The Arizona Diamondbacks are an American professional baseball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) West division.
To celebrate the team’s rebranding, they presented the new Sedona red, Sonoran sand, and black uniforms on November 8th, 2006. Red Rock State Park near Sedona, Arizona, is the inspiration for the color red, whereas the Sonoran Desert in Arizona is the inspiration for the color beige (sand).
Sleeve patches with a snake’s head-shaped lowercase lettering were added. “D” logo was preserved, but slightly reworked, and put on an all-red cap to be worn during games. With the new colors added to the “A” logo, they also preserved the plain black cap as an option cap.
The new color scheme for the Arizona Diamondbacks is strikingly similar to the Astros’ previous design (brick red, sand, and black), which they used until 2012, as well as the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League, who adopted the same colors four years before the Diamondbacks.
Red “D-Backs” with sand and black accent adorned the white home suit. With sand and black trim, the road gray uniform read “Arizona.” The player names and numbers were both red with black trim.
What Were The Diamondbacks Called Before?
The history of the team Bank One Corporation and JPMorgan Chase & Co. merged in 2005 and christened Chase Field as a result. They have won five division championships, one NL pennant, and one World Series since their inception.
The Diamondbacks were voted into the National League on January 16, 1997, after a $130 million franchise fee was paid to Major League Baseball. On March 31, 1998, the Arizona Diamondbacks took on the Colorado Rockies at Bank One Ballpark in their inaugural big league game.