Luis Gonzalez took advantage of the Yankees' drawn-in infield to send Arizona to its first title.
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WS Game 7

Nov. 4, 2001 -- Diamondbacks 3, Yankees 2: The Yankees' big title run in the late 1990s and early 2000s ended not with a bang, but with a broken-bat looper just beyond the reach of Derek Jeter. After winning four championships in a five-year span, the Yankees suffered death by duck snort.

Luis Gonzalez choked up against Mariano Rivera with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth inning and delivered the climactic single to give the expansion D-backs their first title. Arizona's victory was a testament to the brilliant pitching of Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling, who proved that a franchise's "mystique and aura" only count for so much against the modern-day equivalent of Koufax and Drysdale.
-- Jerry Crasnick