History

The historyArizona Diamondbacks were awarded a franchise on March 9, 1995 in Palm Beach Florida. They along with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays would begin play in 1998

At that point in time there was no stadium, no players, no uniforms and for that matter no fans.

Over the course of the next three years Managing General Partner Jerry Colangelo would build a baseball franchise literally from the ground up.

Colangelo would create a team that would shortly turn Major League Baseball topsy-turvy as they went from an expansion team to a World Championship.

There is a lot that would go into the building of a Major League Baseball team in a town known for their love of basketball.

Along the way there were a multitude of decisions and actions that would form the basis of one of the more colorful journeys in baseball.

This section is dedicated to providing an account and information of how this team was created and the history it made along the way.

If you are curious about how the Arizona Diamondbacks have evolved we invite you to peruse this section to learn the story behind the team.

 

Uniform Numbers
Uniform Numbers
All-Stars
All-Stars
Pool Shots
Pool Shots
Jersey Records
Jersey Records
Franchise Firsts
Franchise Firsts
Expansion Draft
Expansion Draft
Chronology
Chronology
Affiliates
Affiliates
Baseballs
Baseballs
Uniforms
Uniforms
Caps
Caps
Patches
Patches