1999 Milwaukee Brewers season

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1999 Milwaukee Brewers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Bud Selig
Manager(s) Phil Garner and Jim Lefebvre
Local television WCGV-TV
Midwest SC
(Matt Vasgersian, Len Kasper, Bill Schroeder)
Local radio WTMJ (AM)
(Bob Uecker, Jim Powell, Len Kasper)
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The Milwaukee Brewers' 1999 season involved the Brewers' finishing 5th in the National League Central with a record of 74 wins and 87 losses.

Offseason[edit]

  • November 11, 1998: Bob Hamelin was released by the Brewers.[1]
  • November 20, 1998: Héctor Ramírez was signed as a free agent by the Brewers.[2]
  • December 1, 1999: Norberto Martin was signed as a free agent by the Brewers.[3]
  • December 2, 1999: Dave Weathers was signed as a Free Agent with the Milwaukee Brewers.[4]
  • December 14, 1998: The Brewers traded a player to be named later to the Minnesota Twins for Alex Ochoa. The Brewers completed the deal by sending Darrell Nicholas (minors) to the Twins on December 15.[5]
  • December 18, 1998: Marc Newfield was released by the Brewers.[6]
  • January 27, 1999: Jim Abbott was signed as a free agent by the Brewers.[7]

Regular season[edit]

  • July 14, 1999: "Big Blue", a massive crane that was used to put the roof panels on soon to be completed Miller Park, collapsed while attempting to place one of the panels. Ultimately, this accident delayed the opening of Miller Park a full season and it wasn't opened until April 2001.
(1999)
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Paul Molitor
3B: 1978–92

Opening Day Starters[edit]

  • Sean Berry
  • Jeromy Burnitz
  • Jeff Cirillo
  • Marquis Grissom
  • Geoff Jenkins
  • Mark Loretta
  • Dave Nilsson
  • Bill Pulsipher
  • Fernando Viña

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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

Notable transactions[edit]

  • April 12, 1999: Aaron Small was signed as a free agent by the Brewers.[9]
  • May 23, 1999: Aaron Small was released by the Brewers.[9]
  • June 2, 1999: Ben Sheets was drafted by the Brewers in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1999 Major League Baseball Draft. Player signed July 30, 1999.[10]
  • August 12, 1999: Jason Bere was signed as a free agent by the Brewers.[11]
  • August 18, 1999: Rich Becker was traded by the Brewers to the Oakland Athletics for a player to be named later. The Athletics completed the deal by sending Carl Dale to the Brewers on August 20.[12]

Roster[edit]

1999 Milwaukee Brewers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Pos Player G AB R H HR RBI Avg. SB
C Dave Nilsson 115 343 56 106 21 62 .309 1
1B Mark Loretta 153 587 93 170 5 67 .290 4
2B Ron Belliard 124 457 60 135 8 58 .295 4
3B Jeff Cirillo 157 607 98 198 15 88 .326 7
SS José Valentín 89 256 45 58 10 38 .227 3
CF Marquis Grissom 154 603 92 161 20 83 .267 24
RF Jeromy Burnitz 130 467 87 126 33 103 .270 7
LF Geoff Jenkins 135 447 70 140 21 82 .313 5

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Other batters[edit]

Player G AB R H HR RBI Avg. SB
Alex Ochoa 119 277 47 83 8 40 .300 6

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO BB
Hideo Nomo 28 176.3 12 8 4.54 161 78

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Héctor Ramírez 15 1 2 0 3.43 9

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville RiverBats International League Gary Allenson
AA Huntsville Stars Southern League Darrell Evans
A Stockton Ports California League Bernie Moncallo and Carlos Ponce
A Beloit Snappers Midwest League Don Money
Rookie Helena Brewers Pioneer League Carlos Lezcano
Rookie Ogden Raptors Pioneer League Jon Pont and Ed Sedar

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References[edit]