Party on the Plaza

At times it appeared this season would never end. After losing a week of the regular season as the country mourned at the loss of life in New York City and Washington D.C., baseball’s postponed regular season was now over. The Diamondbacks ended the season in Milwaukee on a sour note as the rookies and bench players let the game get out of hand in route to a 15-5 loss. One bright spot in the loss was the play of Luis Gonzalez who hit his 57th home run of the season. This home run was also Gonzalez’s 100th extra base hit of the season making him the 15th player in MLB history to accomplish this feat. Gonzo had 198 hits on the season giving him an extra base hit for every two hits he had this season. Upon completion of the game in Milwaukee, the Diamondbacks returned home to Bank One Ballpark where they were met by a large crowd. Diamondback players took turns speaking to the crowd thanking them for the support given them this season. It was an energy charged gathering that helped set the stage for what is coming up this week as the play-offs begin. 2001 is indeed a Baseball Odyssey.

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