While technically any game that does not count towards the regular season or post season standings could be defined as an exhibition, we are taking a more restrictive definition.
In the context of this web site an exhibition game will include contests not including Major League teams unless that contest is an historic game outside the realm of the 162-game schedule.
This means that Spring Training games against other Major League teams will not be listed as an exhibition game.
This section will include games played during the spring against other teams such as national teams as part of a warm-up to an event such as the World Baseball Classic.
We are also excluding those games played at Chase Field at the conclusion of Spring Training before the regular season starts even if those games are against opponents who are not part of Major League Baseball.
Hall of Fame Game 2000
Beginning in 1940 and continuing until 2008, Major League Baseball would hold an exhibition game at Double Day Field in Cooperstown New York to coincide with the Hall of Fame induction weekend.
The game first began as an old-timers game but the format was changed to an exhibition game between Major League Teams.
The Arizona Diamondbacks were invited to play the Cleveland Indians in the 2000 Hall of Fame game to be held July 24, 2000.
The Diamondbacks won that contest 12-7.
World Baseball Classic 2006
Beginning in 2006 the World Baseball Classic is an international tournament of national teams that included Major League Baseball players.
The tournament would feature 16 teams that played 39 games between March 3 and March 20 with the final being played at Petco Field in San Diego California.
Japan defeated Cuba 10-6 to win the tournament.
Prior to the beginning of the World Baseball Classic, the Arizona Diamondbacks would play an exhibition game against the Mexico National team on March 4th losing in front of a sold out crowd.
World Baseball Classic 2009
In 2009 the second World Baseball Classic tournament was held with 16 teams from 5 continents vying for the title.
As with the 2006 version, 39 games were played between March 5 and March 23 with the final being played at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles California.
Japan would defend their 2006 title by beating South Korea 5-3 in 10 innings.
As a tune up, the Arizona Diamondbacks would play the Mexico National team in a home and away contest losing the first game and defeating the Mexico WBC game in the second contest.
World Baseball Classic 2013
The third iteration of the World Baseball Classic saw interest grow in the international tournament with many Major League Baseball players playing for their birth countries.
The tournament would again feature 16 teams from 5 continents. For the second time, Chase Field would play host to a series of first round games for Pool D which included the United States, Italy, Canada, and Mexico. The WBC would also use Salt River Fields at Talking Stick as a venue although rare spring rain caused some contests to move to Chase Field.
For the first time in WBC history Japan was not in the championship game held at AT&T Park in San Francisco California. The tournament was won by the Dominican Republic who defeated Puerto Rico 3-0.
The Arizona Diamondbacks would host the Mexico WBC team in a night game at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on March 5th losing that contest.
Sydney Australia 2014
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers would meet in an Opening Series in Sydney Australia on March 22, 2014.
Prior to Opening Day each team would play the Australian National Team at the Sydney Cricket Grounds,
The Arizona Diamondbacks would play on Friday March 21, 2014 as the visiting team against Australia. They would lose that contest being shut out 5-0.
Always adept at setting records in his Major League career, Randy Johnson added something just a little extra to his impressive resume when he set down all 27 Atlanta Braves he faced on May 18, 2004, in Turner Field. At 40 years, 251 days, Randy became the oldest pitcher in baseball history to record a perfect game, overtaking Cy Young, who was 37 years, 37 days on May 5, 1904. Johnson’s amazing feat was the 15th in modern day regular season history, the 16th if you include Don Larsen’s perfect game for the Yankees in the 1956 World Series.
There is just something magical about walking through the turnstiles and making your way to your seats. The grass is greener and the perfectly manicured.
As you get comfortable in your seat you watch the players prepare for the game. The ease at which they move is almost poetic.
Just before the first pitch is thrown you take a moment to realize that today might be the day that you witness history.
Will there be a no-hitter thrown or maybe a perfect game? Will someone hit for the cycle or drive in a home run in walk-off fashion?
That's the great thing about baseball, every pitch in every game holds drama that only those in attendance will witness.
In this section you will find information about the Arizona Diamondbacks and some of the epic games they have played in.
So sit back and click through the history of Arizona Baseball and be reminded of what you saw if you were lucky enough to be in the stands for that fateful game.
There is nothing better than going to a baseball game and no place better than Chase Field to see the Arizona Diamondbacks play. Within this section you will find all the information you will need about game day at Chase Field.
The Diamondbacks have several promotional giveaways identified for the season. Selecting this section will provide you with a listing of what will be given at each game. Not only is the current season listed but for historical purposes you can see what was given for each of the years the Diamondbacks have been a team.
Of course you want to be in your seat before first pitch but there is so much more that goes on before the game actually starts that you are missing out on half the fun. In the Timeline section you will find a listing of what activities occur and when leading up to the start of a ballgame. This can be invaluable as you plan your outing to Chase Field.
Although we would like the Diamondbacks to play at Chase Field every day, that is not possible. The Schedule section will give you a listing of which dates the Diamondbacks are in town so that you can make sure you have tickets for every one.
Sometimes you just can't remember part of the details around a ballgame. The scoreboard section can help as it will show the outcome of each game played this season. This can be helpful as you track the Diamondbacks progress throughout the season.
Beginning in 1999 the Arizona Diamondbacks sponsored a fan loyalty program that rewards fans for attending Diamondback games or shopping at the Team Shop. Initially the program was called the Frequent Fang Program. With this system you were awarded points every time you attended a game. At various intervals these points could be redeemed for prizes. Shortly afterwards the program was changed to the Diamondbackers program. This too was points based but also allowed you to gain additional points from purchases at the team shop. This program like the Frequent Fang program had point thresholds which would allow you to redeem points for various prizes. Beginning in 2006 the loyalty program changed again. This incarnation was titled MVP Rewards. The MVP Rewards program awarded points for attending games and through purchases at the team shop. The program also included some vendors at the ballpark allowing points to be earned buying concessions. The MVP Rewards program was also connected to an online mall allowing the member to earn points when shopping via the Internet. The program was administered by an outsourced vendor and in December 2006 the vendor ceased operations leaving the Diamondbacks without a fan loyalty program. The team is currently working to find a replacement program and hope to announce something during an upcoming season.
Within this section will be a description of the fan loyalty program, its rules and regulations, and any prize awards that can be earned. This section will be updated as changes occur to the program.
The Arizona Diamondbacks began play on March 31, 1998. The first night saw a packed crowd at Bank One Ballpark to see the birth of a franchise. Since that time the Arizona Diamondbacks have travelled to all 30 ballparks on numerous occasions. They have been a part of several historic games. Within this section you will find the regular season and post season schedules for every year of the Diamondbacks existance. So sit back and relive those years gone by and ponder what might have occurred on any of those nights you found yourself at the ballpark.
Each year in mid-February while most of the country is still covered in a blanket of snow and cold weather baseball players begin to gather in Arizona and Florida for the beginning of Spring Training. It is a glorious time of year when every team is on equal footing and a fan's interest returns to the field where they place their hopes and aspirations at the feet of their favorite players.
In this section you will find the game schedule for the Arizona Diamondbacks as they play in the Cactus League. Each game will be listed and provide you with a full spring schedule at a glance. As the games are played wins and losses will be highlighted as well.