2001 World Series

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The 2001 World Series (also known as the "November Series"), the 97th edition of Major League Baseball's championship series, took place between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Yankees. The Diamondbacks won the best-of-seven series four games to three. The Series would go down as one of the most memorable in baseball history; it featured featured two extra-inning games and three late-inning comebacks. It ended on a Game 7 walk-off hit (the first since Edgar Rentería's in 1997), in the form of a bloop single off the bat of Luis Gonzalez.

This was the first World Series ever played in the state of Arizona, while it was the third World Series Game 7 to end on a hit with the bases loaded in the bottom of the final inning (Florida Marlins in 1997 and Minnesota Twins in 1991 were the previous teams to win a World Series that way). Under the current All-Star Game format, the World Series would not open in the city of the National League champion again until 2010. This was the last World Series not to feature a wild card team until 2008.

With the win by the Diamondbacks, they became the first World Series champion from a Far West state other than California.

Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling were the co-MVPs of the 2001 World Series, combining for a 4–0 record and a 1.40 ERA and striking out 45 Yankees in 39 13 innings.


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