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The Arcane Diamondbacks History Crossword Puzzle

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Testing your arcane knowledge of this team cause I didn't want to write a column this week

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So using the internetz for research and creation, I made a crossword puzzle. For the most part, it's Diamondbacks history related, pretty much all pre-2010, since I think that's fairly recent and too easy for most people. Posted as an image below, with the clues below that. You can copy the image and do it in like Paint or something, or print it out. You can look this stuff up (I know I did), but where's the fun in that? With regards to player names, with one exception, they are all last names. Have at!

(The first person with a completed puzzle 100% complete will get a thing of $0 value)

crossword puzzle

Clues

ACROSS

4

Acquired in the first in-season trade in team history

7

First first round pick for the Diamondbacks

8

First Triple-A Manager

13

Highest paid player on the 2005 team

14

The team that originally drafted the owner of the first home run in Diamondbacks history

15

Struck out in one plate appearance in 2001, not a wolfman seen around New Orleans

16

The first team other than the Yankees to win a World Series in the post-1998 expansion era

17

Precursor to first Diamondbacks Triple-A Team

19

The first #1 overall pick to play for the Diamondbacks

21

The Diamondbacks didn't have a Double-A affiliate in their first year, but eventually found one in this border town

23

Former Diamondbacks reliever with a briefly coined nickname of "The Big ________" because it sounded like a name of a then-current now overly quoted movie

24

Leader in plate appearances for the 2004 Diamondbacks


DOWN

1

Also obtained with Richie Sexson

2

Former brief Diamondbacks farm hand who tragically perished in a plane crash

3

First interim manager

5

Long time low-a affiliate city, where you might see a religious figure signaling a crossing

6

The last pick of the expansion draft for the Diamondbacks

8

It's obvious which coach has been with the team, you could say it's no crap, if you were trying to censor yourself

9

Acquired after the expansion draft, but was cast aside for a windmill

10

The first team the Diamondbacks ever beat

11

Lower level precursor to the Diamondbacks

12

Where someone would meet

14

Holy here! The Tucson Sidewinders beat this city's team to win the 2006 Triple-A Championship

18

Fomer Cubs/Padres pitcher with a 6-2 record against the Diamondbacks with a dumb beard, alternatively, the guy selected two spots after Justin Upton

20

Former D'Back Scott Hairston went to this Tucson suburb school, as well as Ian Kinsler, and, oddly enough, Ed Hochuli

22

Did they know Andre Ethier