When occured: 
Sun, 2001-11-04

In Game Seven of a classic World Series, the Arizona Diamondbacks rally for two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the New York Yankees and their usually unbeatable closer, Mariano Rivera, 3 - 2, when Luis Gonzalez loops a bases loading single over second base. The four-year-old Diamondbacks, the youngest franchise to win a Fall Classic, end New York's string of three consecutive World Championships. Randy Johnson and Curt Schillingshare the Series MVP honors. The Arizona pitchers are the first multiple winners since the Los Angeles Dodgers trio of Ron Cey, Pedro Guerrero and Steve Yeager shared the award in the 1981 World Series. Following the 2010 season, a panel of experts at the MLB Network voted this game the 9th greatest game of the past fifty years.

2001 World Series, Arizona Diamondbacks, Luis Gonzalez, Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees
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