1999 Cincinnati Reds season

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1999 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Marge Schott, Carl Lindner
General manager(s) Jim Bowden
Manager(s) Jack McKeon
Local television Fox Sports Ohio
(George Grande, Chris Welsh)
Local radio WLW
(Marty Brennaman, Joe Nuxhall)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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The Cincinnati Reds' 1999 season was a season in American baseball. During the season the Reds became a surprising contender in the National League Central, winning 96 games and narrowly losing the division to the Houston Astros, ultimately missing the playoffs after losing a one game playoff with the New York Mets.[1]

Offseason[edit]

  • November 5, 1998: Melvin Nieves was released by the Cincinnati Reds.[2]
  • November 10, 1998: Bret Boone was traded by the Cincinnati Reds with Mike Remlinger to the Atlanta Braves for Rob Bell, Denny Neagle, and Michael Tucker.[3]
  • November 11, 1998: Paul Konerko was traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Chicago White Sox for Mike Cameron.[4]
  • December 21, 1998: Steve Avery was signed as a Free Agent with the Cincinnati Reds.[5]
  • February 2, 1999: Mark Sweeney was traded by the San Diego Padres with Greg Vaughn to the Cincinnati Reds for Damian Jackson, Reggie Sanders, and Josh Harris (minors).[6]

Regular season[edit]

Opening Day starters[edit]

Pos Player
CF Mike Cameron
SS Barry Larkin
1B Sean Casey
LF Greg Vaughn
RF Dmitri Young
C Eddie Taubensee
3B Aaron Boone
2B Pokey Reese
P Brett Tomko

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L GB Pct.
Houston Astros 97 65 .599    --
Cincinnati Reds 96 67 .589   1.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 83 .484 18.5
St. Louis Cardinals 75 86 .466 21.5
Milwaukee Brewers 74 87 .460 22.5
Chicago Cubs 67 95 .414 30.0

Transactions[edit]

  • June 2, 1999: Ben Broussard was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2nd round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed June 2, 1999.[7]
  • August 4, 1999: Jason Bere was released by the Cincinnati Reds.[8]

Roster[edit]

1999 Cincinnati Reds
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Eddie Taubensee 126 424 132 .311 21 87
1B Sean Casey 151 594 197 .332 25 99
2B Pokey Reese 149 585 167 .285 10 52
3B Aaron Boone 139 472 132 .280 14 72
SS Barry Larkin 161 583 171 .293 12 75
LF Greg Vaughn 153 550 135 .245 45 118
CF Mike Cameron 146 542 139 .256 21 66
RF Michael Tucker 133 296 75 .253 11 44

Other batters[edit]

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
OF Dmitri Young 127 373 112 .300 14 56
OF Jeffrey Hammonds 123 262 73 .279 17 41
3B Mark Lewis 88 173 44 .254 6 28
C Brian Johnson 45 117 27 .231 5 18
IF Chris Stynes 73 113 27 .239 2 14
1B Hal Morris 80 102 29 .284 0 16
C Jason LaRue 36 90 19 .211 3 10
1B Mark Sweeney 37 31 11 .355 2 7

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games Pitched; GS = Games Started; IP = Innings Pitched; W= Wins; L = Losses; K = Strikeouts; ERA = Earned Run Average; WHIP = Walks + Hits Per Innings Pitched

Player G GS IP W L K ERA WHIP
Harnisch, Pete 33 33 198.1 16 10 120 3.68 1.24
Tomko, Brett 33 26 172.0 5 7 132 4.78 1.36
Villone, Ron 29 22 142.2 9 7 97 4.23 1.31
Parris, Steve 22 21 128.2 11 4 86 3.50 1.36
Neagle, Denny 20 19 111.2 9 5 76 4.27 1.20
Avery, Steve 19 19 96.0 6 7 51 5.16 1.59

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G GS IP W L ERA SO
Guzman, Juan 12 12 77.1 6 3 3.03 60
Bere, Jason 12 10 43.1 3 0 6.85 28
Belinda, Stan 29 0 42.2 3 1 5.27 40
Greene, Rick 1 0 5.2 0 0 4.76 3
Ryan, B.J. 1 0 2.0 0 0 4.50 1
Hudek, John 2 0 1.0 0 1 27.00 0

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Sullivan, Scott 79 5 4 3 3.01 78
Graves, Danny 75 8 7 27 3.08 69
Williamson, Scott 62 12 7 19 2.41 107
Reyes, Dennys 65 2 2 2 3.79 72
White, Gabe 50 1 2 0 4.43 61

Awards and honors[edit]

Legacy[edit]

The 96 wins by the 1999 Cincinnati Reds were the most since the 1976 Big Red Machine who compiled 102 victories en route to their second consecutive World Series title. The Reds would not reach the 90-win plateau again until the 2010 season, when the team won the National League Central title with 91 victories.[10]

The 1999 team is regarded as one of the best teams not to make the playoffs. Since the switch to 162 game season in 1963, the Reds have the sixth-best record, only to not make the playoffs at 96-67.[11]

Notable Records[edit]

The team scored 865 runs, which still stands as the franchise record for runs scored in a season. The team also set franchise highs in most runs batted in (820), most total bases (2,549), and highest slugging percentage (.451)[10]

On May 19, 1999 the Reds set three franchise records when they collected 28 hits, 15 extra base hits, and 55 total bases in a 24-12 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Sean Casey and Jeffrey Hammonds also set individual franchise records with each scoring five runs.[12]

On September 4, 1999 the Reds set a franchise record when they clubbed nine home runs in a 22-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.[12]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians International League Dave Miley
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League Phillip Wellman
A Clinton Lumber Kings Midwest League Freddie Benavides
A Rockford Reds Midwest League Mike Rojas
Rookie GCL Reds Gulf Coast League Donnie Scott
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Russ Nixon

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Reds Fan says:. "Teams That Were Almost Great: The 1999 Cincinnati Reds | UmpBump.com | A baseball fan blog". UmpBump.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Melvin Nieves Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ Bret Boone Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ "Paul Konerko Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
  5. ^ Steve Avery Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ "Mark Sweeney Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
  7. ^ Ben Broussard Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ "Jason Bere Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Hutch Award". Baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Reds Season Records". 
  11. ^ "Best baseball teams to not make the playoffs". 
  12. ^ a b "Reds Single Game Records". 
  13. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007