Ex-Diamondbacks mark 10 years since series triumph

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PHOENIX (AP) -- In the somber shadow of the 9-11 terrorist attacks, the Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Yankees met in what turned out to be a World Series for the ages.

Members of that Arizona team will gather this weekend to commemorate the 10th anniversary of that seven-game triumph, a series acclaimed as one of the most dramatic in history, one that ended with Luis Gonzalez's ninth-inning single off Mariano Rivera, a base hit that barely made it to the outfield grass.

Fueled by the 1-2 pitching punch of Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling in their prime, with a cast of players nearing the end of standout careers, those Diamondbacks won despite most of the country rooting against them, with the Yankees the sentimental favorites because of the devastation that terror had wrought on their city.