Best known for his heroics in the 2001 World Series, Tony Womack spent 13 seasons in Major League Baseball, terrorizing base paths along the way. Six years after he was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the seventh round of the 1991 first year player draft, Womack burst onto the major league scene as a rookie in 1997.
As the Pirates leadoff hitter he had 178 hits, including 26 doubles and led all National Leaguers with 60 stolen bases en route to earning an All-Star selection. After another successful campaign in Pittsburgh in 1998, Womack was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks prior to the 1999 season. He wound up leading the N.L. in stolen bases for a third consecutive year that season, swiping 72 bags. Womack would cement his Diamondbacks legacy in the 2001 postseason.
With Arizona trailing the New York Yankees 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth inning in Game Seven of the World Series, Womack smacked a double off closer Mariano Rivera to tie the game. Two batters later, teammate Luis Gonzalez singled in the winning run and the Diamondbacks won the Fall Classic in dramatic fashion.
Womack would spend two more seasons in Arizona before being moved to the Colorado Rockies, then eventually retired in in 2006. He finished his career with 1,353 hits and 363 stolen bases. Womack currently lives in the Charlotte, NC area with his wife and remains active in the community.
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