Arizona Diamondbacks San Diego Tickets
The Arizona Diamondbacks are a professional baseball franchise from Phoenix, Arizona. The D-Backs, as they are often called, play in the MLB in the National League’s West Division. The Diamondbacks are an expansion franchise and joined the MLB in 1998 after being granted an expansion license in 1995. The D-Backs made history in 2001 by winning the World Series. They become the fastest expansion team in all majors to win the national championship so quickly after becoming a member. In their upcoming fixture, the D-Backs will travel to Petco Park in San Diego, where they will take on the San Diego Padres in a highly anticipated encounter. To catch these two MLB teams playing live, buy Arizona Diamondbacks San Diego tickets and watch the best baseball action on offer.
Historically, baseball has always had a rich tradition in Arizona. Despite the fact that the state had no major league baseball team, Arizona has been the site of spring training since 1946. So there was always a huge fan following for the sport in the state. In 1995, Arizona was finally awarded a franchise which would start playing major league baseball in 1998. Once the franchise fee was paid to the MLB, the D-Backs were officially voted into the National League in 1997.
The new franchise played its first game against the Colorado Rockies on March 31st 1998 and lost 9-2. But their first few seasons were overall very successful. During their first five seasons in the MLB, the D-Backs won three division titles, one National League pennant and a historic World Series championship. The team was not only winning titles, but was doing so in style: they registered their hundredth MLB win in only their second season.
However, following their earlier success, the team suffered a period of lows during the mid 2000s. From winning titles on a regular basis, they were unable to even qualify for the playoffs. As a series of management and personnel changes took place, the Diamondbacks were unable to recuperate.
But recently, under new manager Kirk Gibson, the team has once again returned to winning ways. Their last few seasons were not major successes, but there were a lot of positives for the team.
With the new season kicking off, the team’s upcoming fixture with the San Diego Padres will be instrumental in setting the tone for the season for both teams, and they will both be looking to win it.