Grace rounds out D-backs Legends Race

Grace rounds out D-backs Legends Race

PHOENIX -- The four-man unit to be memorialized by mascots is now complete.

The D-backs announced on Wednesday that Mark Grace will join Luis Gonzalez, Randy Johnson and Matt Williams as the characters who will participate in the upcoming D-backs Legends Race.

Grace, the color analyst on Fox Sports Arizona's broadcasts of D-backs games, played first base for Arizona from 2001-03. Most famously, he led off the eventful final inning of Game 7 of the 2001 World Series, which gave the then-4-year-old franchise its first championship.

Similar to the Sausage Race at Miller Park and the Presidents Race at Nationals Park, the D-backs Legends Race presented by Henkel will take place at the end of the fifth inning at all home games, beginning with a July 2 game with the Dodgers.

The race will feature the four D-backs legends -- 10-foot-tall men in uniform with large foam heads that will resemble players who have made a significant contribution to the organization on the field. The characters will run a race that will start close to the right-field foul pole and end at the on-deck circle near the D-backs' dugout.

After the July 2 game, the D-backs mascots will greet fans before games at the main rotunda entrance of Chase Field and pose for photos in the St. Joseph's Hospital Sandlot on the upper level after the race through the end of the game.

For more information about the D-backs Legends Race and an opportunity to win tickets and view the inaugural race in person at Chase Field on July 2, go to