2000 Arizona Diamondbacks season

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2000 Arizona Diamondbacks
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Ken Kendrick
Jeff Moorad
Manager(s) Buck Showalter
Local television FSN Arizona
(Thom Brennaman, Greg Schulte, Bob Brenly, Joe Garagiola)
Local radio KTAR (620 AM)
(Thom Brennaman, Rod Allen, Greg Schulte)
KSUN (Spanish)
(Jose Tolentino, Ivan Lara)
Stats ESPN.com
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The 2000 Arizona Diamondbacks looked to improve on their 1999 season, in which they won 100 games in just their 2nd season. They looked to contend in what was a strong National League West Division. They finished the season with a record of 85-77, good enough for third place in the division, but a big step backwards (15 fewer wins).


  • November 15, 1999: Ken Huckaby was signed as a Free Agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks.[1]
  • November 22, 1999: Ernie Young was released by the Arizona Diamondbacks.[2]
  • December 15, 1999: Dante Powell was traded by the Arizona Diamondbacks to the St. Louis Cardinals for Luis Ordaz.[3]
  • March 20, 2000: Craig Counsell was signed as a Free Agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks.[4]

Regular season[edit]

Randy Johnson tied a modern record with six victories in April 2000.[5] He would lead the league in strikeouts with 347 and in winning percentage. Johnson won his third Cy Young Award, and became the third National League pitcher to win the trophy in consecutive seasons.[5] Johnson recorded his 3000th strikeout on September 10, 2000, as he whiffed Florida Marlins' third baseman Mike Lowell.[5]

Opening Day starters[edit]

  • Jay Bell
  • Erubiel Durazo
  • Steve Finley
  • Luis Gonzalez
  • Lenny Harris
  • Randy Johnson
  • Travis Lee
  • Damian Miller
  • Tony Womack

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
San Francisco Giants 97 65 -- .599
Los Angeles Dodgers 86 76 11 .531
Arizona Diamondbacks 85 77 12 .525
Colorado Rockies 82 80 15 .506
San Diego Padres 76 86 21 .460

Notable transactions[edit]

  • June 2, 2000: Bill Pulsipher was traded by the New York Mets to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Lenny Harris.[6]
  • June 5, 2000: Brandon Webb was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 8th round of the 2000 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 2000.[7]
  • July 26, 2000: Curt Schilling was traded by the Philadelphia Phillies to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Omar Daal, Nelson Figueroa, Travis Lee, and Vicente Padilla.


2000 Arizona Diamondbacks
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats[edit]


Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA
Relief pitchers[edit]
Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tucson Sidewinders Pacific Coast League Tom Spencer
AA El Paso Diablos Texas League Bobby Dickerson
A High Desert Mavericks California League Scott Coolbaugh
A South Bend Silver Hawks Midwest League Dave Jorn
Rookie AZL Diamondbacks Arizona League Joe Almaraz
Rookie Missoula Osprey Pioneer League Chip Hale



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