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Pages: 108. Not illustrated. Chapters: Arizona Diamondbacks, Tucson
Toros, Yuma Scorpions, San Diego Surf Dawgs, Saskatchewan Silver
Sox, Mesa Miners, Arizona League Mariners, Arizona League Dodgers,
Western Canada Miners, Arizona League Cubs, Arizona League Brewers,
Scottsdale Scorpions, San Luis Atleticos, Peoria Saguaros, Team
Canada, Peoria Javelinas, Phoenix Desert Dogs, Mesa Solar Sox,
Arizona League Indians, Arizona League Padres, Arizona League
Giants, Arizona League Angels, Arizona League Royals, Arizona
League Rangers, Arizona League Athletics, Yuma Panthers. Excerpt:
The Arizona Diamondbacks are a professional baseball team based in
Phoenix, Arizona. They play in the West Division of Major League
Baseball's National League. From 1998 to the present, they have
played in Chase Field (formerly Bank One Ballpark). Also known as
the D-backs, Arizona has one World Series title, in 2001, becoming
the fastest team in the majors to win a championship, doing it in
only 3 years since their expansion in 1998. Between 1940 and 1990,
Phoenix jumped from the 99th largest city in the nation to the 9th
largest. As such, it was frequently mentioned as a possible
location for either a new or relocated MLB franchise. Baseball had
a rich tradition in Arizona long before talk of bringing a
big-league team even started. The state has been a frequent spring
training site since 1946. With the large numbers of people
relocating to the state from the Midwest and the Northeast, as well
as from California, many teams (most notably the Chicago Cubs and
the Los Angeles Dodgers) have normally had large followings in
Arizona. The first serious attempt to land an expansion team for
the Phoenix area was mounted by Elyse Doherty and Martin Stone,
owner of the Phoenix Firebirds, the city's single-A minor league
baseball team and an affiliate of the San Francisc...
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