1998 Arizona Diamondbacks

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Record: 65-97, Finished 5th in NL Western Division (1998 NL)

Managed by Buck Showalter

Coaches: Brian Butterfield, Mark Connor, Dwayne Murphy, Jim Presley and Glenn Sherlock

Ballpark: Bank One Ballpark

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

The expansion Arizona Diamondbacks played their first game on March 31st at Bank One Ballpark. Travis Lee recorded the team's first hit, home run, run scored, and RBI, but the club lost 9-2 to the Colorado Rockies. On April 4th, the Diamondbacks notched their first win, a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

1998 Opening Day Lineup[edit]

Devon White, cf

Jay Bell, ss

Travis Lee, 1b

Matt Williams, 3b

Brent Brede, lf

Karim Garcia, rf

Jorge Fabregas, c

Edwin Diaz, 2b

Andy Benes, p

Awards and Honors[edit]