1999 Arizona Diamondbacks season

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1999 Arizona Diamondbacks
1999 NL West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Ken Kendrick
Jeff Moorad
Manager(s) Buck Showalter
Local television FSN Arizona
KTVK (3TV)
(Thom Brennaman, Greg Schulte, Bob Brenly, Joe Garagiola)
Local radio KTAR (620 AM)
(Thom Brennaman, Rod Allen, Greg Schulte)
KSUN (Spanish)
(Jose Tolentino, Ivan Lara)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1999 Arizona Diamondbacks looked to improve on their 1998 expansion season. They looked to contend in what was a strong National League West Division. They finished the season with a highly surprising record of 100-62, good enough for the NL West division title. In the NLDS, however, they fell in four games to the New York Mets on Todd Pratt's infamous home run. Randy Johnson would win the NL Cy Young Award and become the third pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in both leagues.[1]

Offseason[edit]

  • October 26, 1998: Izzy Molina was signed as a Free Agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks.[2]
  • November 10, 1998: Dante Powell was traded by the San Francisco Giants to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Alan Embree.[3]
  • November 13, 1998: Greg Swindell signed as a Free Agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks.[4]
  • December 2, 1998: Ernie Young was signed as a Free Agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks.[5]
  • December 10, 1998: Randy Johnson signed as a Free Agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks.[6]
  • January 22, 1999: Ken Huckaby was signed as a Free Agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks.[7]
  • February 18, 1999: Dale Sveum was signed as a Free Agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks.[8]
  • March 30, 1999: Izzy Molina was traded by the Arizona Diamondbacks with Ben Ford to the New York Yankees for Darren Holmes and cash.[2]
  • March 30, 1999: Aaron Small was released by the Arizona Diamondbacks.[9]

Regular season[edit]

  • In his first season with the club, Randy Johnson helped the second-year franchise win the NL West title. He joined Gaylord Perry and Pedro Martinez as the only pitchers to win Cy Young awards in both leagues.[10] Johnson led the NL with a 2.48 ERA and led both leagues with 364 strikeouts, 12 complete games and 27123 innings pitched.[10]

Opening Day starters[edit]

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Notable transactions[edit]

  • May 9, 1999: Dale Sveum was released by the Arizona Diamondbacks.[8]
  • June 2, 1999: Lyle Overbay was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 18th round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 1999.[12]
  • June 12, 1999: Dan Plesac was traded by the Toronto Blue Jays to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Tony Batista and John Frascatore.[13]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
Arizona Diamondbacks 100 62 -- .617
San Francisco Giants 86 76 14.0 .531
Los Angeles Dodgers 77 85 23.0 .475
San Diego Padres 74 88 26.0 .457
Colorado Rockies 72 90 23.0 .444

Roster[edit]

1999 Arizona Diamondbacks
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Player G AB H HR RBI Avg.
Damian Miller 86 296 80 11 47 .270
Travis Lee 120 375 89 9 50 .237
Jay Bell 151 589 170 38 112 .289
Matt Williams 154 627 190 35 142 .303
Andy Fox 99 274 70 6 33 .255
Luis Gonzalez 153 614 206 26 111 .336
Steve Finley 156 590 156 34 103 .264
Tony Womack 144 614 170 4 41 .277

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Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H HR RBI Avg.
Kelly Stinnett 88 284 66 14 38 .232
Bernard Gilkey 94 204 60 8 39 .294
Erubiel Durazo 52 155 51 11 30 .329
Hanley Frias 69 150 41 1 .273
Tony Batista 44 144 37 5 21 .257
Greg Colbrunn 67 135 44 5 24 .326
Turner Ward 10 23 8 2 7 .348
Rod Barajas 5 16 4 1 3 .250
Randy Johnson 33 97 12 0 6 .124

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Randy Johnson 35 271.7 17 9 2.48 364
Omar Daal 32 214.7 16 9 3.65 148
Todd Stottlemyre 17 101.3 6 3 4.09 74

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
John Frascatore 26 33.0 1 4 4.09 15
Relief pitchers[edit]
Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Matt Mantei 30 29.0 0 1 22 2.79 49
Greg Swindell 63 64.7 4 0 1 2.51 51
Gregg Olson 61 60.7 9 4 14 3.71 45
Dan Plesac 34 21.7 2 1 1 3.32 27

NLDS[edit]

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

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tucson Sidewinders Pacific Coast League Chris Speier
AA El Paso Diablos Texas League Don Wakamatsu
A High Desert Mavericks California League Derek Bryant
A South Bend Silver Hawks Midwest League Mike Brumley
Rookie AZL Diamondbacks Arizona League Roly de Armas
Rookie Missoula Osprey Pioneer League Joe Almaraz

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Missoula[15][16]

References[edit]

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