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.
The Arizona Diamondbacks currently have eight minor league affiliates spread across the country and one team in the Dominican Republic. These affiliates provide a first class learning environment for the Diamondbacks young prospects. Below you will find a list of each current affiliate as well as a listing of those teams who have been associated with the Diamondbacks since the team’s inception.
When the Arizona Diamondbacks announced that there would be a swimming pool build beyond the right/centerfield wall where fans could watch the game while relaxing in the cool water; everyone knew it would become a target for home run hitters to try and land a ball in the crystal clear water.
It is always fun to watch the opposing players when they first arrive at the stadium.
They immediately go over to look at the pool and then look at the plate to decide if it is an achievable goal.
Many have tried but only a few have accomplished the feat.
In order to be counted as a pool shot, the ball must hit the water.
If the ball goes into the pool area but hits the decking or is caught before hitting the water it will not make the list.
Below are those that have achieved “splash down” into the pool.
|1.||Mark Grace||Chicago Cubs||Arizona Diamondbacks||Andy Benes||May 12, 1998|
|2.||Devon White||Arizona Diamondbacks||Pittsburgh Pirates||Jason Schmidt||May 16, 1998|
|3.||Devon White||Arizona Diamondbacks||Pittsburgh Pirates||Jon Leiber||May 18, 1998|
|4.||Jay Bell||Arizona Diamondbacks||Anaheim Angels||Ken Hill||Jun 10, 1998|
|5.||Travis Lee||Arizona Diamondbacks||Anaheim Angels||Pep Harris||Jun 10, 1998|
|6.||Alex Rodriguez||Seattle Mariners||Arizona Diamondbacks||Bobby Chouinard||Jun 27, 1998|
|7.||Dante Bichette||Colorado Rockies||Arizona Diamondbacks||Brian Anderson||Jul 18, 1998|
|8.||Mark Grace||Chicago Cubs||Arizona Diamondbacks||Amaury Telemaco||Jul 29, 1998|
|9.||Hanley Frias||Arizona Diamondbacks||Philadelphia Phillies||Mike Grace||Aug 12, 1998|
|10.||Jeromy Burnitz||Milwaukee Brewers||Arizona Diamondbacks||Amaury Telemaco||Aug 29, 1998|
|11.||Sean Casey||Cincinnati Reds||Arizona Diamondbacks||Andy Benes||Jun 23, 1999|
|12.||Marvin Benard||San Francisco Giants||Arizona Diamondbacks||Armando Reynoso||Aug 2, 1999|
|13.||Steve Finley||Arizona Diamondbacks||San Francisco Giants||Mark Gardner||Aug 4, 1999|
|14.||Erubiel Durazo||Arizona Diamondbacks||Pittsburgh Pirates||Jimmy Anderson||Sep 13, 1999|
|15.||Tony Gwynn||San Diego Padres||Arizona Diamondbacks||Dan Plesac||Oct 1, 1999|
|16.||Luis Gonzalez||Arizona Diamondbacks||San Francisco Giants||Joe Nathan||Apr 23, 2000|
|17.||Wally Joyner||Atlanta Braves||Arizona Diamondbacks||Johnny Ruffin||Aug 3, 2000|
|18.||Reggie Sanders||Atlanta Braves||Arizona Diamondbacks||Todd Stottlemyre||Sep 16, 2000|
|19.||Charles Johnson||Florida Marlins||Arizona Diamondbacks||Curt Schilling||Apr 25, 2001|
|20.||Steve Finley||Arizona Diamondbacks||Atlanta Braves||Mike Remlinger||Apr 26, 2001|
|21.||Rich Aurilia||San Francisco Giants||Arizona Diamondbacks||Greg Swindell||Jul 28, 2001|
|22.||Damian Miller||Arizona Diamondbacks||Pittsburgh Pirates||Todd Richie||Aug 14, 2001|
|23.||Greg Colbrunn||Arizona Diamondbacks||Philadelphia Phillies||Carlos Silva||May 19, 2002|
|24.||Rich Aurilia||San Francisco Giants||Arizona Diamondbacks||Curt Schilling||Jul 5, 2002|
|25.||Mark Grace||Arizona Diamondbacks||Colorado Rockies||John Thompson||Jul 23, 2002|
|26.||Brian Jordan||Los Angeles Dodgers||Arizona Diamondbacks||Rick Helling||Sep 2, 2002|
|27.||Brian Daubach||Chicago White Sox||Arizona Diamondbacks||Elmer Dessens||Jun 5, 2003|
|28.||Jose Cruz Jr.||San Francisco Giants||Arizona Diamondbacks||Brandon Webb||Jul 13, 2003|
|29.||Brian Schneider||Montreal Expos||Arizona Diamondbacks||Steve Sparks||May 16, 2004|
|30.||Luis A. Gonzalez||Colorado Rockies||Arizona Diamondbacks||Michael Gosling||Sep 14, 2004|
|31.||Luis Terrero||Arizona Diamondbacks||Colorado Rockies||Shawn Estes||Sep 15, 2004|
|32.||Tony Clark||Arizona Diamondbacks||Kansas City Royals||Ryan Jensen||Jun 12, 2005|
|33.||Johnny Estrada||Arizona Diamondbacks||Houston Astros||Chad Qualls||Aug 4, 2006|
|34.||Stephen Drew||Arizona Diamondbacks||San Diego Padres||Cla Meredith||Sep 30, 2006|
|35.||Julio Franco||New York Mets||Arizona Diamondbacks||Randy Johnson||May 4, 2007|
|36.||Scott Hairston||San Diego Padres||Arizona Diamondbacks||Doug Davis||Jul 5, 2008|
|37.||Tony Clark||Arizona Diamondbacks||Chicago Cubs||Ted Lilly||Jul 23, 2008|
|38.||Stephen Drew||Arizona Diamondbacks||Florida Marlins||Rickey Nolasco||Aug 24, 2008|
|39.||Andre Ethier||Los Angeles Dodgers||Arizona Diamondbacks||Brandon Webb||Aug 31, 2008|
|40.||Ryan Roberts||Arizona Diamondbacks||Pittsburgh Pirates||Zach Duke||Jul 24, 2009|
|41.||Miguel Montero||Arizona Diamondbacks||Los Angeles Dodgers||Jonathan Broxton||Aug 15, 2009|
|42.||Alex Romero||Arizona Diamondbacks||Houston Astros||Wilton Lopez||Aug 28, 2009|
|43.||Mark Reynolds||Arizona Diamondbacks||San Francisco||Madison Bumgarner||Jul 24, 2010|
|44.||Gerardo Parra||Arizona Diamondbacks||Pittsburgh||Chris Resop||Apr 16, 2012|
|45.||Jason Kubel||Arizona Diamondbacks||Chicago Cubs||Matt Garza||Jun 24, 2012|
|46.||Adam Eaton||Arizona Diamondbacks||Baltimore Orioles||Darren O'Day||Aug 12, 2013|
|47.||Paul Goldschmidt||Arizona Diamondbacks||Houston Astros||Brad Peacock||Jun 10, 2014|
|48.||Roger Kieschnick||Arizona Diamondbacks||Milwaukee Braves||Francisco Rodriguez||Jun 17, 2014|
|49.||Didi Gregorius||Arizona Diamondbacks||Detroit Tigers||Anibel Sanchez||Jul 23, 2014|
|50.||Charlie Blackmon||Colorado Rockies||Arizona Diamondbacks||Matt Stites||Aug 30, 2014|
|51.||A.J. Pollock||Arizona Diamondbacks||Atlanta Braves||Brandon Cunniff||Jun 2, 2015|
|52.||Stephen Vogt||Oakland Athletics||Arizona Diamondbacks||Jhoulys Chacîn||Aug 29, 2015|
|53.||Paul Goldschmidt||Arizona Diamondbacks||Houston Astros||Collin McHugh||May 30, 2016|
|54.||Josh Donaldson||Toronto Blue Jays||Arizona Diamondbacks||Patrick Corbin||Jul 20, 2016|
|55.||Brandon Drury||Arizona Diamondbacks||Colorado Rockies||Eddie Butler||Sep 13, 2016|
|56.||Jake Lamb||Arizona Diamondbacks||San Francisco Giants||Johnny Cueto||Apr 4, 2017|
|57.||Daniel Descalso||Arizona Diamondbacks||Colorado Rockies||Jordan Lyles||Apr 30, 2017|
|58.||Yasmany Tomas||Arizona Diamondbacks||New York Mets||Tommy Milone||May 16, 2017|
|59.||Tommy Joseph||Philadelphia Phillies||Arizona Diamondbacks||TJ McFarland||Jun 23, 2017|
|60.||Chris Herrmann||Arizona Diamondbacks||Philadelphia Phillies||Nick Pivetta||Jun 26, 2017|
|Sedona Red||represents pool shot by a player on the Diamondbacks roster.|
|Gray||represents pool shot by a player on the opposing team's roster.|