List of Arizona Diamondbacks seasons

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Randy Johnson pitched for the Diamondbacks from 1999 to 2004 and from 2007 to 2008.

The Arizona Diamondbacks are a Major League Baseball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks are part of the National League and play in the West Division. Since beginning play in the 1998 season, the Diamondbacks called Chase Field (formerly named "Bank One Ballpark") their home.[1] The name "Diamondbacks" was inspired by the Western diamondback snake and was chosen among thousands of entries in a contest to name the team.[2]

Arizona made their Major League debut in the 1998 baseball season when they became the 14th expansion team.[3] After going 65-97 in their first their first season, the Diamondbacks were the National League West Division Champions in the 1999 baseball season when they went 100-62. They made it to the National League Division Series but they lost to the New York Mets.[4] The early success of the franchise was exemplified in 2001 when the Diamondbacks defeated the New York Yankees in a dramatic seven game World Series in 2001.[5] In the 2002 baseball season, Arizona returned to the playoffs but were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Division Series.[6] Post season baseball did not return to the desert until the 2007 season when Arizona lost to the Colorado Rockies in the National League Championship Series.[7] The following season, Arizona narrowly missed the playoffs, when they finished 2 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 2011, the Diamondbacks won their division but were ousted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Division Series.

Regular season results[edit]

World Series Champions
National League Champions
Division Champions
Wild Card Berth
MLB
season
Team
season
League[8] Division[8] Regular season Post-season Awards
Finish[a] Wins[b] Losses Win% GB[c]
Arizona Diamondbacks
1998 1998 NL West 5th 65 97 .401 33
1999 1999 NL West 1st 100 62 .617 Lost NLDS[d] (Mets) 3–1[4] Randy Johnson (CYA)[g][9]
2000 2000 NL West 3rd 85 77 .525 12 Randy Johnson (CYA)[9]
2001 2001 NL West 1st 92 70 .568 Won NLDS (Cardinals) 3–2
Won NLCS[e] (Braves) 4–1
Won World Series (Yankees) 4–3[5]
Randy Johnson (CYA)
Randy Johnson & Curt Schilling (WS MVP)[9]
2002 2002 NL West 1st 98 64 .605 Lost NLDS (Cardinals) 3–0[6] Randy Johnson (CYA)[9]
2003 2003 NL West 3rd 84 78 .519 16½
2004 2004 NL West 5th 51 111 .315 42
2005 2005 NL West 2nd 77 85 .475 5
2006 2006 NL West 4th 76 86 .469 12 Brandon Webb (CYA)[9]
2007 2007 NL West 1st 90 72 .556 Won NLDS (Cubs) 3–0
Lost NLCS (Rockies) 4–0[7]
Bob Melvin (MOY) [h][10]
2008 2008 NL West 2nd 82 80 .506 2
2009 2009 NL West 5th 70 92 .432 25
2010 2010 NL West 5th 65 97 .401 27
2011 2011 NL West 1st 94 68 .580 Lost NLDS (Brewers) 3–2 Kirk Gibson (MOY)
2012 2012 NL West 3rd 81 81 .500 13
2013 2013 NL West 2nd 81 81 .500 11
2014 2014 NL West 5th 64 98 .395 30
Totals Wins Losses Win%
1291 1301 .498 All-time regular season record
17 19 .472 All-time postseason record
1308 1320 .498 All-time regular and postseason record

These statistics are current as of 12/19/14. Bold denotes a playoff season, pennant or championship; italics denote an active season.


Footnotes[edit]

  • a The Finish column lists regular season results and excludes postseason play.
  • b The Wins and Losses columns list regular season results and exclude any postseason play. Regular and postseason records are combined only at the bottom of the list.
  • c The GB column lists "Games Back" from the team that finished in first place that season. It is determined by finding the difference in wins plus the difference in losses divided by two.
  • d NLDS stands for National League Division Series.
  • e NLCS stands for National League Championship Series.
  • g CYA stands for Cy Young Award.
  • h MOY stands for Manager of the Year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chase Field". MLB.com. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  2. ^ "Team Information". MLB.com. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  3. ^ "Arizona Granted Major League Baseball Franchise". Newswire. Archived from the original on 1998-05-07. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  4. ^ a b "1999 Arizona Diamondbacks Statistics and Roster". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  5. ^ a b "2001 Arizona Diamondbacks Statistics and Roster". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  6. ^ a b "2002 Arizona Diamondbacks Statistics and Roster". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  7. ^ a b "2007 Arizona Diamondbacks Statistics and Roster". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  8. ^ a b "Arizona Diamondbacks History & Encyclopedia". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  9. ^ a b c d e "Most Valuable Player MVP Awards & Cy Young Awards Winners". Baseball-Reference.com. 2008-10-30. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  10. ^ "Manager of the Year Award Winners". Baseball-Reference.com. 2008-10-30. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 

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