1999 Major League Baseball season

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1999 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
DurationApril 4 – October 27, 1999
Number of games162
Number of teams30
TV partner(s) Fox/FSN, ESPN, NBC
Draft
Top draft pick Josh Hamilton
Picked by Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Regular Season
Season MVP AL: Iván Rodríguez (TEX)
NL: Chipper Jones (ATL)
League Postseason
AL champions New York Yankees
  AL runners-up Boston Red Sox
NL champions Atlanta Braves
  NL runners-up New York Mets
World Series
Champions New York Yankees
  Runners-up Atlanta Braves
World Series MVP Mariano Rivera (NYY)
MLB seasons

The 1999 Major League Baseball season ended with the New York Yankees sweeping the Atlanta Braves in the World Series.

Contents

The previous record of most home runs hit in a season, set at 5,064 in 1998, [1] was broken once again as the American League and National League combined to hit 5,528 home runs. [2] Moreover, it was the first season in 49 [3] years to feature a team that scored 1,000 runs in a season, as the Cleveland Indians led the Majors with 1,009 runs scored. [4] Only 193 shutouts were recorded in 2,427 regular-season games. [5] The 1999 season was the first season in which the two current New York City-area MLB teams, the Yankees and Mets, qualified for the playoffs together in the same season. The following season, both teams reached the World Series and the Yankees won four games to one.

Standings

Postseason

Bracket

 Division Series
(ALDS, NLDS)
League Championship Series
(NLCS, ALCS)
World Series
              
 1 NY Yankees 3 
3 Texas 0 
 1NY Yankees4 
American League
 4Boston1 
2 Cleveland 2
 4 Boston 3 
  AL1NY Yankees4
 NL1Atlanta0
 1 Atlanta 3 
3 Houston 1 
 1Atlanta4
National League
 4NY Mets2 
2 Arizona 1
 4 NY Mets 3 

Note: Two teams in the same division could not meet in the division series.

Awards and honors

Baseball Writers' Association of America Awards
BBWAA AwardNational LeagueAmerican League
Rookie of the Year Scott Williamson (CIN) Carlos Beltrán (KC)
Cy Young Award Randy Johnson (ARI) Pedro Martínez (BOS)
Manager of the Year Jack McKeon (CIN) Jimy Williams (BOS)
Most Valuable Player Chipper Jones (ATL) Iván Rodríguez (TEX)
Gold Glove Awards
PositionNational LeagueAmerican League
Pitcher Greg Maddux (ATL) Mike Mussina (BAL)
Catcher Mike Lieberthal (PHI) Iván Rodríguez (TEX)
First Baseman J. T. Snow (SF) Rafael Palmeiro (TEX)
Second Baseman Pokey Reese (CIN) Roberto Alomar (CLE)
Third Baseman Robin Ventura (NYM) Scott Brosius (NYY)
Shortstop Rey Ordonez (NYM) Omar Vizquel (CLE)
Outfielders Steve Finley (ARI) Bernie Williams (NYY)
Larry Walker (COL) Shawn Green (TOR)
Andruw Jones (ATL) Ken Griffey Jr. (SEA)
Silver Slugger Awards
Pitcher/Designated Hitter Mike Hampton (HOU) Rafael Palmeiro (TEX)
Catcher Mike Piazza (NYM) Iván Rodríguez (TEX)
First Baseman Jeff Bagwell (HOU) Carlos Delgado (TOR)
Second Baseman Edgardo Alfonzo (NYM) Roberto Alomar (CLE)
Third Baseman Chipper Jones (ATL) Dean Palmer (DET)
Shortstop Barry Larkin (CIN) Alex Rodriguez (SEA)
Outfielders Sammy Sosa (CHC) Shawn Green (TOR)
Vladimir Guerrero (MTL) Ken Griffey Jr. (SEA)
Larry Walker (COL) Manny Ramirez (CLE)

MLB statistical leaders

Statistic American League National League
AVG Nomar Garciaparra BOS.357 Larry Walker COL.379
HR Ken Griffey, Jr. SEA48 Mark McGwire STL65
RBI Manny Ramírez CLE165 Mark McGwire STL147
Wins Pedro Martínez 1 BOS23 Mike Hampton HOU22
ERA Pedro Martínez 1 BOS2.07 Randy Johnson ARI2.48
SO Pedro Martínez 1 BOS313 Randy Johnson ARI364
SV Mariano Rivera NYY45 Ugueth Urbina MTL41
SB Brian Hunter DET/SEA44 Tony Womack ARI72

1 American League Triple Crown Pitching Winner

Managers

American League

TeamManagerComments
Anaheim Angels Terry Collins, Joe Maddon Collins (51–82, .383), Maddon (19–10, .655)
Baltimore Orioles Ray Miller
Boston Red Sox Jimy Williams
Chicago White Sox Jerry Manuel
Cleveland Indians Mike Hargrove
Detroit Tigers Larry Parrish
Kansas City Royals Tony Muser
Minnesota Twins Tom Kelly
New York Yankees Joe Torre Won the World Series
Oakland Athletics Art Howe
Seattle Mariners Lou Piniella
Tampa Bay Devil Rays Larry Rothschild
Texas Rangers Johnny Oates
Toronto Blue Jays Jim Fregosi

National League

TeamManagerComments
Arizona Diamondbacks Buck Showalter
Atlanta Braves Bobby Cox Won National League pennant
Chicago Cubs Jim Riggleman
Cincinnati Reds Jack McKeon
Colorado Rockies Jim Leyland
Florida Marlins John Boles, Jr.
Houston Astros Larry Dierker, Matt Galante Dierker (84–51, .622), Galante (13–14, .481)
Los Angeles Dodgers Davey Johnson
Milwaukee Brewers Phil Garner, Jim Lefebvre Garner (52–60, .464), Lefebvre (22–27, .449)
Montreal Expos Felipe Alou
New York Mets Bobby Valentine
Philadelphia Phillies Terry Francona
Pittsburgh Pirates Gene Lamont
St. Louis Cardinals Tony La Russa
San Diego Padres Bruce Bochy
San Francisco Giants Dusty Baker

Home Field Attendance & Payroll

Team NameWinsHome attendancePer GameEst. Payroll
Colorado Rockies [6] 72-6.5%3,481,065-8.2%42,976$61,935,83722.7%
Cleveland Indians [7] 979.0%3,468,4560.0%42,820$73,679,96219.4%
Baltimore Orioles [8] 78-1.3%3,433,150-6.8%42,385$80,805,86311.4%
New York Yankees [9] 98-14.0%3,292,73611.4%40,651$86,934,35930.1%
Atlanta Braves [10] 103-2.8%3,284,897-2.3%40,554$73,341,00019.9%
St. Louis Cardinals [11] 75-9.6%3,225,3340.9%40,317$49,988,195-8.6%
Los Angeles Dodgers [12] 77-7.2%3,095,3460.2%38,214$81,062,45366.0%
Arizona Diamondbacks [13] 10053.8%3,019,654-16.4%37,280$68,703,999112.4%
Seattle Mariners [14] 793.9%2,916,34610.0%36,004$54,125,003-1.2%
Chicago Cubs [15] 67-25.6%2,813,8547.3%34,739$62,343,00022.6%
Texas Rangers [16] 958.0%2,771,469-5.3%34,216$76,709,93135.2%
New York Mets [17] 9710.2%2,725,66819.1%33,650$68,852,09231.8%
Houston Astros [18] 97-4.9%2,706,01710.1%33,000$55,114,00030.1%
San Diego Padres [19] 74-24.5%2,523,538-1.3%31,155$49,768,1796.2%
Boston Red Sox [20] 942.2%2,446,1625.7%30,200$64,097,50012.6%
Anaheim Angels [21] 70-17.6%2,253,123-10.6%27,816$55,633,16633.1%
Toronto Blue Jays [22] 84-4.5%2,163,464-11.9%26,709$45,444,333-11.5%
San Francisco Giants [23] 86-3.4%2,078,3997.9%25,659$46,798,0579.5%
Cincinnati Reds [24] 9624.7%2,061,22214.9%25,137$33,962,76147.6%
Detroit Tigers [25] 696.2%2,026,44143.8%25,018$36,689,66651.2%
Philadelphia Phillies [26] 772.7%1,825,3376.4%22,535$31,897,500-12.1%
Milwaukee Brewers [27] 740.0%1,701,796-6.1%21,272$43,377,39527.1%
Pittsburgh Pirates [28] 7813.0%1,638,0234.9%20,223$25,047,66666.3%
Tampa Bay Devil Rays [29] 699.5%1,562,827-37.6%19,294$38,870,00042.5%
Kansas City Royals [30] 64-11.1%1,506,0680.7%18,826$26,660,000-30.0%
Oakland Athletics [31] 8717.6%1,434,61016.4%17,711$24,831,83315.6%
Florida Marlins [32] 6418.5%1,369,421-20.9%17,118$21,085,000-49.6%
Chicago White Sox [33] 75-6.3%1,338,851-3.8%16,529$25,820,000-35.2%
Minnesota Twins [34] 63-10.0%1,202,8293.2%14,850$22,107,500-21.3%
Montreal Expos [35] 684.6%773,277-15.5%9,547$17,903,00068.2%

Events

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April–June

July–September

October–December

Deaths

January–April

May–August

September–December

See also

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