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1999 Boston Red Sox season

The 1999 Boston Red Sox season was the 99th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished second in the American League East with a record of 94 wins and 68 losses, four games behind the New York Yankees. The Red Sox qualified for the postseason as the AL wild card, and defeated the American League Central champion Cleveland Indians in the ALDS. The Red Sox then lost to the Yankees in the ALCS.

1999 Boston Red Sox
AL Wild Card Winner
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)JRY Trust
General manager(s)Dan Duquette
Manager(s)Jimy Williams
Local televisionWLVI-TV
(Sean McDonough, Jerry Remy)
NESN
(Bob Kurtz, Jerry Remy)
Local radioWEEI
(Jerry Trupiano, Joe Castiglione)
WRCA
(Bobby Serrano, Hector Martinez, Juan Pedro Villamán)
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Pedro Martínez won the American League Cy Young Award, becoming the second pitcher to win the award in both leagues.[1] Additionally, Jimy Williams was named the American League Manager of the Year.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 98 64 0.605 48–33 50–31
Boston Red Sox 94 68 0.580 4 49–32 45–36
Toronto Blue Jays 84 78 0.519 14 40–41 44–37
Baltimore Orioles 78 84 0.481 20 41–40 37–44
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 69 93 0.426 29 33–48 36–45

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1999 American League Records

Sources: [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20]
Team ANA BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL 
Anaheim 3–9 1–9 5–5 1–9 5–5 7–5 6–4 6–4 8–4 6–6 7–5 6–6 3–9 6–12
Baltimore 9–3 5–7 7–3 1–9 5–5 6–4 8–1 4–9 5–7 5–5 5–7 6–6 1–11 11–7
Boston 9–1 7–5 7–5 8–4 7–5 8–2 6–4 8–4 4–6 7–3 4–9 4–5 9–3 6–12
Chicago 5–5 3–7 5–7 3–9 7–5 6–6 8–3–1 5–7 3–7 4–8 6–4 5–5 6–4 9–9
Cleveland 9–1 9–1 4–8 9–3 8–5 7–5 9–3 3–7 10–2 7–3 5–4 3–7 5–7 9–9
Detroit 5–5 5–5 5–7 5–7 5–8 7–4 6–6 5–7 4–6 3–7 4–5 5–5 2–10 8–10
Kansas City 5–7 4–6 2–8 6–6 5–7 4–7 5–8 5–4 6–6 7–5 2–8 4–6 3–7 6–12
Minnesota 4–6 1–8 4–6 3–8–1 3–9 6–6 8–5 4–6 7–5 4–8 5–5 0–12 4–6 10–7
New York 4–6 9–4 4–8 7–5 7–3 7–5 4–5 6–4 6–4 9–1 8–4 8–4 10–2 9–9
Oakland 4–8 7–5 6–4 7–3 2–10 6–4 6–6 5–7 4–6 6–6 9–1 5–7 8–2 12–6
Seattle 6–6 5–5 3–7 8–4 3–7 7–3 5–7 8–4 1–9 6–6 8–4 5–8 7–2 7–11
Tampa Bay 5–7 7–5 9–4 4–6 4–5 5–4 8–2 5–5 4–8 1–9 4–8 4–8 5–8 4–14
Texas 6–6 6–6 5–4 5–5 7–3 5–5 6–4 12–0 4–8 7–5 8–5 8–4 6–4 10–8
Toronto 9–3 11–1 3–9 4–6 7–5 10–2 7–3 6–4 2–10 2–8 2–7 8–5 4–6 9–9


Opening Day Line UpEdit

30 José Offerman DH
20 Darren Lewis CF
13 John Valentin 3B
  5 Nomar Garciaparra     SS
25 Troy O'Leary LF
24 Mike Stanley 1B
10 Scott Hatteberg C
  3 Jeff Frye 2B
  7 Trot Nixon RF
45 Pedro Martínez P

Source[10]

All-Star GameEdit

The 1999 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 70th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL). Red Sox legend Ted Williams threw the ceremonial first pitch. Three members of the Red Sox played in the game. Pitcher Pedro Martínez and shortstop Nomar Garciaparra were starters, while second baseman José Offerman was a reserve. The game, won by the American League 4-1, was held on July 13, 1999, at Fenway Park.[11]

Notable transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1999 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player statisticsEdit

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
Jason Varitek
144
483
130
.269
20
76
1B
Mike Stanley
136
427
120
.281
19
72
2B
José Offerman
149
586
172
.294
8
69
SS
Nomar Garciaparra
135
532
190
.357
27
104
3B
John Valentin
113
450
114
.253
12
70
LF
Troy O'Leary
157
596
167
.280
28
103
CF
Darren Lewis
135
470
113
.240
2
40
RF
Trot Nixon
124
381
103
.270
15
52
DH
Reggie Jefferson
83
206
57
.277
5
17

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
Damon Buford
91
297
72
.242
6
38
Michael Coleman
2
5
1
.200
0
0
Brian Daubach
110
381
112
.294
21
73
Chad Fonville
3
2
0
.000
0
0
Jeff Frye
41
114
32
.281
1
12
Creighton Gubanich
18
47
13
.277
1
11
Scott Hatteberg
30
80
22
.275
1
11
Butch Huskey
45
124
33
.266
7
28
Steve Lomasney
1
2
0
.000
0
0
Lou Merloni
43
126
32
.254
1
13
Jon Nunnally
10
14
4
.286
0
1
Donnie Sadler
49
107
30
.280
0
4
Wilton Veras
36
118
34
.288
2
13
Lenny Webster
6
14
0
.000
0
1

PitchingEdit

Starting rotationEdit

Player G (GS) IP W L ERA SO
Pedro Martínez
31 (29)
213.1
23
4
2.07
303
Mark Portugal
31 (27)
150.1
7
12
5.51
79
Pat Rapp
37 (26)
146.1
6
7
4.12
90
Bret Saberhagen
22 (22)
119.0
10
6
2.95
81
Brian Rose
22 (18)
98.0
7
6
4.87
51

Other pitchersEdit

Player G (GS) IP W L S ERA SO
Tim Wakefield
49 (17)
140.0
6
11
15
5.08
104
Derek Lowe
74 (0)
109.1
6
3
15
2.63
80
John Wasdin
45 (0)
74.1
8
3
2
4.12
57
Rheal Cormier
60 (0)
63.1
2
0
0
3.69
39
Mark Guthrie
46 (0)
46.1
1
1
2
5.83
36
Rich Garcés
30 (0)
40.2
5
1
2
1.55
33
Jin Ho Cho
9 (7)
39.1
2
3
0
5.72
16
Bryce Florie
14 (2)
30.0
2
0
0
4.80
25
Kent Mercker
5 (5)
25.2
2
0
0
3.51
17
Jim Corsi
23 (0)
24.0
1
2
0
5.25
14
Ramón Martínez
4 (4)
20.2
2
1
0
3.05
15
Tom Gordon
21 (0)
17.2
0
2
11
5.60
24
Rod Beck
12 (0)
14.0
0
1
3
1.93
12
Tim Harikkala
7 (0)
13.0
1
1
0
6.23
7
Juan Peña
2 (2)
13.0
2
0
0
0.69
15
Tomo Ohka
8 (2)
13.0
1
2
0
6.23
8
Kip Gross
11 (1)
12.2
0
2
0
7.82
9
Bob Wolcott
4 (0)
6.2
0
0
0
8.10
2
Marino Santana
3 (0)
4.0
0
0
0
15.75
4
Kirk Bullinger
4 (0)
2.0
0
0
0
4.50
0

Source[19]

PlayoffsEdit

Division SeriesEdit

Boston wins the series, 3-2[20]

Game Home Score Visitor Score Date Series
1 Cleveland 3 Boston 2 October 6 1-0 (CLE)
2 Cleveland 11 Boston 1 October 7 2-0 (CLE)
3 Boston 9 Cleveland 3 October 9 2-1 (CLE)
4 Boston 23 Cleveland 7 October 10 2-2
5 Cleveland 8 Boston 12 October 11 3-2 (BOS)

League Championship SeriesEdit

New York wins the series, 4-1[21]

Game Home Score Visitor Score Date Series
1 New York 4 Boston 3 October 13 1-0 (NYY)
2 New York 3 Boston 2 October 14 2-0 (NYY)
3 Boston 13 New York 1 October 16 2-1 (NYY)
4 Boston 2 New York 9 October 17 3-1 (NYY)
5 Boston 1 New York 6 October 18 4-1 (NYY)

Game LogEdit

Red Sox Win Red Sox Loss Game Postponed Clinched Playoff Spot
1999 Boston Red Sox Season Game Log: 94–68 (Home: 49–32; Away: 45–36)

Reference:[22]

Postseason game logEdit

Boston Red Sox 1999 Postseason Game Log (4–6)

Awards and honorsEdit

All-Star Game

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.236, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ Mark Portugal page at Baseball Reference
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  6. ^ [4]
  7. ^ [5]
  8. ^ Ramón Martínez page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Midre Cummings page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ "Red Sox 5, Royals 3". Baseball Reference. Archived from the original on May 6, 2011. Retrieved May 6, 2011.
  11. ^ "All-Star Results - 1999". mlb.com. Archived from the original on May 6, 2011. Retrieved May 6, 2011.
  12. ^ [6]
  13. ^ Lew Ford page at Baseball reference
  14. ^ Robert Ramsay page at Baseball Reference
  15. ^ Mike Maroth page at Baseball Reference
  16. ^ Mike Matthews page at Baseball Reference
  17. ^ Mark Guthrie page at Baseball Reference
  18. ^ Mark Mortugal page at Baseball Reference
  19. ^ "1999 Boston Red Sox Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics". Baseball Reference.
  20. ^ "1999 League Division Series (3-2): Boston Red Sox (94-68) over Cleveland Indians (97-65)". Baseball Reference. Archived from the original on May 6, 2011. Retrieved May 6, 2011.
  21. ^ "1999 League Championship Series (4-1): New York Yankees (98-64) over Boston Red Sox (94-68)". Baseball Reference. Archived from the original on November 17, 2000. Retrieved May 6, 2011.
  22. ^ "1999 Boston Red Sox Schedule". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 12, 2019.
  23. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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