Results tagged ‘ 2001 Diamondbacks ’

Schilling Joins Mates for 2001 D-backs Reunion

By Josh Greene

On any other team, he was a clear-cut No. 1 hurler, but on the D-backs’ 2001 World Championship team, he was one half of one of baseball’s all-time great pitching tandems.

Curt Schilling made his return to a sold-out Chase Field Saturday for the D-backs’ World Championship Reunion Weekend, joining a plethora of teammates from the 2001 roster who came back to the site of their biggest collective baseball accomplishment. (more…)

Go Purple with the D-backs on Friday

By Josh Greene

Fans won’t be the only ones breaking out their purple, teal and copper threads for September’s World Championship Reunion Weekend, presented by Gila River Casinos.

On Friday, the D-backs will go retro for one game only, donning the franchise’s sleeveless, purple pinstripes from 2001 as they host the San Diego Padres at Chase Field.    (more…)

Catching up with Mark Grace

(Photo by Barry Gossage/Arizona Diamondbacks)

By Josh Greene

He’s been a part of the D-backs’ biggest moments since 2001, and for the last few years he hasn’t even had to pick up a bat or glove to do it.

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This Day in History: D-backs win World Series

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In what is indisputably considered to be one of the most exciting World Series ever played, the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the New York Yankees nine years ago today to bring our state its first major professional championship.

Curt Schilling went pitch-for-pitch with Roger Clemens in a spectacular Game 7, which was topped off by Randy Johnson pitching brilliantly out of the bullpen, and Luis Gonzalez knocking in the series-winning run on a blooper to left-center field.

We all have our distinct, personal memories of that great night, and please feel free to share yours in the comments section.

Here is Tom Verducci’s great cover story that ran in the Sports Illustrated that featured the cover above.

 

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