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1999 New York Mets
NL Wild Card
Major league affiliations
Location
1999 information
Owner(s) Fred Wilpon
Manager(s) Bobby Valentine
Local television WPIX-TV/Fox Sports New York
(Ralph Kiner, Tom Seaver, Fran Healy, Howie Rose, Gary Thorne)
Local radio WFAN
(Bob Murphy, Gary Cohen, Ed Coleman)
WADO (spanish)
(Juan Alicea, Billy Berroa)

The New York Mets' 1999 season was the 38th regular season for the Mets. They went 97-66 and finished 2nd in the NL East but won the NL Wild Card by beating the Cincinnati Reds in a one game playoff. They were managed by Bobby Valentine. They played home games at Shea Stadium.

Contents

Offseason

  • November 11, 1998: Bobby Bonilla was traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers to the New York Mets for Mel Rojas.[1]
  • December 1, 1998: Todd Hundley was traded by the New York Mets with Arnold Gooch (minors) to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Roger Cedeno and Charles Johnson.[2]
  • December 1, 1998: Charles Johnson was traded by the New York Mets to the Baltimore Orioles for Armando Benitez.[3]
  • December 1, 1998: Robin Ventura was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.[4]
  • December 16, 1998: Rickey Henderson signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.
  • December 18, 1998: Josias Manzanillo was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.[5]

Regular season

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Opening Day starters

  • Edgardo Alfonzo
  • Bobby Bonilla
  • Rickey Henderson
  • Bobby Jones
  • Brian McRae
  • John Olerud
  • Rey Ordonez
  • Todd Pratt
  • Robin Ventura[6]

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 103 59 .636 --
New York Mets 97 66 .595
Philadelphia Phillies 77 85 .475 26
Montreal Expos 68 94 .420 35
Florida Marlins 64 98 .333 39

Notable transactions

  • July 31, 1999: Brian McRae was traded by the New York Mets with Thomas Johnson (minors) and Rigo Beltran to the Colorado Rockies for Darryl Hamilton and Chuck McElroy.[7]
  • July 31, 1999: Jason Isringhausen was traded by the New York Mets with Greg McMichael to the Oakland Athletics for Billy Taylor.[8]

Roster

1999 New York Mets
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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 Mike Piazza 141 534 162 .303 40 124
1B John Olerud 162 581 173 .298 19 96
2B Edgardo Alfonzo 158 628 191 .304 27 108
3B Robin Ventura 161 588 177 .301 32 120
SS Rey Ordonez 154 520 134 .258 1 60
LF Rickey Henderson 121 438 138 .315 12 42
CF Brian McRae 96 298 66 .221 8 36
RF Roger Cedeno 155 453 142 .313 4 36

[9]

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Benny Agbayani 101 276 79 .286 14 42
Darryl Hamilton 55 168 57 .339 5 21
Todd Pratt 71 140 41 .293 3 21
Matt Franco 122 132 31 .235 4 21
Bobby Bonilla 60 119 19 .160 4 18
Luiz Lopez 68 104 22 .212 2 13
Shawon Dunston 42 93 32 .344 0 16
Jermaine Allensworth 40 73 16 .219 3 9
Mike Kinkade 28 46 9 .196 2 6
Melvin Mora 66 31 5 .161 0 1
Jay Payton 13 8 2 .250 0 1
Terrence Long 3 3 0 .000 0 0
Jorge Toca 4 3 1 .333 0 0

[9]

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO

NLDS

New York wins series, 3-1

Game Score Date
1 New York 8, Arizona 4 October 5
2 Arizona 7, New York 1 October 6
3 New York 9, Arizona 2 October 8
4 New York 4, Arizona 3 (10 innings) October 9

NLCS

Game 1

October 12: Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia

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)
HR: NYM – None ; ATLEddie Pérez (1)

Game 2

October 13: Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia

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)
HR: NYMMelvin Mora (1) ; ATLBrian Jordan (1);Eddie Pérez (2)

Game 3

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)
HR: ATL – None ; NYM – None

Game 4

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 Benitez (1)
HR: ATLBrian Jordan (2); Ryan Klesko (1) ; NYMJohn Olerud (1)

Game 5

October 17: Shea Stadium, Flushing, New York

  • The next batter was Mets third baseman Robin Ventura. Ventura crushed the 2-1 pitch over the wall in right-center for a grand slam, winning the game for the Mets and driving the Mets players and fans into a frenzied celebration. Ventura, however, never reached second base as Todd Pratt, the runner who was on first, picked him up in celebration. Subsequently, Ventura was mobbed by his teammates, never finishing his trot around the bases. Because he failed to touch all four bases, the hit was officially scored a single. Roger Cedeno, the runner on third at the time, was ruled the only runner to have crossed home plate before the on-field celebration began and the Mets were awarded a 4-3 victory. Thus, Ventura was only credited with a single and one RBI. This play is now referred to as the grand slam single.
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)  
HR: ATL – None ; NYMJohn Olerud (2)

Game 6

October 19: Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia

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)  
HR: NYMMike Piazza (1) ; ATL – None

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Norfolk Tides International League John Gibbons
AA Binghamton Mets Eastern League Doug Davis
A St. Lucie Mets Florida State League Howie Freiling
A Capital City Bombers South Atlantic League Dave Engle
Short-Season A Pittsfield Mets New York-Penn League Tony Tijerina
Rookie Kingsport Mets Appalachian League Guy Conti
Rookie GCL Mets Gulf Coast League John Stephenson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: GCL Mets[10]

References

  1. ^ Bobby Bonilla Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Todd Hundley Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ Charles Johnson Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/v/venturo01.shtml
  5. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/manzajo01.shtml
  6. ^ 1999 New York Mets Roster by Baseball Almanac
  7. ^ Brian McRae Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ Jason Isringhausen Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  9. ^ a b 1999 New York Mets Statistics and Roster - Baseball-Reference.com
  10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

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Preceded by
Chicago Cubs
1998
NL Wild Card
1999
Succeeded by
New York Mets
2000

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