Phoenix trumpeter's legend grows after helping D-Backs to another play-off win

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Phoenix trumpeter Jesse McGuire has become a good luck charm to the DBacks Phoenix trumpeter Jesse McGuire has become a good luck charm to the DBacks
The DBacks gave McGuire a 2001 World Series ring The DBacks gave McGuire a 2001 World Series ring
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

He's never thrown a pitch, or hit a home run.

But Jesse McGuire has been an integral part of some of the Arizona Diamondbacks' biggest wins.

"All sports teams are superstitious, and when something happens on a night when they win, they want to repeat that thing over and over, down to what they wear," said McGuire.

D-Backs fans will never forget seeing McGuire play the National Anthem before Game 7 of the World Series in 2001.

The team had already won three play-off games that year with McGuire performing.

And just like that, the humble trumpeter from Phoenix was the D-Backs' good luck charm.

"All of a sudden this buzz starts to happen," said McGuire. "Whenever this guy plays, the D-Backs win."

Naturally, after helping the D-Backs win their only World Series, McGuire was asked back to play the anthem during Wednesday night's Wild Card play-off game.

His legend only grew when the team won again.

"They could have called any number of a thousand super stars, musicians, and entertainers to do that game and they called me," said McGuire. "It humbles you real quick to be part of something this big and this huge, and they had the trust in me to go play the national anthem."

McGuire is hoping the team will ask him back for another playoff game, or possible World Series.

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Jason Barry
Jason Barry has been reporting in the Valley since 1997.

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Jason Barry

Jason Barry has been reporting in the Valley since 1997.

He is a nine-time Rocky Mountain Emmy Award winner who is best known for his weekly Dirty Dining reports, which highlight local restaurants with major health code violations.

Jason was born in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of Miami.

An avid sports fan, Jason follows the Diamondbacks, Cardinals and Suns with his wife, Karen, and son, Joshua.

His favorite stories to cover are the station’s Pay it Forward segments, which reward members of the community with $500 for going ‘above and beyond’ the call of duty to help others.

Jason, started his career at WBTW-TV in Florence, SC before moving to WALA-TV in Mobile, AL, was named the Associated Press Reporter of the Year in 2002.

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