugustaSports.com
  5. ^ USAToday.com
  6. ^ Phoenix.Bizjournals.com
  7. ^ MLB.com
  8. ^ MLB.com
  9. ^ AZCentral.com
  10. ^ About.com
  11. ^ AZCentral.com
  12. ^ MLB.com

See also

Hitting Records Batting Average: .343 Carlos Baerga (2003) On-base percentage: .429 Luis Gonzalez (2001) Slugging Percentage: .688 Luis Gonzalez (2001) OPS: 1. ... The primary TV play voice is Thom Brennaman, who also broadcasts for FOX. Brennaman was the TV announcer for the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds (along with his father Marty Brennaman) before being hired by Diamondbacks founder Jerry Colangelo in 1996, two years before the team would begin play. ... Buck Showalter (1998-2000) Bob Brenly (2001-2004) Al Pedrique (2004) Bob Melvin (2005-) The term owner in this section refers to the official title of managing general partner. ...

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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. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... 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 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. ... Hitting Records Batting Average: .343 Carlos Baerga (2003) On-base percentage: .429 Luis Gonzalez (2001) Slugging Percentage: .688 Luis Gonzalez (2001) OPS: 1. ... The following is a list of players, both past and current, who appeared at least in one game for the Arizona Diamondbacks franchise. ... Buck Showalter (1998-2000) Bob Brenly (2001-2004) Al Pedrique (2004) Bob Melvin (2005-) The term owner in this section refers to the official title of managing general partner. ... The primary TV play voice is Thom Brennaman, who also broadcasts for FOX. Brennaman was the TV announcer for the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds (along with his father Marty Brennaman) before being hired by Diamondbacks founder Jerry Colangelo in 1996, two years before the team would begin play. ... Chase Field is a baseball stadium located in downtown Phoenix, Arizona, and is the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks of the National League. ... Baxter is the mascot of the Major League Baseball team the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Remember The Name is the second single from the 2005 Fort Minor album The Rising Tied. ... 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. ... Steven Allen Finley (born March 12, 1965, in Union City, Tennessee) is a Major League Baseball center fielder who bats and throws left-handed. ... 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. ... For other persons named Luis González, see Luis González (disambiguation). ... Brandon Tyler Webb (born May 9, 1979 in Ashland, Kentucky), is a National Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks and was the 2006 National League Cy Young Award winner. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... Earl G. Ken Kendrick Jr. ... A graduate of Haverford College, Josh Byrnes is currently the General Manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball. ... Bob Melvin is the current manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Dates October 27, 2001–November 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 2001 National League Championship Series saw the Arizona Diamondbacks defeat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 to earn their first trip to the World Series in only the franchises fourth year of existence. ... Location BankOne Ballpark (Since 1998) Phoenix, Arizona (Since 1998) 1998 Information Owner(s) Ken Kendrick Jeff Moorad Manager(s) Buck Showalter Local television FSN Arizona KTVK (3TV) Local radio KTAR (620 AM) KSUN (Spanish) Stats ESPN.com BB-reference The 1999 Arizona Diamondbacks season were the Diamondbacks inaugural season. ... Location BankOne Ballpark (Since 1998) Phoenix, Arizona (Since 1998) 1999 Information Owner(s) Ken Kendrick Jeff Moorad Manager(s) Buck Showalter Local television FSN Arizona KTVK (3TV) Local radio KTAR (620 AM) KSUN (Spanish) Stats ESPN.com BB-reference The 1999 Arizona Diamondbacks looked to improve on their 1998 expansion... Location BankOne Ballpark (Since 1998) Phoenix, Arizona (Since 1998) 2000 Information Owner(s) Ken Kendrick Jeff Moorad Manager(s) Buck Showalter Local television FSN Arizona KTVK (3TV) Local radio KTAR (620 AM) KSUN (Spanish) Stats ESPN.com BB-reference The 2000 Arizona Diamondbacks looked to improve on their 1999 season... Location BankOne Ballpark (Since 1998) Phoenix, Arizona (Since 1998) 2001 Information Owner(s) Ken Kendrick Jeff Moorad Manager(s) Bob Brenly Local television FSN Arizona KTVK (3TV) Local radio KTAR (620 AM) KSUN (Spanish) Stats ESPN.com BB-reference The 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks looked to improve on their 2000 season. ... Location BankOne Ballpark (Since 1998) Phoenix, Arizona (Since 1998) 2002 Information Owner(s) Ken Kendrick Jeff Moorad Manager(s) Bob Brenly Local television FSN Arizona KTVK (3TV) Local radio KTAR (620 AM) KSUN (Spanish) Stats ESPN.com BB-reference The 2002 Arizona Diamondbacks looked to repeat as World Series champions. ... Location BankOne Ballpark (Since 1998) Phoenix, Arizona (Since 1998) 2003 Information Owner(s) Ken Kendrick Jeff Moorad Manager(s) Bob Brenly Local television FSN Arizona KTVK (3TV) Local radio KTAR (620 AM) KSUN (Spanish) Stats ESPN.com BB-reference The 2003 Arizona Diamondbacks looked to improve on their 98-64... Location BankOne Ballpark (Since 1998) Phoenix, Arizona (Since 1998) 2004 Information Owner(s) Ken Kendrick Jeff Moorad Manager(s) Bob Brenly and Al Pedrique Local television FSN Arizona KTVK (3TV) Local radio KTAR (620 AM) KSUN (Spanish) Stats ESPN.com BB-reference The 2004 Arizona Diamondbacks looked to improve on... Location BankOne Ballpark (Since 1998) Phoenix, Arizona (Since 1998) 2005 Information Owner(s) Ken Kendrick Jeff Moorad Manager(s) Bob Melvin Local television FSN Arizona KTVK (3TV) Local radio KTAR (620 AM) KSUN (Spanish) Stats ESPN.com BB-reference The 2005 Arizona Diamondbacks looked to improve on their 51-111... The Arizona Diamondbacks are a Major League Baseball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Location Chase Field (Since 1998) Phoenix, Arizona (Since 1998) 2007 Information Owner(s) Ken Kendrick Jeff Moorad Manager(s) Bob Melvin Local television FSN Arizona KTVK (3TV) Local radio KTAR (620 AM) KSUN (Spanish) Stats ESPN.com BB-reference The Arizona Diamondbacks 2007 season has started with the Diamondbacks attempting... Location Chase Field (Since 1998) Phoenix, Arizona (Since 1998) 2008 Information Owner(s) Ken Kendrick Jeff Moorad Manager(s) Bob Melvin Local television FSN Arizona KTVK (3TV) Local radio KTAR (620 AM) KSUN (Spanish) Stats ESPN.com BB-reference The Arizona Diamondbacks 2008 season will be the 11th season of... League Pacific Coast League Division Pacific Conference Year founded 1969 Major League affiliation Arizona Diamondbacks Home ballpark Tucson Electric Park Previous home ballparks Hi Corbett Field City Tucson, Arizona Current uniform colors black, bronze, teal Previous uniform colors red, gold Logo design The wordmark Sidewinders in bronze outlined in black... The Mobile BayBears are a minor league baseball team based near Mobile, Alabama. ... The Visalia Oaks are a minor league baseball team in Visalia, California, USA. They are a high-A class team in the California League, and are a farm team of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. ... League Midwest League Division Eastern Division Year founded 1988 Major League affiliation Arizona Diamondbacks Home ballpark Stanley Coveleski Regional Stadium Previous home ballparks City South Bend, Indiana Current uniform colors Previous uniform colors Logo design Division titles League titles 2005 Manager Mark Haley Owner Joe Kernan The South Bend Silver... League Northwest League Division Eastern Year founded 1990 Major League affiliation Arizona Diamondbacks Home ballpark Yakima County Stadium Previous home ballparks Parker Field City Yakima, Washington Current uniform colors black, white, red, blue Previous uniform colors dark blue and gold Logo design Bear wearing a Y ballcap holding a baseball... The Missoula Osprey are a minor league baseball team, an affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Hall of Fame Racing is a racing team that will compete in the NASCAR Nextel Cup series beginning in the 2006 season. ... Dates October 27, 2001–November 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... Craig John Counsell (born August 21, 1970 in South Bend, Indiana) is a Major League Baseball infielder who plays for the Milwaukee Brewers. ... Anthony Darrell Tony Womack (born September 25, 1969, in Danville, Virginia) is a professional Major League Baseball player, currently a free agent. ... 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). ... Steven Allen Finley (born March 12, 1965, in Union City, Tennessee) is a Major League Baseball center fielder who bats and throws left-handed. ... Midre Cummings (born 10/14/1971) is a baseball outfielder who currently plays for the Baltimore Orioles. ... Reginald Laverne Reggie Sanders (born December 1, 1967) is currently the starting left fielder for the Kansas City Royals baseball team. ... 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. ... For other persons named Luis González, see Luis González (disambiguation). ... Forest Gregory Swindell (born January 2, 1965 Fort Worth, Texas - ) was a pitcher with a 17-year career from 1986 to 2002. ... David Michael Dellucci (born October 31, 1973 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an outfielder for the Cleveland Indians in Major League Baseball. ... Damian Donald Miller (born October 13, 1969 in La Crosse, Wisconsin) is a professional baseball catcher for the Milwaukee Brewers. ... Greg Colbrunn (born July 26, 1969 in Fontana, California) was a Major League Baseball player for 13 seasons. ... Daniel Bautista Alcántara (born May 24, 1972 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a former MLB baseball outfielder. ... Albert Anthony López (born on August 18, 1971 in Mesa, Arizona) is pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Jay Stuart Bell (b. ... Brian James Anderson is a pitcher who is currently signed to a minor-league contract with the Texas Rangers. ... Michael Thomas Morgan was an American professional baseball player who competed for twelve different Major League Baseball teams from 1978-2002. ... 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. ... Robert Andrew Witt (born May 11, 1964 in Arlington, Virginia) was a pitcher for the Major League Baseball Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics, Florida Marlins, St. ... 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. ... Erubiel Cardenas Durazo (born January 23, 1974 in Hermosillo, Sonora) is a Mexican baseball player. ... Rodrigo Richard Barajas (born September 5, 1975 in Ontario, California) is a catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... 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 southpaw American starting pitcher who currently plays for Major League Baseballs Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Troy Brohawn of Cambridge, Maryland, was a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks, San Francisco Giants, and Los Angeles Dodgers between 2001 and 2003. ... Len Kasper with Bob Brenly during a broadcast. ... 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. ... This article is about the sport. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... The Arizona League is a minor league baseball league that operates in Arizona. ... The Tempe Angels are a minor league baseball team located in the city of Tempe, Arizona, USA. They are a Class R team in the Arizona League and have been a farm team of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim since the early 1990s. ... The Arizona League Athletics are a minor league baseball team in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. They are a Class R team in the Arizona League and have been a farm team of the Oakland Athletics since 1988. ... The Arizona League Brewers are a minor league baseball team in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. They are a Class R team in the Arizona League and have been a farm team of the Milwaukee Brewers since 2005. ... The Arizona League Cubs are a minor league baseball team in Mesa, Arizona. ... The Scottsdale Giants are a minor league baseball team in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. They are a Class R team in the Arizona League and have been a farm team of the San Francisco Giants since 2005. ... The Arizona League Mariners are a minor league baseball team in Peoria, Arizona, USA. They are a Class R team in the Arizona League and have been a farm team of the Seattle Mariners since 2005. ... The Arizona League Padres are the rookie-level team of the San Diego Padres in the Arizona Rookie League. ... The Arizona League Rangers are a rookie-level minor league baseball team in Surprise, Arizona. ... The Arizona League Royals are a minor league baseball team in Surprise, Arizona, USA. They are a Class R team in the Arizona League and have been a farm team of the Kansas City Royals since 2003. ... The Arizona Fall League is a minor league baseball league which operates during the Fall in Arizona at three spring training complexes. ... The Phoenix Desert Dogs are an Arizona Fall League baseball team located in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The Peoria Javelinas, established in 1992, are a winter minor league team who play in the Arizona Fall League. ... The Scottsdale Scorpions are an Arizona Fall League baseball team located in the affluent Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale. ... Class-Level Single-A to Triple-A Minor League affiliations Arizona Fall League East Division Major League affiliation Boston Red Sox Chicago Cubs Houston Astros Milwaukee Brewers St. ... Class-Level SIngle-A to Triple-A Minor League affiliations Arizona Fall League West Division Major League affiliation Detroit Tigers Florida Marlins Los Angeles Dodgers Philadelphia Phillies San Diego Padres Name Peoria Saguaros (199?-present) Mesa Saguaros (1994-199?) Ballpark Peoria Sports Complex Minor League titles League titles 1995 Division... Class-Level Single-A to Triple-A Minor League affiliations Arizona Fall League West Division Major League affiliations Cincinnati Reds Cleveland Indians Kansas City Royals Los Angeles Angels Texas Rangers Name Surprise Rafters (2007-present) Grand Canyon Rafters (199?-2006) Tempe Rafters (1993-199?) Ballpark Surprise Stadium Minor League titles... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the sport. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... The Phoenix Mercury is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Phoenix, Arizona and the current WNBA champions. ... The International Basketball League is a U.S.-based professional basketball league featuring teams from the West Coast, Rocky Mountains, Western Canada, and the Midwest. ... The Arizona Flame are an International Basketball League team. ... For information on the original league that lasted until 1976, see American Basketball Association (1967-1977). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... NFL redirects here. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red, The Buzzsaw Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Conference American Division Western Year founded 1992 Home arena US Airways Center City, State Phoenix, Arizona Head Coach Gene Nudo ArenaBowl championships 2: 1994, 1997 Conference titles none Division titles 5: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2004 Wild Card berths 8: 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 Arizona Rattlers... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... NHL redirects here. ... The Phoenix Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. ... The ECHL is a professional minor-league double-A hockey association based in the United States and Canada. ... The Phoenix RoadRunners are an ECHL hockey team that began play in the 2005-2006 season in Phoenix, Arizona. ... This article is about the current CHL. For earlier leagues also called the Central Hockey League, see Central Hockey League (disambiguation). ... The Arizona Sundogs are a minor-league ice hockey team based in Prescott, Arizona that is slated to begin play in 2006. ... For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation). ... NLL redirects here. ... The Arizona Sting are a member of the National Lacrosse League. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... // Arizona State University has nine mens and eleven womens varsity teams competing in the NCAA Pacific Ten Conference. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... Grand Canyon University (GCU) Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is private, accredited, Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona. ...

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