During this span, the team won nine consecutive games, and Johnson tied the MLB record with twenty strikeouts in a nine inning game.

The Series began later than usual as a result of a delay in the regular season after the September 11 attacks and was the first to extend into November.

The Diamondbacks won the first two games at home, limiting the Yankees to just one run.

It was the Yankees' fourth consecutive World Series appearance, after winning championships in 1998, 1999, and 2000.

The Diamondbacks advanced to the World Series by defeating the St.

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it was a best-of-seven playoff between the National League (NL) champion Arizona Diamondbacks and the three-time defending World Series champions and American League (AL) champion New York Yankees.

This and the 2002 World Series were the last two consecutive World Series to have game sevens until the World Series of 20.

The Diamondbacks found greater success in May and June, and at one point at a six-game lead in the NL West.

Diamondbacks pitchers Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling were both named World Series Most Valuable Players.