1999 Arizona Diamondbacks season
|1999 Arizona Diamondbacks|
|1999 NL West Champions|
|Major League affiliations|
|Local television||FSN Arizona
(Thom Brennaman, Greg Schulte, Bob Brenly, Joe Garagiola)
|Local radio||KTAR (620 AM)
(Thom Brennaman, Rod Allen, Greg Schulte)
(Jose Tolentino, Ivan Lara)
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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.
- October 26, 1998: Izzy Molina was signed as a Free Agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
- November 10, 1998: Dante Powell was traded by the San Francisco Giants to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Alan Embree.
- November 13, 1998: Greg Swindell signed as a Free Agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
- December 2, 1998: Ernie Young was signed as a Free Agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
- December 10, 1998: Randy Johnson signed as a Free Agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
- January 22, 1999: Ken Huckaby was signed as a Free Agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
- February 18, 1999: Dale Sveum was signed as a Free Agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
- March 30, 1999: Izzy Molina was traded by the Arizona Diamondbacks with Ben Ford to the New York Yankees for Darren Holmes and cash.
- March 30, 1999: Aaron Small was released by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
- 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. Johnson led the NL with a 2.48 ERA and led both leagues with 364 strikeouts, 12 complete games and 2712⁄3 innings pitched.
Opening Day starters
- Tony Batista
- Jay Bell
- Andy Benes
- Steve Finley
- Luis Gonzalez
- Travis Lee
- Damian Miller
- Matt Williams
- Tony Womack
- May 9, 1999: Dale Sveum was released by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
- 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.
- June 12, 1999: Dan Plesac was traded by the Toronto Blue Jays to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Tony Batista and John Frascatore.
|San Francisco Giants||86||76||14.0||.531|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||77||85||23.0||.475|
|San Diego Padres||74||88||26.0||.457|
|1999 Arizona Diamondbacks|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
New York wins series, 3-1
|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|
- Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.236, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
- Izzy Molina Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Dante Powell Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Greg Swindell Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Randy Johnson Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Ken Huckaby Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- The Ballplayers - Randy Johnson | BaseballLibrary.com
- 1999 Arizona Diamondbacks Roster by Baseball Almanac
- Lyle Overbay Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Dan Plesac Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007
- Arizona Diamondbacks official web site
- 1999 Arizona Diamondbacks team page at www.baseball-almanac.com