1999 Colorado Rockies season

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1999 Colorado Rockies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Jerry McMorris
Manager(s) Jim Leyland
Local television KWGN-TV
Fox Sports Rocky Mountain
(George Frazier, Dave Armstrong)
Local radio KOA (AM)
(Wayne Hagin, Jeff Kingery)
KCUV
(Antonio Guevara)
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The Colorado Rockies' 1999 season was the seventh overall for the team. Jim Leyland debuted as the Rockies' new manager, although, he resigned following the end of the season. Colorado finished with a record of 72-90, last in the National League West.

Offseason[edit]

  • October 29, 1998: John Vander Wal was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the San Diego Padres for a player to be named later. The San Diego Padres sent Kevin Burford (minors) (October 29, 1998) to the Colorado Rockies to complete the trade.[1]
  • November 9, 1998: Brian Bohanon and Lenny Harris were signed as Free Agents by the Colorado Rockies.[2][3]
  • November 20, 1998: Jason Bates was released by the Colorado Rockies.[4]
  • December 18, 1998: Henry Blanco was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[5]

Regular season[edit]

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

Notable transactions[edit]

  • June 2, 1999: Jason Jennings was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 1st round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1999.[6]
  • July 2, 1999: Jeff Reed was released by the Colorado Rockies.[7]
  • July 31, 1999: Darryl Hamilton was traded by the Colorado Rockies with Chuck McElroy to the New York Mets for Brian McRae, Rigo Beltrán, and Thomas Johnson (minors).[8]
  • August 9, 1999: Brian McRae was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named later. The Toronto Blue Jays sent Pat Lynch (minors) (August 23, 1999) to the Colorado Rockies to complete the trade.[8]

Major League debuts[edit]

  • Batters:
    • Chris Sexton (May 3)
    • Chris Petersen (May 25)
    • Ben Petrick (Sep 1)
    • Juan Sosa (Sep 10)
  • Pitchers:
    • David Lee (May 22)
    • Mike Porzio (Jul 9)
    • Luther Hackman (Sep 1)[9]

Roster[edit]

1999 Colorado Rockies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

1999 Game Log

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

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 Henry Blanco 88 263 61 .232 6 28
1B Todd Helton 159 578 185 .320 35 113
2B Kurt Abbott 96 286 78 .273 8 41
SS Neifi Pérez 157 690 193 .280 12 70
3B Vinny Castilla 158 615 169 .275 33 102
LF Dante Bichette 151 593 177 .298 34 133
CF Darryl Hamilton 91 337 102 .303 4 24
RF Larry Walker 127 438 166 .379 37 115

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Shumpert, TerryTerry Shumpert 92 262 91 .347 10 37
Echevarria, AngelAngel Echevarria 102 191 56 .293 11 35
Barry, JeffJeff Barry 74 168 45 .268 5 26
Clemente, EdgardEdgard Clemente 57 162 41 .253 8 25
Harris, LennyLenny Harris 91 158 47 .297 0 13
Lansing, MikeMike Lansing 35 145 45 .310 4 15
Manwaring, KirtKirt Manwaring 48 137 41 .299 2 14

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Astacio, PedroPedro Astacio 34 232.0 17 11 5.04 210
Bohanon, BrianBrian Bohanon 33 197.1 12 12 6.20 120
Kile, DarrylDarryl Kile 32 190.2 8 13 6.61 116
Jones, BobbyBobby Jones 30 112.1 6 10 6.33 74
Wright, JameyJamey Wright 16 94.1 4 3 4.87 49
Thomson, JohnJohn Thomson 14 62.2 1 10 8.04 34

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Lee, DavidDavid Lee 36 49.0 3 2 3.67 38
Ramírez, RobertoRoberto Ramírez 32 40.1 1 5 8.26 32
Brownson, MarkMark Brownson 7 29.2 0 2 7.89 21
Wainhouse, DaveDave Wainhouse 19 28.2 0 0 6.91 18

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Veres, DaveDave Veres 73 4 8 31 5.14 71
DiPoto, JerryJerry DiPoto 63 4 5 1 4.26 69
Leskanic, CurtisCurtis Leskanic 63 6 2 0 5.08 77
DeJean, MikeMike DeJean 56 2 4 0 8.41 31
McElroy, ChuckChuck McElroy 41 3 1 0 6.20 37

Notes[edit]

On April 4, 1999, the Rockies made history as they played their Opening Day game against the defending National League champion San Diego Padres at Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico - marking the first time Major League Baseball opened the regular season outside the United States or Canada.[10][11][12] Colorado beat San Diego, 8-2, in front of a crowd of 27,104 people.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Larry Walker, National League Batting Champion (Walker would be the last player in the 20th Century to win the batting title for two consecutive seasons)[13]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League Bill Hayes
AA Carolina Mudcats Southern League Jay Loviglio
A Salem Avalanche Carolina League Ron Gideon
A Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League Jim Eppard
Short-Season A Portland Rockies Northwest League Alan Cockrell
Rookie AZL Rockies Arizona League P. J. Carey
[14]

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