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The 1999 Atlanta Braves season marked the franchise's 34th season in Atlanta and 129th overall. The Braves won their eighth consecutive division title with a 103-59 record and 6 game lead over the New York Mets. The Braves appeared in the World Series for the fifth time during the 1990s. The Braves lost all four games of the 1999 World Series to the New York Yankees, resulting in a sweep. The Braves played their 2nd World Series against the Yankees in 4 years, with the first being in 1996, which they played in six games. This is to date their last National League pennant.

1999 Atlanta Braves
NL East Champions
NL Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record103–59 (.636)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Time Warner
General manager(s)John Schuerholz
Manager(s)Bobby Cox
Local televisionWTBS
WUPA
TBS Superstation
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)
Fox Sports South
(Ernie Johnson, Bob Rathbun)
Local radioWSB (AM)
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)
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Two key players on the 1999 Braves were Chipper Jones & John Rocker. Jones won the National League's Most Valuable Player award with a .310 average, 45 HRs, 110 RBIs, and sealed the award with his September heroics against the New York Mets. Rocker recorded 38 saves as Atlanta's closer, but later created controversy due to his racist and homophobic comments in a December 27, 1999, Sports Illustrated article.

OffseasonEdit

  • November 10, 1998: Bret Boone was traded by the Cincinnati Reds with Mike Remlinger to the Atlanta Braves for Rob Bell, Denny Neagle, and Michael Tucker.[1]
  • December 1, 1998: Otis Nixon was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[2]
  • December 1, 1998: Curtis Pride was released by the Atlanta Braves.[3]

Regular seasonEdit

Opening Day startersEdit

Season standingsEdit

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 103 59 0.636 56–25 47–34
New York Mets 97 66 0.595 49–32 48–34
Philadelphia Phillies 77 85 0.475 26 41–40 36–45
Montreal Expos 68 94 0.420 35 35–46 33–48
Florida Marlins 64 98 0.395 39 35–45 29–53

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1999 National League Records

Source: NL Standings Head-to-Head
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Arizona 4–5 7–2 1–8 6–7 8–1 5–4 7–6 5–4 6–3 7–2 8–1 5–2 11–2 9–3 4–4 7–8
Atlanta 5–4 2–5 8–1 5–4 9–4 6–1 5–4 5–2 9–4 9–3 8–5 6–3 5–4 4–5 8–1 9–9
Chicago 2–7 5–2 5–8 4–5 6–3 3–9 2–7 6–6 2–5 3–6 2–7 7–6 6–3 1–7 7–5 6–9
Cincinnati 8–1 1–8 8–5 7–2 6–1 9–4 4–3 6–6 4–3 5–5 6–3 7–6 6–3 4–5 8–4 7-8
Colorado 7–6 4–5 5–4 2–7 5–4 2–6 8–5 6–3 6–3 4–5 5–4 2–7 4–9 4–9 4–5 4–8
Florida 1–8 4–9 3–6 1–6 4–5 2–7 7–2 5–4 8–4 3–10 2–11 3–4 3–6 4–5 3–4 11–7
Houston 4–5 1–6 9–3 4–9 6–2 7-2 6–3 8–5 7–2 4–5 6–1 5–7 8–1 5–4 5–7 12–3
Los Angeles 6–7 4–5 7–2 3–4 5–8 2–7 3–6 7–2 5–4 4–4 6–3 3–6 3–9 8–5 3–6 8–7
Milwaukee 4–5 2–5 6–6 6–6 3–6 4–5 5–8 2–7 5–4 2–5 5–4 8–4 3–5 4–5 7–6 8–6
Montreal 3–6 4–9 5–2 3–4 3–6 4–8 2–7 4–5 4–5 5–8 6–6 3–6 5–3 4–5 5–4 8–10
New York 2–7 3–9 6–3 5–5 5–4 10–3 5–4 4–4 5–2 8–5 6–6 7–2 7–2 7–2 5–2 12–6
Philadelphia 1-8 5–8 7–2 3–6 4–5 11–2 1–6 3–6 4–5 6–6 6–6 3–4 6–3 2–6 4–5 11–7
Pittsburgh 2–5 3–6 6–7 6–7 7–2 4–3 7–5 6–3 4–8 6–3 2–7 4–3 3–6 4–5 7–5 7–8
San Diego 2–11 4–5 3–6 3–6 9–4 6–3 1–8 9–3 5–3 3–5 2–7 3–6 6–3 5–7 2–7 11–4
San Francisco 3–9 5–4 7–1 5–4 9–4 5–4 4–5 5–8 5–4 5–4 2–7 6–2 5–4 7–5 6–3 7–8
St. Louis 4–4 1–8 5–7 4–8 5–4 4-3 7–5 6–3 6–7 4–5 2–5 5–4 5–7 7–2 3–6 7–8


TransactionsEdit

  • July 3, 1999: Pete Orr was signed by the Atlanta Braves as an amateur free agent.[4]

RosterEdit

1999 Atlanta Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Eddie Pérez 104 309 77 .249 7 30
1B Ryan Klesko 133 404 120 .297 21 80
2B Bret Boone 152 608 153 .252 20 63
SS Walt Weiss 110 279 63 .226 2 29
3B Chipper Jones 157 567 181 .319 45 110
LF Gerald Williams 143 422 116 .275 17 68
CF Andruw Jones 162 592 163 .275 26 84
RF Brian Jordan 153 576 163 .283 23 115

Other battersEdit

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Javy López 65 246 78 .317 11 45
Ozzie Guillén 92 232 56 .241 1 20
Randall Simon 90 218 69 .317 5 25
Brian Hunter 114 181 45 .249 6 30
José Hernández 48 166 42 .253 4 19
Keith Lockhart 108 161 42 .261 1 21
Otis Nixon 84 151 31 .205 0 8
Greg Myers 34 72 16 .222 2 9
Howard Battle 15 17 6 .353 1 5
Pascual Matos 6 8 1 .125 0 2
Mark DeRosa 7 8 0 .000 0 0
Jorge Fábregas 6 8 0 .000 0 0
George Lombard 6 6 2 .333 0 0
Freddy García 2 2 1 .500 1 1

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Tom Glavine 35 234 14 11 4.12 138
Kevin Millwood 33 228 18 7 2.68 205
Greg Maddux 33 219.1 19 9 3.57 136
John Smoltz 29 186.1 11 8 3.19 156
Odalis Pérez 18 93 4 6 6.00 82

Other pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Terry Mulholland 16 60.1 4 2 2.98 39
Bruce Chen 16 51 2 2 5.47 45

Relief pitchersEdit

Player G W L SV ERA SO
John Rocker 74 4 5 38 2.49 104
Mike Remlinger 73 10 1 1 2.37 81
Kevin McGlinchy 64 7 3 0 2.82 67
Rudy Seánez 56 6 1 3 3.35 41
Russ Springer 49 2 1 1 3.42 49
Justin Speier 19 0 0 0 5.65 22
John Hudek 15 0 1 0 6.48 18
Sean Bergman 6 1 0 0 2.84 6
Derrin Ebert 5 0 1 1 5.63 4
David Cortés 4 0 0 0 4.91 2
Mike Cather 4 1` 0 0 10.13 0
Mark Wohlers 2 0 0 0 27.00 0
Everett Stull 1 0 0 0 13.50 0
Joe Winkelsas 1 0 0 0 54.00 0

National League Division SeriesEdit

Atlanta Braves vs. Houston AstrosEdit

Atlanta wins series, 3-1

Game Score Date
1 Houston 6, Atlanta 1 October 5
2 Atlanta 5, Houston 1 October 6
3 Atlanta 5, Houston 3 (12 innings) October 8
4 Atlanta 7, Houston 5 October 9

National League Championship SeriesEdit

Game 1Edit

October 12: Turner Field, Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 2
Atlanta 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 X 4 8 2
WP: Greg Maddux (1-0)   LP: Masato Yoshii (0-1)   Sv: John Rocker (1)
Home runs:
NYM: None
ATL: Eddie Pérez (1)

The Braves began their eighth consecutive NLCS with a 4-2 victory over the Mets, defeating a team they left for dead two weeks earlier. Greg Maddux tossed seven solid innings, and future NLCS MVP Eddie Pérez who came up big for the absence of Javy López, homered. Light-hitting shortstop Walt Weiss went 3-for-4 with a run scored and RBI for the Braves.

John Rocker recorded the final four outs for the save, his second of the postseason, to seal Atlanta's fourth straight win.

Game 2Edit

October 13: Turner Field, Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 5 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 X 4 9 1
WP: Kevin Millwood (1-0)   LP: Kenny Rogers (0-1)   Sv: John Smoltz (1)
Home runs:
NYM: Melvin Mora (1)
ATL: Brian Jordan (1); Eddie Pérez (2)

Game 3Edit

October 15: Shea Stadium, Flushing, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
WP: Tom Glavine (1-0)   LP: Al Leiter (0-1)   Sv: John Rocker (2)
Home runs:
ATL: None
NYM: None

Game 4Edit

October 16: Shea Stadium, Flushing, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 3 0
New York 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 X 3 5 0
WP: Turk Wendell (1-0)   LP: Mike Remlinger (0-1)   Sv: Armando Benítez (1)
Home runs:
ATL: Brian Jordan (2); Ryan Klesko (1)
NYM: John Olerud (1)

Game 5Edit

October 17: Shea Stadium, Flushing, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 13 2
New York 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 11 1
WP: Octavio Dotel (1-0)   LP: Kevin McGlinchy (0-1)
Home runs:
ATL: None
NYM: John Olerud (2)

Game 6Edit

October 19: Turner Field, Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 1 0 1 0 9 15 2
Atlanta 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 10 10 1
WP: Russ Springer (1-0)   LP: Kenny Rogers (0-2)
Home runs:
NYM: Mike Piazza (1)
ATL: None

World SeriesEdit

Game 1Edit

October 23, 1999, at Turner Field in Atlanta.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 6 0
Atlanta 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2
WP: Orlando Hernández (1-0)   LP: Greg Maddux (0-1)   Sv: Mariano Rivera (1)
Home runs:
NYY: None
ATL: Chipper Jones (1)

Game 2Edit

October 24, 1999, at Turner Field in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 14 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 1
WP: David Cone (1-0)   LP: Kevin Millwood (0-1)

Game 3Edit

October 26, 1999, at Yankee Stadium in New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Atlanta 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 14 1
New York 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 6 9 0
WP: Mariano Rivera (1-0)   LP: Mike Remlinger (0-1)
Home runs:
ATL: None
NYY: Chad Curtis 2 (2), Tino Martinez (1), Chuck Knoblauch (1)

Game 4Edit

October 27, 1999, at Yankee Stadium in New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 0
New York 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 X 4 8 0
WP: Roger Clemens (1-0)   LP: John Smoltz (0-1)   Sv: Mariano Rivera (2)
Home runs:
ATL: None
NYY: Jim Leyritz (1)

Award winnersEdit

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bret Boone Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Otis Nixon Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/p/pridecu01.shtml
  4. ^ Pete Orr Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007