Franchise Firsts

Since 1998 there have been a lot of baseball games featuring the Arizona Diamondbacks which has given the team ample time to achieve greatness and infamy. Below you find a list of franchise firsts along with the player(s) credited with the accomplishment.

Team
Franchise First Credited To
Spring Training Game February 27, 1998 vs. Chicago White Sox at Tucson Electric Park. The Diamondbacks won 6-5.
Spring Training Game at Bank One Ballpark March 29, 1998 vs. Chicago White Sox. The Diamondbacks lost 0-3.
Regular Season Game March 31, 1998 vs. Colorado Rockies. The Diamondbacks lost 2-9.
Time of First Regular Season Game 2:50 on March 31, 1998 vs. Colorado Rockies.
Roof Opened at Bank One Ballpark March 31, 1998 vs. Colorado Rockies. The Diamondbacks lost 2-9 (roof opened at 7:45 PM).
Roof Closed at Bank One Ballpark April 1, 1998 vs. Colorado Rockies. The Diamondbacks lost 0-6.
Home Win April 5, 1998 vs. San Francisco Giants. The Diamondbacks won 3-2.
Home Loss March 31, 1998 vs. Colorado Rockies. The Diamondbacks lost 2-9.
Road Win April 8, 1998 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers. The Diamondbacks won 3-0.
Road Loss April 7, 1998 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers. The Diamondbacks lost 1-9.
Two-game Series Sweep May 20-21, 1998 vs. Florida Marlins in Miami.
Three-Game Series Sweep June 16-18, 1998 vs. Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati.
Home Series Sweep July 17-19, 1998 vs. Colorado Rockies (3 Games).
Road Series Win May 20-21, 1998 vs. Florida Marlins in Miami (2 Games).
Win in Extra Innings April 25, 1998 vs. Florida Marlins in Miami. The Diamondbacks won 4-3 in 11 innings.
Loss in Extra Innings May 2, 1998 vs. Montreal Expos in Montreal.
Doubleheader April 16, 1998 vs. St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis (Lost 5-4, Won 8-2).
Complete Game Brian Anderson April 13, 1998 vs. San Diego Padres in San Diego (8 innings pitched in a 0-1 loss).
Complete Game Win April 16, 1998 vs. St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis second game of double header (9 innings pitched in a 8-2 win).
Complete Game by Opposing Pitcher Andy Ashby April 13, 1998 vs. San Diego Padres in San Diego (9 innings pitched in a 0-1 loss).
Shutout Brian Anderson (8 innings) and Felix Rodriguez (1 inning) combining for an 8-hitter April 8, 1998 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers. The Diamondbacks won 3-0.
Shutout Against John Thomson (8 innings) and Chuck McElroy (1 inning) April 1, 1998 vs. Colorado Rockies in Phoenix.
Complete Game Shutout Omar Daal July 30, 1998 vs. Chicago Cubs in a 4-hitter.
Complete Game Shutout Against Andy Ashby April 13, 1998 vs. San Diego Padres in a 4-hitter.
1-0 Win Brian Anderson September 17, 1998 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh (3-hitter).
1-0 Loss Andy Ashby April 13, 1998 vs. San Diego Padres in San Diego (4-hitter).
Win in Last At-Bat April 17, 1998 vs. Florida Marlins in Phoenix 7-5 (tied 4-4 entering bottom of 8th inning).
Extra Inning Win in Last At-Bat April 25, 1998 vs. Florida Marlins in Miami 4-3 in 11 Innings (tied 2-2 entering top of 11th inning).
Come From Behind Win in Last At-Bat July 15, 1998 vs. Houston Astros in Phoenix 9-8 in 11 Innings (Diamondbacks score in 9th inning to tie game at 8 then win with score in the 11th inning).
Come From Behind Win in 9th Inning August 29, 1998 vs. Milwaukee Brewers in Phoenix 4-3 (scored 2 runs bottom of 9th inning).
Batted Around in an Inning April 16, 1998 vs. St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis (9 batters came to the plate in the 6th inning).
Multi Home Run Inning April 2, 1998 vs. Colorado Rockies in Phoenix (Jay Bell and Matt Williams off Pedro Astacio in 5th inning).
Back-to-Back Doubles April 16, 1998 vs. St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis (Andy Benes and Devon White in 6th inning of second game).
Back-to-Back Triples April 17, 1998 vs. Florida Marlins in Phoenix (Brent Brede and Jay Bell in 5th inning).
Back-to-Back Home Runs April 8, 1998 vs. vs. Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles (Jorge Fabregas and Brent Brede against H. Nomo).
Road Rainout April 15, 1998 vs. St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. The game was rescheduled for April 16 as a doubleheader.
Rain Delay April 11, 1998 vs. San Diego Padres in San Diego (54 minutes in 2nd inning).
Player to be ejected from a game Devon White by home plate umpire Angel Hernandez April 3, 1998 vs. San Francisco Giants in first inning.
Coach to be ejected from a game Jim Presley hitting coach.
Individual
Franchise First Credited To
Batter Devon White, March 31 vs. Colorado (struck out swinging by Darryl Kile)
Baserunner Travis Lee, 1st inning, March 31 vs. Colorado (single off Darryl Kile)
Hit Travis Lee, single, 1st inning, March 31 vs. Colorado off Darryl Kile
Run Scored Travis Lee, 6th inning, March 31 vs. Colorado off Darryl Kile
RBI Travis Lee, 6th inning, March 31 vs. Colorado off Darryl Kile
Double Chris Jones, 8th inning, April 2nd vs. Colorado off Mike DeJean
Ground-Rule Double Matt Williams, 6th inning, April 3rd vs. San Francisco off Mark Gardner
Triple Brent Brede, 9th inning, April 3rd vs. San Francisco off Robb Nen
Home Run Travis Lee, 6th inning, March 31 vs. Colorado off Darryl Kile
Home Run (Solo) Travis Lee, 6th inning, March 31 vs. Colorado off Darryl Kile
Home Run (two-run) Jay Bell, 6th inning, April 16 at St. Louis (game 2 of double header) off Donovan Osborne
Home Run (three-run) Jay Bell, 3rd inning, April 4 vs. San Francisco off Danny Darwin
Grand Slam Matt Williams, 4th inning, April 14 at St. Louis off Kent Merker
Grand Slam (at Home) Yamil Benitez, 3rd inning, June 9 vs. Anaheim off Chuck Finley
Home Run (by pitcher) Andy Benes, 2nd inning, April 10 at San Diego off Kevin Brown
Two Home Runs in a Game Matt Williams, April 25 at Florida (solo home run off Livan Hernandez and game-winning two-run home run off Vic Darensbourg)
First Inning Lead-off Hit Devon White, April 5 vs San Francisco (single)
First Inning Lead-off Home Run Devon White, May 1 vs. Montreal off Javier Vazquez
Home Run Into the Pool Mark Grace, Chicago Cubs, 6th inning, May 12 off Andy Benes
D-backs Home Run Into the Pool Devon White, 1st inning, May 16 vs. Pittsburgh off Jason Schmidt
Home Run Into Friday's Front Row Grill Yamil Benitez, 2nd inning, June 27 vs. Seattle off Jeff Fassero (452 ft.)
Extra Base Hit By a Pitcher Andy Benes, 2nd inning, April 10 at San Diego off Kevin Brown (solo home run)
Sacrifice Brian Anderson, 3rd inning, April 2 vs. Colorado (Tony Batista to 2nd)
Sacrifice Fly Karim Garcia, 2nd inning, April 7 at Los Angeles (drove in Jorge Fabregas)
Stolen Base Travis Lee, 1st inning, March 31 vs. Colorado off John Thompson and Jeff Reed
Multiple Stolen Base Game Devon White, April 17 vs. Florida
Stolen Base Against Barry Bonds, 4th inning, April 4 off Joel Adamson and Jorge Fabregas
Caught Stealing Jay Bell, 4th inning, April 20 vs. Florida
Picked Off Jay Bell, 4th inning, April 20 vs. Florida
Double Steal Andy Fox (home) and Travis Lee (second), 1st inning, August 16 vs. New York Mets off Hideo Nomo and Mike Piazza
Steal of Home Andy Fox, 1st inning, August 16 vs. New York Mets off Hideo Nomo and Mike Piazza
Pinch Hitter Chris Hones, 8th inning, March 31 vs. Colorado for Scott Brow (struck out)
Pinch Hit Chris Jones, 8th inning, April 2 vs. Colorado for Barry Manuel (double)
Pinch Hit Double Chris Jones, 8th inning, April 2 vs. Colorado for Barry Manuel (double)
Pinch Hit Triple N/A
Pinch Hit Home Run Tony Batista, 5th inning, August 3 at Chicago Cubs off Don Wengert (2-run)
Pinch Runner Tony Batista, 9th inning, April 19 vs. Florida for Kelly Stinnett
Pinch Hitter (Pitcher) Andy Benes, 9th inning, August 23 at New York Mets (reached on fielder's choice)
Strike-out Devon White, 1st inning, March 31 vs. Colorado by Darryl Kile
Base on Balls Jay Bell, 1st inning, March 31 vs. Colorado by Darryl Kile
Ball into Pool by D-Back Matt Williams, 6th inning, April 3 vs. San Francisco off Mark Gardner (ground-rule double)
D-backs Player to hit Bank One Ballpark Roof Yamil Benitez, 8th inning, September 14, 1998 vs. San Francisco off Alvin Morman
Intential Walk Brent Brede, 4th inning, April 3 vs. San Francisco by Mark Gardner
Bases Loaded Walk Yamil Benitez, 4th inning, April 3 vs. San Francisco by Mark Gardner
Hit By Pitch Jay Bell, 3rd inning, April 2 vs. Colorado by Pedro Astacio
Grounded Into Double Play Jorge Fabregas, 2nd inning, March 31 vs. Colorado
Pitching
Franchise First Credited To
Pitch Andy Benes, March 31 vs. Colorado at 8:22 PM to Mike Lansing (ball)
Losing Pitcher Andy Benes, March 31 vs. Colorado
Winning Pitcher Andy Benes, April 5 vs. San Francisco
Save Felix Rodriguez, April 5 vs. San Francisco
Blown Save Felix Rodriguez, April 10 at San Diego
Strike-out Larry Walker, 3rd inning, March 31 by Andy Benes
Strike-out the Side Willie Blair, 2nd inning, May 3 at Montreal
Walk Neifi Perez, 2nd inning, March 31 vs. Colorado by Andy Benes
Hit Mike Lansing, 1st inning, March 31 vs. Colorado by Andy Benes
Double Todd Helton, 2nd inning, March 31 vs. Colorado by Andy Benes
Triple Neifi Perez, 9th inning, April 2 vs. Colorado by Felix Rodriguez
Home Run Vinny Castilla, 2nd inning, March 31 vs. Colorado by Andy Benes (solo to left)
Run Vinny Castilla, 2nd inning, March 31 vs. Colorado by Andy Benes
Unearned Run Willie Blair, 7th inning, April 17 vs. Florida
Unearned Run Against Kevin Brown, 1st inning, April 12 @ San Diego
Sacrifice Mark Gardner, 5th inning, April 3 vs. San Francisco
Sacrifice Fly Jose Vizcaino, 3rd inning, April 8 at Los Angeles
Ground into Double Play Neifi Perez, 2nd inning, April 1 vs. Colorado
Wild Pitch Willie Blair, 7th inning, April 1 vs. Colorado
Balk Felix Rodriguez, 9th inning, April 2 vs. Colorado
Hit By Pitch Mark Gardner, 6th inning, April 3 vs. San Francisco by Clint Sodowsky
No-Hitter Randy Johnson, May 18 2004 at Atlanta
No-Hitter (Perfect Game) Randy Johnson, May 18 2004 at Atlanta
Defense
Franchise First Credited To
Opponent's Error Vinny Castilla, 2nd inning, March 31 vs. Colorado
D-backs Error Edwin Diaz, 6th inning, April 1, vs. Colorado
Put-out Travis Lee, March 31 vs. Colorado (ground out Jay Bell to Travis Lee, batter Ellis Burks out)
Assist Jay Bell, March 31 vs. Colorado (ground out Jay Bell to Travis Lee, batter Ellis Burks out)
Passed Ball Kelly Stinnett, 8th inning, June 12 vs. St. Louis
Catcher's Interference N/A
Pick-Off Joel Adamson, 3rd inning, April 16 at St. Louis (picked off Brian Jordan from first)
Caught Stealing Mike Lansing, 3rd inning, March 31 vs. Colorado