Rivera answered questions quietly, politely, without regret; he had broken bats on all three hits he allowed in the bottom of the ninth. Here's to whoever had 19 in the strikeout pool between the two 20-game winners. This was the ultimate game. - Author Stanley Cohen in The Man in the Crowd (1981), New York Yankees 2, Arizona Diamondbacks 3. update=copyright.getFullYear(); document.write(update); Torre had hoped Schilling, pitching on short rest for the second straight start, was weary. Clemens had tested the BOB's mound on Friday, an off day, after the team arrived from New York. E–Soriano (3), Clemens (1), Rivera (1). The Diamondbacks defeated the Yankees, four games to three to win the series. We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data. "It's had great pitching, it's had some of the most ungodly, timely hitting you're ever going to see in your life. It was the first run off Rivera after six scoreless innings. New York Yankees beat Arizona Diamondbacks (2-1). 2001 World Series - Arizona Diamondbacks over New York Yankees (4-3) series statistics and schedule. "I've seen (Johnson) do it before when I was with Seattle," New York's Tino Martinez said about the Big Unit's relief appearance. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? All rights reserved. Roger Clemens started Game 7 for the Yankees, allowing one run in six and a third innings and striking out 10. The Big Unit, making his second career postseason relief appearance, got pinch-hitter Chuck Knoblauch to fly out and end the inning. ''I would call him the best postseason reliever of all time,'' Johnson said later. Ballpark. ", "The box score is the catechism of baseball, ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye." Soriano led off the top of the eighth for the Yankees. Pitching: Preparations for the celebration were being made in the Yankees' clubhouse. Arizona had taken a 1-0 lead on Danny Bautista's RBI double in the sixth but the Yankees quickly tied it in the seventh on Martinez's RBI single. "We had the lead and we had 'Mo' (Rivera) in the game and that's all we really wanted," New York manager Joe Torre said. Rivera had 23 saves in 23 chances since that game. Some high school data is courtesy David McWater. 2001 World Series. Rivera threw wide of the base, past Jeter, the ball bounding into center field. Johnson's first postseason relief appearance came in the 1995 American League Division Series against the Yankees. The Yankees answered quickly as Jeter singled to start the seventh. Do you have a blog? HBP–Counsell (1,by Rivera). Luis Gonzalez hit a RBI single with one out in the ninth inning Sunday night off super closer Mariano Rivera to give the expansion Diamondbacks their first World Series win and upend the three-time defending champion Yankees. Are you a Stathead, too? Visit Baseball-Reference.com for the complete box score, play-by-play, and win probability But the ball was far too high for him to reach, too far in for any outfielder to catch. They had Rivera, this they knew. Full-year historical Major League statistics provided by Pete Palmer and Gary Gillette of Hidden Game Sports. "You're finally here and after today it just stops. The Yankees' infielders and outfielders moved in, trying to cut off the run. Torre hugged O'Neill, and he spoke to his players briefly, told them how proud they should be. An excited mob formed on the infield minutes later, between first and second base, but the player in the midst of the maelstrom was Arizona's Luis Gonzalez. The D-Backs wear purple, not classic pinstripes, and have a swimming pool in right field. But no matter what happens, it's in God's hands.''. Gonzalez was next, and Rivera fired a cutter inside. Find out more. . Midre Cummings entered the game as a pinch-runner at second base for Miller. A half-hour before the Yankees' pregame meeting today, Torre did not know what he would say, or if he really had anything to say, at the end of a long and emotional season that began in February in Tampa, Fla. Torre deferred to others in the clubhouse, who, by and large, view this World Series as an end of an era. Regardless, it will look great framed on your wall. In what is being hailed as one of the most exciting World Series of all time, Luis Gonzalez (left) hit an RBI single with one out in the bottom of the ninth to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 3-2, Game 7 victory over the New York Yankees. Martinez and Posada appeared to be on the verge of tears. Nobody ever says they dream about playing Game 4 in the World Series. Grace singled. The whole inning would have been different, Rivera suggested, if only he had been able to make that throw. 2001 World Series Official Program. Johnson 1-2. It was quite a Series. But the Yankees continued to struggle for runs; they would be outscored in the series, 37-14. We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data. "We fell short." The Yankees batted just .183 in the Series, the lowest average for a team in a seven- or eight-game Series, and were outscored 37-14 in the seven games. ''Even when there was one out, I knew we could get through that,'' Posada said. Those 33 include each of the last 11 Game 7s, going back to the Mets' 1986 win over the Red Sox. HR–New York Soriano (1,8th inning off Schilling 0 on, 0 out). Schilling got two quick strikes on him, and Soriano became defensive, fouling off the next two pitches. Do you have a blog? The trainer Gene Monahan, who joined the Yankees before George Steinbrenner bought the team in 1973, spoke tearfully about how these last six years have been the best of his years with the Yankees and how great it would be to win one more championship. It was to win it," Gonzalez said. "We felt we outplayed the Yankees," Gonzalez said. In what is being hailed as one of the most exciting World Series of all time, Luis Gonzalez (left) hit an RBI single with one out in the bottom of the ninth to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 3-2, Game 7 victory over the New York Yankees. Schilling, who predicted Saturday that he would win Game 7 -- his third start of the Series -- struck out and Arizona failed to score in the inning. Arizona Diamondbacks beat New York Yankees (3-2). Rivera tried jamming Womack with a cut fastball, the pitch he has dominated hitters with over the last four years. Rivera surprised teammates by saying aloud: ''We're going to win. But this was Game 7 and magic things can happen. Mark Grace led off the bottom of the ninth inning for Arizona. Many historical player head shots courtesy of David Davis. "We're looking for that crack in the armor," Torre said. It was the third time this postseason the D-Backs won the clinching game of a series by a run. HBP - For Clemens, it was his sixth career World Series start and the first time he's had to pick up a bat in the postseason since Game 6 of the 1986 World Series when he played for Boston against the New York Mets. Pitching: And deservedly so. It just doesn't happen that way.''. The Yankees' dynasty was about to be passed down intact, and all that was needed was three outs from Mariano Rivera, who had not failed in the postseason in 1,479 days. "We fell short.". They needed more. Schilling threw 90 pitches in the first seven innings, and despite the fact that he had felt tired after throwing 88 pitches in Game 4, Manager Bob Brenly decided to let Schilling lead off the bottom of the seventh, with the score tied at 1-1. Win Expectancy, Run Expectancy, and Leverage Index calculations provided by Tom Tango of InsideTheBook.com, and co-author of The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball. Fred Schwed, Jr., in How to Watch a Baseball Game (1957) wrote our favorite baseball box score quote, "The baseball box score is the pithiest form of written communication in America today. The franchise is now the youngest to win a World Championship. The two were named co-Most Valuable Players. We present them here for purely educational purposes. 2001 World Series Game 6 box score between the Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Yankees. Paul O'Neill then singled and Williams hit into a fielder's choice, forcing O'Neill. CS–Womack (1,2nd base by Stanton/Posada). copyright=new Date(); All images are property the copyright holder and are displayed here for informational purposes only. Finley scored but Bautista got greedy and was thrown out on an 8-6-5 relay. The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on November 4, 2001 at Bank One Ballpark. Did you know that you can order an "original" print copy of this same box score from Baseball Almanac? Considered one of the greatest World Series of all time, its memorable aspects included two extr… He faced two more Yankees before giving way to Miguel Batista who got one out and exited for Johnson. Damian Miller bunted in front of the plate and Rivera -- one of the best fielding pitchers in the game -- charged the ball, with catcher Jorge Posada screaming for him to throw to second base. It was quite a Series. Jeter answered a few questions and found a quiet place, away from reporters. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. Rivera walked off the field, head down. Rivera walked off, head down, after allowing a game-tying double to Tony Womack and a game-winning single to Gonzalez with the bases loaded and one out. That was all until Soriano's home run, which had been enough for New York. David Dellucci was inserted as a pinch-runner for Grace, as the Diamondbacks prepared for a sacrifice. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. Rookie Alfonso Soriano hit a tie-breaking home run leading off the eighth inning off Schilling to give New York a 2-1 lead. Torre and players in the Yankee dugout stood at the railing impassively. 3, Yankees 2, at Bank One Tony Womack doubled to right, scoring pinch-runner Midre Cummings and tying the game at 2. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. Become a Stathead & surf this site ad-free. This was the 34th time the World Series has gone seven games and the 49,589 at Bank One Ballpark weren't disappointed. Where what happened yesterday is being preserved today. Ground balls-fly balls: Schilling 1-11; Batista 1-0; U–Steve Rippley (NL), Mark Hirschbeck (NL), Dale Scott (AL), Ed Rapuano (NL), Dana DeMuth (NL), Jim Joyce (AL). The Yankees have had to deal with more than baseball this season although Sunday's game was not about the tragic events of Sept. 11, but only about baseball. Steve Finley singled to open the inning and Bautista smacked the first pitch from Clemens to the wall in center for a double. Do you have a sports website? It was a great World Series, Scott Brosius said, great games against a great team, ''and you just can't assume you're going to win every game, every time. Pinch-hitter Jay Bell then bunted, forcing Dellucci at third. Copyright © 2000-2020 Sports Reference LLC. "There's no question what went on in New York inspired us a great deal," Torre said. Copyright 1999- Oct 30, 2001, Attendance: 55820, Time of Game: 3:26. Full 2001 Postseason Coverage > A fant-AZ-tic finish!