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2001

92-70, 1st Place in NL West, Defeated Cardinals 3-2 in Division Series, Defeated Braves 4-1 in NLCS, Defeated Yankees 4-3 in World Series

2001 began with changes to nearly all jersey designs and ended with the Diamondbacks hoisting the World Series trophy after capping one of the most memorable seasons in MLB history.  In between, tragedy struck, and MLB responded with many patriotic gestures.  The standard home and road jerseys received some alterations, as did the black alternate.  The purple jerseys and white vests were holdovers from the previous set.

With Buck Showalter no longer in charge, players were no longer required to wear their pants high enough to show their socks, athough some still chose to do so.

Home

For the standard home jersey, the "Diamondbacks" script was removed in favor of the "A" logo on the left chest.  The back on the jersey remained as before, with purple/white/teal numbers and teal/purple names.  Overall, the design was very similar to the alternate vests from previous years, but with full sleeves.

Home Alternates

Very similar to the standard home jerseys, the alternate vests were carried over from last year unchanged.  Early in the season, they weren't worn all that much, but by the second half of the season, they had pretty much become the default home jerseys and were worn for all but one home playoff game.

The purple jerseys also remained unchanged, and were worn as occasional home alternates.

Very rarely (at least once that I know of, April 8th) black jerseys were worn at home.  As these were mainly road alternates, more information on them can be found in that section below.

Road

The road uniforms underwent a significant change, as the team debuted new sleeveless jerseys with black undershirts.  The logo itself did not change but the color scheme did, as one of the trim colors went from teal to gold.  The overall order now went purple/white/gold/black drop shadow.  Numbers were removed from the front, and the back numbers were now the same as the script logo, purple/white/gold/black drop shadow.  The player names were purple outlined in white.  Another slight difference (mostly unnoticeable from a distance) was that the pinstripes went from purple to black.  Just as with the home vests, the snake patch was placed on the left sleeves of the undershirts.  The caps and helmets remained the same from previous years.

Road Alternates

A new black jersey was introduced as a road alternate, though it was also worn at home very rarely.  The only aspect that did not change from the previous black jersey was the sleeves, as the teal/gold/purple snake trim remained.  The same "Arizona" script logo from the road jerseys was now used with a purple/white/gold color scheme.  The same colors were used for the back numbers, and the names were purple/white.  Whether worn at home or on the road, they were always paired with the black caps and helmets.  Throughout the course of this jersey's history, it would be used very often on the road, nearly as much as the sleeveless gray jerseys.

 

Batting Practice

The BP jerseys also underwent a change in 2001, as the "Diamondbacks" script was replaced by the "D" logo.  The back numbers were teal/white and the names were purple/white.  The caps remained the same as before.

Spring Training

The team went back to using the purple alternate jerseys for both home and road games, after using BP jerseys for spring road games the year before.

Post 9-11

Following the September 11th terrorist attacks, all MLB teams attached American flags to the backs of their jerseys (covering up the MLB logo) and sides of their caps.  These were worn for the remainder of the season and playoffs as well.  Stickers were also placed on the sides of the helmets, depending on whether the batter was left- or right-handed.

World Series

All Division Series and NLCS games featured the regular season uniforms with no changes, but the World Series comes with some special touches.  Starting in 1988, teams began wearing commemorative patches on their sleeves, usually on the right side so as not to replace team patches normally worn on the left.  In 1996, small patches were added to the left side of caps as well.  For the 2001 season, that meant removing the US flag from the caps, though it remained on the backs of the jerseys.

Sleeve patch worn by both teams throughout the series.

The cap patch had a slightly different design.

Some leagues, such as the NFL, have restrictions on alternate uniforms being worn in post-season games, but MLB has no such rules.  Because of the success the team had in their alternate uniforms during the regular seasons, they were worn regularly throughout the playoffs.  The vests were worn for evey home game except Game 1 of the NLCS, and the black road jerseys were worn twice.  None of their opponents had any alternates to choose from, so they were always in traditional home whites or road grays.  The breakdown for each game went:

NLDS v. St. Louis
Game 1 - Home Vests
Game 2 - Home Vests
Game 3 - Road Gray
Game 4 - Road Black
Game 5 - Home Vests

NLCS v. Atlanta
Game 1 - Home Regular
Game 2 - Home Vests
Game 3 - Road Gray
Game 4 - Road Gray
Game 5 - Road Gray

World Series v. New York
Game 1 - Home Vests
Game 2 - Home Vests
Game 3 - Road Black
Game 4 - Road Gray
Game 5 - Road Gray
Game 6 - Home Vests
Game 7 - Home Vests

Interestingly, Luis Gonzalez did not have a World Series patch on his right sleeve in Game Seven, although he did for every other game in the series.

Luis Gonzalez in Game 1, with both patches properly on his undershirt.

Luis Gonzalez in his series-winning at bat in Game 7, with no World Series patch on the right sleeve.

After the Series, a commemorative logo was created.  It was never worn on the uniform in any way, but it hangs permanently on display in Bank One Ballpark (Chase Field), and was used heavily in promotional items like programs and scorecards the following season.