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Sergio Santos to Toronto for Batista—the former Diamondback—and second baseman Orlando Hudson. Meanwhile, the Dia- Webb won the NL Cy Young Award in mondbacks were seeing signs 2006. 10 ERA of improvement. Webb was and 178 strikeouts. emerging Webb made his Diamondbacks Young, as a promising standout. 84 ERA and finished third in minor leagues. In 2006, many the NL Rookie of the Year voting. 59. 54 ERA in 2005, then emerged with the Cy Young season in 2006. 30 ERA in 2008. He finished second in the Cy Young voting both seasons.
Ortiz pitched poorly. 89 ERA who served as a backup to in 22 starts. Glaus, however, Brenly with the San Francisco had 37 homers and 97 RBIs. Giants. The team also got boosts from The Diamondbacks made first baseman Tony Clark (30 several other changes that off- homers) and pitcher Brandon season. 54 ERA). the team traded its ace pitcher, Arizona improved its record sig- Johnson, to the New York nificantly from the year before. Yankees in January 2005 for The team finished 77–85. The right-hander Javier Vazquez Diamondbacks ended up in sec- and two other players.
Johnson felt badly about the accident. In addition to having a retractable roof, one of the most noteworthy features of the Diamondbacks’ home stadium, Chase Field, is that there is a swimming pool just beyond the fence in right-center field. The pool is rented to fans as a suite, and it can hold about 40 people. Home-run balls occasionally land in the water. After the Diamondbacks won the World Series in 2001, Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling were named Sportsmen of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine.
Arizona Diamondbacks by Rob Tricchinelli