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NL West
  • World Series titles: 2001
  • National League champs: 2001
  • Division champs: 2007; 2002; 2001; 1999
  • Wild Card: none
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Randy Johnson, Pitcher. For four consecutive years Randy was considered the best pitcher in the National League; evident from winning a Cy Young every year from 1999 to 2002.

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The 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks made history by winning the World Series versus the New York Yankees. Luis Gonzalez's broken-bat single up the middle successfully ended the most recent dynasty in baseball history.

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The Arizona Diamondbacks surprised everyone last year with breakout performances from players such as Chris B. Young and Micah Owings. After narrowly winning the National League West division, the 2008 team will look to defend their title.

Team History

Franchise History


The Arizona Diamondbacks began playing in the National League in 1998. Their first regular season game occurred in their own ballpark, Bank One Ballpark, and the first pitch was by pitcher Andy Benes in front of an eager home crowd of 50,179. The team lost its first game and would go on to a record of 65-97 in its first season.


The team immediately rebounded from this setback by acquiring a record of 100-62 and by finishing in first place. Arizona lost to the New York Mets in the Diamondbacks first playoff appearance in the NL Division series. They did win one out of the four games, though.

Randy Johnson won the Cy Young Award, and Jay Bell, Matt Williams, Luis Gonzalez, and Randy Johnson were 1999 All-Stars.


In the last year of Buck Showalter's tenure as the manager of the Diamondbacks, the team slid to third place with a record of 85-77. Curt Schilling joined the team this year, and Steve Finley attended the All-Star game for the second time in his career (Randy Johnson attended for his 7th time, and after the season, won the Cy Young Award for 2000).


In Bob Brenly's first year as the Diamondback manager (and as a manager), the team went all the way and won the World Series. The team finished the regular season with a record of 92-70. The Diamondbacks defeated the Atlanta Braves in the National League Championship Series (4-1), and defeated the New York Yankees 4 games to 3 to win the 2001 World Series.

In 2001 the team fielded these All-Stars: Luis Gonzalez, Randy Johnson, Curt Schilling, and Randy Johnson won the Cy Young Award.


The Diamondbacks again win their division and head off to the playoffs, improving their regular season record to 98-64. This time, though, the team was defeated in the NL Division Series. Not only defeated, but swept in three games.

In 2002 the team fielded these All-Star: Damian Miller, Luis Gonzalez, Randy Johnson, Curt Schilling, and Randy Johnson won the Cy Young Award.


In Brenly's third year as a manager, the Diamondbacks slid back to third place in the NL West with a record of 84-78. In 2003, the Diamondbacks sent only Luis Gonzalez to the All-Star game.


In Brenly's last year as a manager with the Diamondbacks, the team slid below .500 and down to fifth place in the NL West. They ended up with a record of 51-111. Brenly was fired after 79 games and a record of 29-50, and Al Pedrique managed the last 83 games (22-61). Despite their struggles, Arizona sent Randy Johnson to the 2004 All-Star Game.


In Bob Melvin's third year as a major league manager, and first with the Diamondbacks, the team rebounded to finish in 2nd place, but still ended up with a record below .500 (77-85). In 2005, the team sent Luis Gonzalez to the All-Star game.


Bob Melvin led his young Arizona Diamondbacks team to the West Division title with a record of 90-72. In the playoffs they defeated the Chicago Cubs 3-0 and lost to the Colorado Rockies in the NLCS 4-0. This young team has a bright future and contended for a title a year early. The 2008 season looks promising with the addition of Dan Haren and young stars Brandon Webb, Chris Young, Stephen Drew and Justin Upton.

Retired Numbers




Cy Young

Silver Slugger

Gold Glove

World Series MVP

Team Leaders

Career Records

Single Season Records

Record Per Season

Year --- Win Loss
2009 70 92
2008 82 80
2007 NL West Division 90 72
2006 76 86
2005 77 85
2004 51 111
2003 84 78
2002 NL West Division 98 64
2001 World Series 92 70
2000 85 77
1999 NL West Division 100 62
1998 65 97

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