Ceremony to reunite 2001 World Series team
Special weekend set to honor 32 members of champion D-backs
PHOENIX -- Everybody from World Series heroes Luis Gonzalez, Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling to role player Midre Cummings to pitching coach Bob Welch will return to Chase Field for World Championship Reunion Weekend.
Thirty-two members of the D-backs' 2001 World Series championship team will be introduced during an on-field reunion ceremony beginning at 4:30 p.m. MST prior to the Sept. 10 game against the Padres.
Joining the team will be former managing general partner Jerry Colangelo, executives Rich Dozer and Joe Garagiola Jr. and manager Bob Brenly.
Ballpark gates will open at 2:30 p.m. MST for the 5:10 p.m. start to allow fans enough time to get in their seats prior to the ceremony. Fans at that night's game will also be treated to a recap of Game 7 of the 2001 World Series during inning breaks.
The 10-year anniversary World Championship Reunion Weekend, presented by Gila River Casinos, begins on Friday, Sept. 9 when purple and teal make a comeback, as the 2011 team will wear the same jerseys as the '01 D-backs.
Following Friday night's game, fans will be treated to a postgame fireworks show featuring at-bat walkup music from members of the 2001 team.
It continues with Saturday's reunion and concludes on Sunday with a D-backs tribute, 9/11 Salute to our Everyday Heroes. The first 15,000 fans in attendance will receive a patriotic D-backs stars and stripes T-shirt.
Here is the list of executives, players and coaches scheduled to attend:
Colangelo, Dozer, Garagiola Jr., Brenly, Glen Sherlock, Welch, Brian Anderson, Danny Bautista, Jay Bell, Troy Brohawn, Greg Colbrunn, Jason Conti, Cummings, David Dellucci, Erubiel Durazo, Robert Ellis, Steve Finley, Gonzalez, Mark Grace, Ken Huckaby, Johnson, Mike Koplove, Albie Lopez, Matt Mantei, Damian Miller, Chad Moeller, Mike Mohler, Lyle Overbay, Bret Prinz, Armando Reynoso, Erik Sabel, Reggie Sanders, Schilling, Junior Spivey, Greg Swindell, Matt Williams, Bobby Witt and Tony Womack.
Anthony Fenech is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.