1999 San Diego Padres season

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1999 San Diego Padres
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John Moores
Manager(s) Bruce Bochy
Local television KUSI-TV
4SD
(Mark Grant, Mel Proctor, Rick Sutcliffe)
Local radio KFMB (AM)
(Jerry Coleman, Ted Leitner, Bob Chandler)
KURS
(Rene Mora, Juan Avila, Eduardo Ortega)
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The 1999 San Diego Padres finished fourth in the National League West. They had lost several key players after their 1998 pennant-winning season, most notably pitching ace Kevin Brown.

Offseason[edit]

Acquisitions[edit]

  • November 13, 1998: John Vander Wal was signed as a Free Agent with the San Diego Padres.[1]
  • November 17, 1998: Archi Cianfrocco was released by the San Diego Padres.[2]
  • 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).[3]
  • Starting pitcher Joey Hamilton traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for starting pitchers Woody Williams and reliever Carlos Almanzar[4]

Free agent losses[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Padres played in the first game ever at Safeco Field on July 15, 1999. The Mariners lost to the Padres by a score of 3 to 2. It was the first park in Major League history to host an interleague game on its inaugural day.[5]

Opening Day starters[edit]

  • George Arias
  • Andy Ashby
  • Chris Gomez
  • Tony Gwynn
  • Wally Joyner
  • Greg Myers
  • Rubén Rivera
  • Reggie Sanders
  • Quilvio Veras [6]

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]

  • July 31, 1999: Jim Leyritz was traded by the San Diego Padres to the New York Yankees for Geraldo Padua (minors).[7]

Roster[edit]

1999 San Diego Padres
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Tony Gwynn's 3000th Hit[edit]

  • August 6, 1999: Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres got the 3,000th Hit of his career. After the hit, first base umpire Kerwin Danley personally congratulated Tony Gwynn after the hit because they were teammates at San Diego State. Gwynn had four singles in the game. Gwynn became the twenty-second member of the three-thousand hit club and accomplished the feat on his mother's birthday.

Line Score[edit]

August 6, Olympic Stadium, Montréal, Québec

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Diego 4 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 2 12 17 3
Montreal 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 3 10 9 3
W: Sterling Hitchcock   L: Dan Smith    SV: Trevor Hoffman   
HRs: Phil Nevin (6), Vladimir Guerrero (15), Chris Widger (23), Orlando Cabrera (7)
Attendance: 13,540 Time:3:18

Batting[edit]

San Diego Padres AB R H RBI Montreal Expos AB R H RBI
Quilvio Veras, 2b 5 4 3 0 Manny Martinez 4 0 0 0
Carlos Reyes, p 0 0 0 0 Guillermo Mota, p 0 0 0 0
Trevor Hoffman, p 0 0 0 0 Anthony Telford, p 0 0 0 0
Tony Gwynn, lf 5 1 4 0 Wilton Guerrero, ph 1 0 1 2
Rubén Rivera, pr-cf 0 1 0 0 Michael Barrett, 3b 5 1 1 0
Reggie Sanders, lf-rf 5 1 2 1 Rondell White, lf 3 0 0 1
Phil Nevin, 3b 5 2 2 4 Vladimir Guerrero, rf 4 2 2 1
Wally Joyner, 1b 4 0 1 0 Chris Widger, c 4 2 2 1
Eric Owens, cf-lf 5 2 2 1 Brad Fullmer, 1b 2 0 0 0
Ben Davis 5 1 2 1 Bobby Ayala 0 0 0 0
Damian Jackson, ss 4 0 1 0 James Mouton, ph-cf 2 2 2 1
Damian Jackson, ss 4 0 1 0 Orlando Cabrera, ss 3 1 1 3
Damian Jackson, ss 4 0 1 0 Mike Mordecai, 2b 3 0 0 0
Sterling Hitchcock, p 3 0 0 0 Orlando Merced, ph 1 1 0 0
Will Cunnane, p 0 0 0 0 Dan Smith 0 0 0 0
John Vander Wal, ph 1 0 0 0 J.D. Smart, p 1 0 0 0
Dan Miceli, p 0 0 0 0 Shane Andrews, 1b 3 1 0 0
Dave Magadan, ph 0 0 0 1 NONE 0 0 0 0
Ed Giovanola, 2b 0 0 0 0 NONE 0 0 0 0
Totals 42 12 17 9 Totals 36 10 9 9

Pitching[edit]

San Diego Padres IP H R ER BB SO
Hitchcock, W 6.0 6 6 6 0 5
Cunnane 1.0 1 1 1 0 1
Miceli 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Reyes 0.2 1 3 0 1 0
Hoffman, SV 0.1 1 0 0 0 0
Totals 9.0 9 10 7 1 6
Montreal Expos IP H R ER BB SO
Smith, L 0.2 5 4 4 1 0
J.D. Smart 3.1 6 3 3 1 1
Ayala 3.0 2 1 0 0 3
Mota 1.2 4 4 4 1 3
Telford 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 9.0 15 12 11 3 7

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 Davis, BenBen Davis 76 266 65 .244 5 30
1B Joyner, WallyWally Joyner
2B Veras, QuilvioQuilvio Veras
3B Nevin, PhilPhil Nevin
SS Jackson, DamianDamian Jackson
LF Sanders, ReggieReggie Sanders
CF Rivera, RubénRubén Rivera
RF Gwynn, TonyTony Gwynn

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
Vander Wal, JohnJohn Vander Wal 132 246 67 .272 6 41
Owens, EricEric Owens

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
Hitchcock, SterlingSterling Hitchcock
Williams, WoodyWoody Williams
Ashby, AndyAndy Ashby
Clement, MattMatt Clement

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
Boehringer, BrianBrian Boehringer

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
Hoffman, TrevorTrevor Hoffman
Miceli, DanDan Miceli
Reyes, CarlosCarlos Reyes
Wall, DonneDonne Wall
Almanzar, CarlosCarlos Almanzar 28 0 0 0 7.47 30
Rivera, RobertoRoberto Rivera 12 1 2 0 3.86 3

Award winners[edit]

1999 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Las Vegas Stars Pacific Coast League Mike Ramsey
AA Mobile BayBears Southern League Mike Basso
A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes California League Tom LeVasseur
A Fort Wayne Wizards Midwest League Dan Simonds
Rookie AZL Padres Arizona League Randy Whisler
Rookie Idaho Falls Braves Pioneer League Don Werner

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References[edit]

  1. ^ John Vander Wal Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/cianfar01.shtml
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/sweenma01.shtml
  4. ^ a b c d Fleming, David (March 29, 1999). "San Diego Padres: After heavy losses the league champs face a fate sadder than a Garth Brooks ballad". Sports Illustrated. pp. 152–3. Archived from the original on February 22, 2011. 
  5. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.70, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  6. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1999&t=SDN
  7. ^ Jim Leyritz Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

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