PHOENIX -- Aaron Hill glanced at the game jersey hanging in his locker with a gleam in his eye.
"These are white," he said.
"But they are not made to be white."
Welcome to Hill's world.
Where grit is cherished, the game revered.
And, this season, extra-base hits have followed like obedient children.
Hill added a double and a walk-off home run to what in several measures is the best season of his career, and his three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning gave the D-backs a 5-3 victory and assured them a second consecutive .500-or-better season, their fourth in the last six years. They are 81-80 entering Wednesday's final game.
Hill lined a first-pitch fastball into the left field seats for his 26th homer, after John McDonald singled with one out and Gerardo Parra singled with two.
"You can't throw it too hard for him," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said.
Gibson and Hill chatted when Hill was in the on-deck circle before his last at-bat, and Gibson reminded Hill that the...