2001 World Series Game 7

pg2_2001gonzalez_576In the 2001 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Arizona Diamondbacks it was an emotional series. The New York Yankees have won 4 of the last 5 World Series including three straight World Series and were going for their 4th straight title. All of this right after 9/11 (the massive terrorist attacks in multiple areas including New York City). So due to the delay in the regular season because of the 9/11 attacks this World Series became the first to end in November. The series proved to be a classic, back and forth series included two extra-inning games and three late-inning comebacks. It will come down to a Game 7  in Phoenix, Arizona. The game was low scoring as the Diamondbacks strike first in the bottom of the 6th inning then Yankees responded right away to tie it 1-1 in the top of the 7th. In the top of the 8th the Yankees took a 2-1 lead when Alfonso Soriano hit a home run. The Yankees carried that lead into the bottom of the 9th with just 3 outs away from winning their 4th straight championship with one of the most clutch closer in Mariano Rivera it seems like a done deal. The Diamondbacks were a team on a mission, they got the first 2 runners on base then Tony Womack hit a double down the right field line to tie the game at 2-2 with the winning run on 3rd base. The bases got loaded with Luis Gonzalez up to bat and on a 0-1 pitch he lofts a single over Derek Jeter to send Jay Bell to home for the winning run and to win the World Series by the score of 3-2. It was the first major professional sports championship for the state of Arizona making the Diamondbacks the fastest expansion team to win a World Series.

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