It is baseball season once more and like all the other big teams in line for glory, the Arizona Diamondbacks are also looking to elevate in the ranks. They are the top team from Phoenix and are perhaps their biggest hope for success this time around. They are recognized by the National League and the “Major League Baseball” organization as part of their “West Division”. Their home base has been the same for the past 14 years, the famous “Chase Field” of Arizona. They have won many championships, including the World Series in 2001. They thus became the fastest team in their league that won a championship. They achieved this feat in only 4 years since their inception back in 1998. To see how the team performs in this season, get Diamond tickets for one of their scheduled games.
The Diamondbacks are often also known as the D Backs by their closest fans. Their journey to becoming a renowned baseball team started in 1998 when they played their first ever game, facing off the Rockies of Colorado. The game was played at the “Bank One Ballpark” and there were about 50,179 people in attendance. At that time, Diamond tickets had been available for sale in the morning, and by lunchtime, had all sold out. This marked the beginning of the team’s popularity. Even though the Rockies took home the match with a clear lead, a few clear leaders from the Diamondbacks emerged as well. These were Travis Lee, and Andy Benes.
In the five years that followed, the Diamondbacks found themselves on a winning strike. They earned three titles in the division series in tow and even got a “National League Pennant”. In 2001, they earned their biggest victory yet, the “World Championship” title.
When the team hit a low, there were many major changes made so a better performance could be anticipated in the coming seasons. Showalter, their manager of the time was fired. Bob Brenly took his place. In the past, he had played for the Giants as the catcher and had been their coach as well. Before being hired, he was working as the team’s analyst on many of their televised broadcasts.
The past couple of years did not do too well for the team. However, in 2011, they made a comeback and rose from the very bottom of the pack to the first. When just the season before, they were in last place, 2011 found them almost head to head with the top team, the “San Francisco Giants”, with a 49-43. As they had done before when they first went in a slump, they changed their game approach and found a new coach in Kirk Gibson. This time as well, new starts emerged with Ian Kennedy, Joe Saunders, and Daniel Hudson. Even though they have recovered from their all time low season and are coming from a string of victories, their fans need to see if the performance will prevail this year as well.