Diamondbacks to retire Gonzalez's No. 20

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By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks will retire Luis Gonzalez's No. 20, the first player to be so honored in the franchise's 13-year history.

Gonzalez, who played eight seasons for Arizona, is the franchise leader in virtually every offensive category, including games (1,194), hits (1,337), home runs (224) and RBIs (774).

He hit a franchise-record 57 home runs in 2001, but one of his shortest hits was his biggest. The ninth-inning bloop single, off Mariano Rivera, over the head of shortstop Derek Jeter brought in the winning run against the New York Yankees in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series.

The number will be retired in a pregame ceremony Aug. 7. The decision to honor Gonzalez was announced Wednesday night before the finale of a three-game series against the Yankees.