Arizona Diamondbacks

Founded: 1998
Team Owner: Ken Kendrick & Jeffrey C. Royer
Manager: Chip Hale
Team Icon: Luis Gonzalez
Overall Record: 1,355-1,399
AAA Minor League Affiliate: Reno Aces
World Series Titles: 2001
Stadium: Chase Field (1998–present)
Stadium Capacity: 48,633
Previous Ball Parks: nada
City: Phoenix, AZ
Website: www.arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com
Arizona Diamondbacks

Arizona was awarded an expansion franchise in 1995, and they did what any new team has done in the past 50 years. They held a name-the-team contest. The good people of the Grand Canyon state came up with many fitting nickname possibilities including Rattlers, Coyotes, Scorpions, and yes, Phoenix. They should have gone with the Arizona Phoenix which probably would have resulted in the universe imploding. 

Out of all the formidable candidates, the team owners decided to go with Diamondbacks. This moniker reflects not only the desert rattlesnake that frequents the area, but also a clever reference to baseball's diamond in which the game is played.


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