1999 NECBL season

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1999 NECBL season
Regular season
Duration June 7 – August 1
Start date August 2
Semifinal 1 Danbury over Keene
Semifinal 2 Middletown over Rhode Island (Reds)
NECBL Championship Series
Site Palmer Field, Rogers Park
Champions Middletown
1998  NECBL seasons  2000

The 1999 NECBL season was the sixth season of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. The league expanded to eight franchises with the addition of the Rhode Island Gulls, the league's second franchise in the New England state of Rhode Island.

In the semifinal playoff rounds, Danbury defeated Keene 2-1, and Middletown defeated Rhode Island (Reds) 2-1. In the final round, Middletown defeated Danbury 3-1 to win their third consecutive NECBL championship.[1]

Regular season standings[edit]

Team Wins Losses Win Pct. GB
Keene Swamp Bats 27 14 .659 0
Middletown Giants 27 15 .643 .5
Rhode Island Reds 25 16 .610 2
Danbury Westerners 23 19 .548 4.5
Torrington Twisters 23 19 .548 4.5
Rhode Island Gulls 18 24 .429 9.5
Central Mass Collegians 13 28 .317 14
Eastern Tides 9 30 .231 17

League Awards[edit]

Award Player NECBL team Collegiate team
Most Valuable Player Matt Easterday Danbury Georgia Southern University
Top Pro Prospect Mark Malaska Danbury Akron University
10th Player Award Steve Langone Rhode Island (Reds) Boston College
Defensive Player of the Year Jeff Keppinger Keene University of Georgia
Top Pitcher Chad Coward Rhode Island (Reds) Guilford College
Top Relief Pitcher Bradley Turner Middletown Wofford College

External links[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.necbl.com/pdf/1999.pdf NECBL archive, URL accessed November 26, 2008