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The Diamondbacks made history 22 years ago today

Sept. 10, 2011; Phoenix AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks players from the 2001 team line up during the National Anthem against the San Diego Padres at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Hilderbrand-USA TODAY Sports

On this date, 22 years ago, the Arizona Diamondbacks made history by becoming the fastest expansion franchise to reach the World Series.

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They did so in just their fourth season as a team.

Of course, everybody knows how that story ended as the Diamondbacks went on to walk off the Yankees in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series.

And now, on their 25th anniversary season, the Diamondbacks have picked up their first NLCS wins since this magical 2001 run.

While their payroll is somehow almost the same as it was back in 2001, the D-backs have embarked on quite the underdog story.

Tonight, against the Phillies, the D-backs have a chance to take their first lead of this year’s NLCS and can potentially be just one win away from a second World Series appearance.

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