history bw

While the team may be only a few years old, the franchise is already building a place in history.  From the first moment Arizona began planning for a potential expansion team through the inaugural season to World Series champion there is a lot of events that have occurred.  In this secion you will find a chronology of events, franchise firsts, commemorative baseballs, jersey numbers, and uniforms.


games bw

There is nothing quite like being at the ballpark.  The smells of fresh cut grass and grilling hot dogs.  The sounds of the crack of the bat or a perfect fastball hitting the catcher's mitt.  These are the things that make baseball special.  In the history of the Arizona Diamondbacks there have been countless memories made at each game.  Here you will find schedules, game results, box scores and more to relive each game.


stadiums bw

On November 16, 1995 ground was broken in Phoenix on what would become Bank One Ballpark.  The stadium would be renamed Chase Field in 2005 and remains the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The team began Spring Training in 1998 at Tucson Electric Park but moved to Salt River Fields in Scottsdale in 2011.  This section includes information on each of the stadiums the Diamondbacks have called home.


players bw

The Arizona Diamondbacks first player was drafted in 1996 two full years before the team would play their first game.  From that moment on a countless number of players have arrived in Phoenix and worn the uniform of the local team.  In this section you will find rosters from years past, a current roster, transactions of player movements, players who have been All-Stars for the Diamondbacks, and other interesting facts.


A ballplayer spends a good piece of his life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.

Welcome to NowHitting!

Now Hitting has been designed as a clearing house of information about the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball club. This site is designed to provide information and news on the Diamondbacks as they begin their quest for a National League Western Division championship. Rather than having to search on multiple web sites to find information about the Diamondbacks, Now Hitting attempts to gather this data to a central location for your enjoyment. The site is a mixture of current information along with historical data covering the Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Baseball franchise.


NowHitting.com represents one fan's love affair with baseball. It began when a Major League Baseball franchise was awarded on March 9, 1995. The site chronicles the timeline of bringing baseball to the Phoenix area.  It is a result of countless hours of research to uncover the details about the team, its players, and baseball in general.  I invite you to travel along through the history of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The information and graphics are provided to help you become part of the game. Whether you are a Diamondbacks fan or just someone curious of what baseball in the desert is like, you should find something of interest to you. So I invite you to stop by often and see what's new with this National League West franchise and its fans.

NowHitting is a fan operated web site meaning there are fewer boundaries to what can and cannot be published. This results in a more honest and objective viewpoint when compared to more traditional team coverage.  NowHitting is an open communication tool and users are invited to state their opinions as they feel appropriate.  I will attempt to include various points of view so that the whole story can be told, not just what was in the press release.  So sit back and enjoy NowHitting.  I think you'll agree that it represents baseball for the new millennium.

Downloadable Schedule


If you are anything like me (and I am sure everyone is like me) you are always wondering when the Diamondbacks are playing next. I’ve built an Excel CSV file with all of the Diamondbacks games that can be imported into your Outlook Calendar. This way you can be reminded of when you need to go to the game or find a television to catch all of the action. You’ll never be Diamondbacks time challenged again. The instructions for importing the data are given below in case you have forgotten how to do that.

After downloading the.csv file (Windows users: right-click the link and select Save Link As... or Save Target As... depending on your browser of choice then choose a destination on your hard drive. Mac users: Control-Click the link and select Save Target As...), please follow these instructions to import the schedule to your Outlook calendar:

  1. From the top toolbar, click File -> Import and Export
  2. Select "Import from another program or file" and click Next
  3. Select "Comma Separated Values (Windows)" and click Next
  4. Click the Browse button and navigate to the saved schedule file, select "Do not import duplicate items" and click Next
  5. From the "Select destination folder" pop-up, click on Calendar and click Next
  6. In the next window, under the box labeled, "The following actions will be performed:", click the box next to the option labeled, "Import "Diamondbacks2013.csv" into folder: Calendar."
  7. In the Map Custom Fields pop-up window, click and drag the fields from the left window into the right window, as follows:
    • START_TIME to Start Time (select START_TIME for local time zone (Arizona), or START_TIME_ET for all ET)
    • DESCRIPTION to Description
    • END_DATE to End Date
    • REMINDER_ON_OFF to Reminder On/Off
    • REMINDER_TIME to Reminder Time (select REMINDER_TIME for local time zone, or REMINDER_TIME_ET for all ET)
    • EVENTORGANIZER to Meeting Organizer

I’ve also included warm-ups for all the games played at Chase Field along with the Promotions schedule so that you can get there on time to get the free stuff.

Since people have asked, I have previous years Diamondbacks Schedules available for download as well:
For those using Google Calendar, I also have the schedule in ICS format:

Chase Field Camera Policy

Chase Field Security is enforcing a policy that limits the size and types of cameras that are allowed into the ballpark.  The policy allows still cameras with fixed lenses and those with interchangeable lenses to enter the stadium.

Requesting Player Visits

Requests for player appearances are handled through the Community Relations department of the Arizona Diamondbacks.  For information on the necessary process please see the Arizona Diamondbacks web site for more details.

Contacting the Players

Fans wanting to contact a player seeking an autograph should mail their item to the Arizona Diamondbacks in care of the player's name.