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Five Fun Facts About The Arizona Diamondbacks

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on June 23, 2014

In terms of baseball history, the Arizona Diamondbacks are still a young team. They have had a lot of success during their short history though. Here are five fun facts about this great Major League Baseball team.

The First In The Hall

The first Arizona Diamondbacks player to make it into the Hall of Fame was Roberto Alomar. Alomar played 17 years in the big leagues but only spent a very small part of that time, just 38 games during the 2004 season, with the Diamondbacks.

The First Diamondback Hit In An All-Star Game

The first Diamondbacks player to get a hit in an All-Star Game was Devon White in 1998. That was his only season with the team and in that game he went 3 for 3 with a triple. That first hit was the triple and he got it off Bartolo Colon.

Fast Tony

The first Diamondbacks player to get 100 or more career stolen bases while with the team was Tony Womack. Womack played in Arizona from 1999 to 2003 and in that time stole 182 bases.

20 Game Winners

From 2000 and 2002, Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling combine to have five 20 win seasons pitching for the Diamondbacks. Arizona would not have another 20 game winner until Brandon Webb won 22 games in 2008.

The First To Be Honored

In 2010, the Arizona Diamondbacks retired a player’s jersey for the very first time in team history. That year saw them retire jersey number 20 in honor of Luis Gonzalez who played with the team from 1999 to 2006.

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