In 2001, in the wake of the September 11th attacks, the Arizona Diamondbacks reached the World Series only to play the sentimental favorites, the New York Yankees. In the bottom of the ninth inning of the seventh and deciding game, the Diamondbacks' Luis Gonzalez stepped up to the plate with the bases load and his team down a run.
Despite facing the best closer in the game, the Yankees' Mariano Rivera, Gonzales tapped a ball pass the outstretched mitt of Derek Jeter for the game-winning hit. Thanks to their Game 7 heroics, the Diamondbacks won the World Series in only their fourth year of existence. The Diamondbacks are aligned in the National League's West Division and they play their home games at Chase Field located in the city of Phoenix. The team is led by outfielder Justin Upton.