1999 Cleveland Indians season

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1999 Cleveland Indians
AL Central Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Richard Jacobs
General manager(s) John Hart
Manager(s) Mike Hargrove
Local television WUAB · FSN Ohio
Local radio WTAM
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The 1999 Cleveland Indians became the first team in the modern era of major league baseball to score over 1,000 runs during the regular season. They were shut out only 3 times in 162 games. Five Indians scored at least 100 runs and four drove in at least 100 runs. Left fielder Manny Ramirez drove in 165 runs, the most by any MLB player since Jimmie Foxx in 1938.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

July 3, 1999: Against the Kansas City Royals, Jim Thome hit the longest home run ever in Cleveland Indians history, a 511ft bomb to center field which managed to clear the outer gates and onto Eagle Avenue outside of Jacobs Field.

Season standings[edit]

AL Central W L Pct. GB
Cleveland Indians   97   65 .599    --
Chicago White Sox   75   86 .466 21.5
Detroit Tigers   69   92 .429 27.5
Kansas City Royals   64   97 .398 32.5
Minnesota Twins   63   97 .394 33.0

Transactions[edit]

  • April 14, 1999: Jhonny Peralta was signed as an amateur free agent by the Indians.[5]

Roster[edit]

1999 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

1999 Game Log

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Pos Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
C Einar Díaz 119 392 43 110 21 1 3 32 .281 11
1B Jim Thome 146 494 101 137 27 2 33 108 .277 0
2B Roberto Alomar 159 563 138 182 40 3 24 120 .323 37
3B Travis Fryman 85 322 45 82 16 2 10 48 .255 2
SS Omar Vizquel 144 574 112 191 36 4 5 66 .333 42
LF David Justice 133 429 75 123 18 0 21 88 .287 1
CF Kenny Lofton 120 465 110 140 28 6 7 39 .301 25
RF Manny Ramirez 147 522 131 174 34 3 44 165 .333 2
DH Wil Cordero 54 194 35 58 15 0 8 32 .299 2

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Sandy Alomar, Jr. 37 137 19 42 13 0 6 25 .307 0
Carlos Baerga 22 57 4 13 0 0 1 5 .228 1
Harold Baines 28 85 5 23 2 0 1 22 .271 0
Pat Borders 6 20 2 6 0 1 0 3 .300 0
Russell Branyan 11 38 4 8 2 0 1 6 .211 0
Jolbert Cabrera 30 37 6 7 1 0 0 0 .189 3
Jacob Cruz 32 88 14 29 5 1 3 17 .330 0
Tyler Houston 13 27 2 4 1 0 1 3 .148 0
Jesse Levis 10 26 0 4 0 0 0 3 .154 0
Jeff Manto 12 25 5 5 0 0 1 2 .200 0
John McDonald 18 21 2 7 0 0 0 0 .333 0
Alex Ramírez 48 97 11 29 6 1 3 18 .299 1
Dave Roberts 41 143 26 34 4 0 2 12 .238 11
Richie Sexson 134 479 72 122 17 7 31 116 .255 3
Chris Turner 12 21 3 4 0 0 0 0 .190 1
Mark Whiten 8 25 2 4 1 0 1 4 .160 0
Enrique Wilson 113 332 41 87 22 1 2 24 .262 5

Note: Pitchers' batting statistics are not included above.

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS IP BB K
Dave Burba 15 9 4.25 34 34 220.0 96 174
Bartolo Colón 18 5 3.95 32 32 205.0 76 161
Charles Nagy 17 11 4.95 33 32 202.0 59 126
Jaret Wright 8 10 6.06 26 26 133.2 77 91
Dwight Gooden 3 4 6.26 26 22 115.0 67 88

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP BB K
Mark Langston 1 2 5.25 25 5 0 61.2 29 43
Chris Haney 0 2 4.69 13 4 0 40.1 16 22
Jim Brower 3 1 4.56 9 2 0 25.2 10 18
Tom Candiotti 1 1 11.05 7 2 0 14.2 7 11

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G SV IP BB K
Mike Jackson 3 4 4.06 72 39 68.2 26 55
Paul Shuey 8 5 3.53 72 6 81.2 40 103
Steve Reed 3 2 4.23 63 0 61.2 20 44
Ricardo Rincón 2 3 4.43 59 0 44.2 24 30
Paul Assenmacher 2 1 8.18 55 0 33.0 17 29
Steve Karsay 10 2 2.97 50 1 78.2 30 68
David Riske 1 1 8.36 12 0 14.0 6 16
Sean DePaula 0 0 4.63 11 0 11.2 3 18
Rich DeLucia 0 1 6.75 6 0 9.1 9 7
Tom Martin 0 1 8.68 6 0 9.1 3 8
Dave Stevens 0 0 10.00 5 0 9.0 8 6
Paul Wagner 1 0 4.15 3 0 4.1 3 0
Jerry Spradlin 0 0 18.00 4 0 3.0 3 2
Jason Rakers 0 0 4.50 1 0 2.0 1 0
Jim Poole 1 0 18.00 3 0 1.0 3 0
Jeff Tam 0 0 81.00 1 0 0.1 1 0

Award winners[edit]

All-Star Game

Minor league affiliates[edit]

Classification level Team League Season article
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League 1999 Buffalo Bisons season
AA Akron Aeros Eastern League 1999 Akron Aeros season
Advanced A Kinston Indians Carolina League
A Columbus RedStixx South Atlantic League
Short Season A Mahoning Valley Scrappers New York–Penn League
Rookie Burlington Indians Appalachian League

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