The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today they will officially celebrate the 10th anniversary of the club’s World Series win over the New York Yankees this season during "2001 World Championship Reunion Weekend" when the San Diego Padres visit Chase Field Sept. 9-11. The celebration will begin with the current D-backs club wearing "throwback" jerseys in the Sept. 9 game against the Padres. The uniforms will feature the traditional purple pinstripes and the "A" logo consisting of the organization’s former color scheme of purple, teal and copper.
More details, lovingly copied and pasted from the press release, after the jump.
"Our ‘2001 World Championship Reunion Weekend’ will add to what will already be an exciting season for the D-backs at Chase Field in 2011," said D-backs’ President & CEO Derrick Hall. "The players on the 2001 team will always be remembered by D-backs fans for our proudest achievement, so we want to make sure we have as many of them return to Chase Field in September to re-create those special memories."
Members of the 2001 World Championship team will return to Chase Field on Sept. 10 and be honored during pre-game ceremonies. The former D-backs players will also be celebrated during the game while the organization relives an inning-by-inning recap of the club’s Game 7 win against the Yankees. The first 15,000 fans entering the ballpark on Sept. 10 will also receive a 2001 World Championship Replica Ring, courtesy of Chase.
"I can’t believe it has been 10 years since our magical season in 2001 created so many thrilling memories for D-backs fans throughout Arizona," said Luis Gonzalez, who currently serves as the D-backs’ Special Assistant to the President & CEO. "I am looking forward to seeing my former teammates and reliving the many memories from the 2001 World Series with our fans in September."
Closing out the weekend, the D-backs will honor first responders in remembrance of the many Americans who lost their lives on the 10th anniversary of the tragic 9/11 events in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania.