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The New York Yankees' 1999 season was the 97th season for the Bronx based professional baseball team. The team finished with a record of 98-64 finishing 4 games ahead of the Boston Red Sox. New York was managed by Joe Torre. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium. In the playoffs, they got to the World Series and ended up beating the Atlanta Braves in 4 games to win their 25th World Series title. On that year, FTA broadcasts returned to where they all started in 1947 - in Fox-owned WNYW, the network's flagship channel, while cable broadcasts continued on MSG.

1999 New York Yankees
1999 AL East Champions
1999 AL Champions
1999 World Series Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record98–64 (.605)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)George Steinbrenner
General manager(s)Brian Cashman
Manager(s)Joe Torre
Local televisionWNYW
(Bobby Murcer, Tim McCarver)
MSG
(Ken Singleton, Jim Kaat, Al Trautwig, Suzyn Waldman)
Local radioWABC (AM)
(John Sterling, Michael Kay)
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Contents

OffseasonEdit

Major figures in the 1999 Yankees season included (clockwise from top left) Derek Jeter, Tino Martinez, David Cone, and Bernie Williams.
  • November 10, 1998: Scott Brosius resigned as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.[1]
  • November 11, 1998: David Cone resigned as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.[2]
  • November 25, 1998: Bernie Williams resigned as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.[3]
  • February 5, 1999: Jeff Juden was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.[4]
  • February 18, 1999: Roger Clemens was traded by the Toronto Blue Jays to the New York Yankees for Homer Bush, Graeme Lloyd, and David Wells.[5]
  • March 30, 1999: Izzy Molina was traded by the Arizona Diamondbacks with Ben Ford to the New York Yankees for Darren Holmes and cash.[6]

Notable transactionsEdit

  • April 5, 1999: Darryl Strawberry signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.[7]
  • July 31, 1999: Jim Leyritz was traded by the San Diego Padres to the New York Yankees for Geraldo Padua (minors).[8]

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: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
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


Season summaryEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

David Cone's perfect gameEdit

Line scoreEdit

July 18, Yankee Stadium, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Montreal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New York 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 x 6 8 0
WP: David Cone   LP: Javier Vázquez
Home runs:
Away: None
NYY: Ledee (3), Jeter (16)
Attendance: 41,930
Umpires: HP: Ted Barrett, 1B: Larry McCoy, 2B: Jim Evans, 3B: Chuck Meriwether
Notes: Duration: 2:16
Box scoreEdit
BattingEdit
Montreal Expos AB R H RBI New York Yankees AB R H RBI
Wilton Guerrero, dh 3 0 0 0 Chuck Knoblauch, 2b 2 1 1 0
Terry Jones, cf 2 0 0 0 Derek Jeter, ss 4 1 1 2
James Mouton, cf 1 0 0 0 Paul O'Neill 4 1 1 0
Rondell White, lf 3 0 0 0 Bernie Williams, cf 4 0 1 1
Vladimir Guerrero, rf 3 0 0 0 Tino Martinez, 1b 4 0 1 0
Jose Vidro, 2b 3 0 0 0 Chili Davis, dh 3 1 1 0
Brad Fullmer, 1b 3 0 0 0 Ricky Ledée, lf 4 1 1 2
Chris Widger, c 3 0 0 0 Scott Brosius, 3b 2 1 0 0
Shane Andrews, 3b 2 0 0 0 Joe Girardi, c 3 0 1 1
Ryan McGuire, ph 1 0 0 0 David Cone, p 0 0 0 0
Orlando Cabrera, ss 3 0 0 0 NONE 0 0 0 0
Javier Vázquez, p 0 0 0 0 NONE 0 0 0 0
Bobby Ayala, p 0 0 0 0 NONE 0 0 0 0
Totals 27 0 0 0 Totals 30 6 8 6
PitchingEdit
Montreal Expos IP H R ER BB SO New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Javier Vázquez 7.2 7 6 6 2 3 David Cone 9.0 0 0 0 0 10
Bobby Ayala 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 NONE 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 8.0 8 6 6 2 3 Totals 9.0 0 0 0 0 10

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1999 American League Records

Sources: [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] [28]
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


Detailed recordsEdit

RosterEdit

1999 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game logEdit

Legend
Yankees Win Yankees Loss Game Postponed
1999 game log (98–64 (Home: 48–33 Away: 50–31))

Postseason Game logEdit

Legend
Yankees Win Yankees Loss Game Postponed


1999 Postseason game log (11–1)

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 Jorge Posada 112 379 93 .245 12 57
1B Tino Martinez 159 589 155 .263 28 105
2B Chuck Knoblauch 150 603 176 292 18 68
3B Scott Brosius 133 473 117 .247 18 71
SS Derek Jeter 158 627 219 .349 25 102
LF Ricky Ledée 88 250 69 .276 9 40
CF Bernie Williams 158 591 202 .342 25 115
RF Paul O'Neill 153 597 170 .285 19 110
DH Chili Davis 146 476 128 .269 19 78

Other battersEdit

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Joe Girardi 65 209 50 .239 2 27
Shane Spencer 71 205 48 .234 8 20
Chad Curtis 96 195 51 .262 5 24
Luis Sojo 49 127 32 .252 2 16
Jim Leyritz 31 66 15 .227 0 5
Darryl Strawberry 24 49 16 .327 3 6
Clay Bellinger 32 45 9 .200 1 2
Tony Tarasco 14 31 5 .161 0 3
D'Angelo Jiménez 7 20 8 .400 0 4
Jeff Manto 6 8 1 .125 0 0
Alfonso Soriano 9 8 1 .125 1 1
Mike Figga 2 0 0 --- 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Orlando Hernández 33 214.1 17 9 4.12 157
David Cone 31 193.1 12 9 3.44 177
Andy Pettitte 31 191.2 14 11 4.70 121
Roger Clemens 30 187.2 14 10 4.60 163
Hideki Irabu 32 169.1 11 7 4.84 133

Other pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Dan Naulty 33 49.1 1 0 4.38 25
Allen Watson 21 34.1 4 0 2.10 30
Ed Yarnall 5 17.0 1 0 3.71 13
Todd Erdos 4 7.0 0 0 3.86 4
Jay Tessmer 6 6.2 0 0 14.85 3
Jeff Juden 2 5.2 0 1 1.59 9
Mike Buddie 2 2.0 0 0 4.50 1
Tony Fossas 5 1.0 0 0 36.00 0

Relief pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Mariano Rivera 66 69.0 4 3 45 1.83 52
Mike Stanton 73 62.1 2 2 0 4.33 59
Jason Grimsley 55 75.0 7 2 1 3.60 49
Ramiro Mendoza 53 123.2 9 9 3 4.29 80
Jeff Nelson 39 30.1 2 1 1 4.15 35

ALDSEdit

Series Summary:

ALCSEdit

New York wins the series, 4-1

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)

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 City

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)

Awards and honorsEdit

1999 All-Star Game

  • David Cone, Pitcher, Reserve
  • Derek Jeter, Shortstop, Reserve
  • Mariano Rivera, Relief Pitcher, Reserve
  • Bernie Williams, Outfield, Reserve

In popular cultureEdit

  • In the 1995 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Past Tense", a character from the 2020s called the 1999 New York Yankees the best team he had ever seen. While it could be argued the 1998 team was better, it is considered remarkable that a television program that aired in 1995 could have even predicted such a successful season for a specific team.

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Scott Brosius Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ David Cone Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ Bernie Williams Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ Jeff Juden Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ Roger Clemens Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ Izzy Molina Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ Darryl Strawberry Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ Jim Leyritz Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  9. ^ The Yankee Years, pp.74-75, Joe Torre and Tom Verducci, Doubleday Publishing, New York, ISBN 978-0-385-52740-8
  10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007