Arizona Diamondback History

Events in Sport

  • 1997-11-18 Arizona Diamondbacks & Tampa Bay Devil Rays expansion draft
  • 1998-03-31 Expansion clubs, Tampa Bay and Arizona both suffer bad losses in their MLB debuts; Devil Rays lose, 11-6 to the Detroit Tigers and the Diamondbacks fall, 9-2 to Colorado Rockies
  • 1998-04-05 The Arizona Diamondbacks record their first win in team history with a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants in Phoenix, AZ; ends second-worst start ever (0-5) by an expansion team
  • 2001-10-21 MLB National League Championship: Arizona Diamondbacks beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 1
  • 2001-11-04 Baseball World Series: Arizona beats New York Yankees, 3-2 in Game 7 at Bank One Ballpark, Phoenix for Diamondbacks' first title; co-MVP: Arizona pitchers Randy Johnson & Curt Schilling
  • 2004-05-18 Arizona Diamondbacks' Randy Johnson becomes 16th pitcher to throw a perfect game (2-0 vs Atlanta)
  • 2007-10-15 MLB National League Championship: Colorado Rockies beat Arizona Diamondbacks, 4 games to 0
  • 2015-06-08 MLB Draft: Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson first pick by Arizona Diamondbacks
  • 2021-08-14 Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Tyler Gilbert throws a no-hitter in his MLB debut, defeating San Diego Padres, 7-0 in Phoenix; record equalling 8th no-hitter of the season

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1956-05-23 Buck Showalter, American baseball manager (AL Manager of the Year 1994, 2004, 14; NY Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles) and analyst (ESPN, YES network), born in DeFuniak Springs, Florida
  • 1958-02-21 Alan Trammell, American Baseball HOF shortstop (6 × MLB All-Star; World Series MVP 1984; Detroit Tigers) and manager (Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks), born in Garden Grove, California
  • 1963-09-10 Randy Johnson, American Baseball HOF pitcher (10 × MLB All-Star; 5 × Cy Young Award; World Series MVP 2001; Triple Crown 2002; Seattle Mariners, Arizona Diamondbacks), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • 1964-12-02 Chip Hale, American baseball infielder, coach and manager (Minnesota Twins; Arizona Diamondbacks; Washington Nationals), born in Santa Clara, California
  • 1964-12-19 Mike Fetters, American MLB pitcher, 1989-2004 (California Angels, Milwaukee Brewers, and 6 other teams), and pitching coach (Arizona Diamondback, 2012-present), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1965-01-02 Greg Swindell, American baseball pitcher (World Series 2001; MLB All Star 1989; Houston Astros, Cleveland Indians, Arizona Diamondbacks), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1966-05-01 Armando Reynoso, Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies, New York Mets, Arizona Diamondbacks), born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
  • 1967-09-03 Luis Gonzalez, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1999, 2001-03, 05; World Series 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks; Houston Astros), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1967-12-01 Reggie Sanders, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1991-2007, All-Star 1995; World Series 2001 (Cincinnati Reds, Arizona Diamondbacks, and 6 other teams), born in Florence, South Carolina
  • 1972-06-15 Tony Clark, American MLB infielder, 1995-2009 (Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks, and 4 other teams), and union leader (MLBPA director, 2013-present), born in Newton, Kansas
  • 1976-02-16 Eric Byrnes, American baseball outfielder and broadcaster (Oakland A's, Arizona Diamondbacks), born in Redwood City, California
  • 1977-05-13 Robby Hammock, American baseball player (Arizona Diamondbacks), born in Macon, Georgia
  • 1978-12-17 Alex Cintrón, Puerto Rican MLB baseball infielder, 2001-09 (Arizona Diamondbacks, and 3 other teams), and hitting coach, born in Humacao, Puerto Rico