1999 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1999 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 75–86 (.466)
Divisional place 4th
Other information
Owner(s) William DeWitt, Jr.
General manager(s) Walt Jocketty
Manager(s) Tony La Russa
Local television Fox Sports Midwest
KPLR
(Al Hrabosky, Bob Carpenter, Ozzie Smith, Joe Buck)
Local radio KMOX
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Joe Buck)
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The St. Louis Cardinals 1999 season was the team's 118th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 108th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 75-86 during the season and finished 4th in the National League Central division, 21½ games behind the Houston Astros.

Offseason[edit]

  • November 19, 1998: Eric Davis was signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.[1]
  • November 19, 1998: Ricky Bottalico was traded by the Philadelphia Phillies with Garrett Stephenson to the St. Louis Cardinals for Jeff Brantley, Ron Gant, and Cliff Politte.[2]
  • December 7, 1998: Willie McGee was signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.[3]
  • December 14, 1998: Edgar Rentería was traded by the Florida Marlins to the St. Louis Cardinals for Armando Almanza, Braden Looper, and Pablo Ozuna.[4]
  • January 15, 1999: Mike Mohler was signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.[5]

Regular season[edit]

  • On April 23, 1999, Fernando Tatís hit two grand slams in the third inning, both off Chan Ho Park.[6]
  • In 1999, Mark McGwire drove in a league-leading 147 runs while only having 145 hits, the highest RBI-per-hit tally in baseball history.[7]

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]

  • May 15, 1999: Heathcliff Slocumb was signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.[8]
  • June 2, 1999: Albert Pujols was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 13th round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed August 17, 1999.[9]

Roster[edit]

1999 St. Louis Cardinals
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

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

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

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

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

Awards and records[edit]

  • Mark McGwire, Major League record: First player to hit at least 50 home runs in four consecutive seasons[10]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Memphis Redbirds Pacific Coast League Gaylen Pitts
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Chris Maloney
A Potomac Cannons Carolina League Joe Cunningham, Jr.
A Peoria Chiefs Midwest League Brian Rupp
Short-Season A New Jersey Cardinals New York–Penn League José Oquendo
Rookie Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Steve Turco

[11]

References[edit]

External links[edit]