Arizona Diamondbacks def. New York Yankees – 2001 World Series:
Like the aforementioned 1969 Mets, the Diamondbacks were an expansion team looking to win the World Series only a few years into their existence. They accomplished the task in half the time it took the legendary “Miracle Mets.”
And they beat the New York Yankees to do it. But not without a lot of drama, as New York had them down 2-1 in Game 7 of the series. Legendary reliever Mariano Rivera was on the mound and it appeared bad. But Luis Gonzalez hit a fateful shot up the middle to steal the World Series, giving them a title only four years after they debuted in MLB.