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1999 Cleveland Indians season

1999 Cleveland Indians
AL Central Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Cleveland, Ohio (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Richard Jacobs
    General manager(s) John Hart
    Manager(s) Mike Hargrove
    Local television WUAB · FSN Ohio
    Local radio WTAM
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    The 1999 Cleveland Indians became the first team in the modern era of major league baseball to score over 1,000 runs during the regular season. They were shut out only 3 times in 162 games. Five Indians scored at least 100 runs and four drove in at least 100 runs. Left fielder Manny Ramirez drove in 165 runs, the most by any MLB player since Jimmie Foxx in 1938.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    July 3, 1999: Against the Kansas City Royals, Jim Thome hit the longest home run ever in Cleveland Indians history, a 511ft bomb to center field which managed to clear the outer gates and onto Eagle Avenue outside of Jacobs Field.

    Season standings

    AL Central W L Pct. GB
    Cleveland Indians   97   65 .599    --
    Chicago White Sox   75   86 .466 21.5
    Detroit Tigers   69   92 .429 27.5
    Kansas City Royals   64   97 .398 32.5
    Minnesota Twins   63   97 .394 33.0

    Transactions

    • April 14, 1999: Jhonny Peralta was signed as an amateur free agent by the Indians.[5]

    Roster

    1999 Cleveland Indians
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    Game log

    1999 Game Log

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

    Pos Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
    C Einar Díaz 119 392 43 110 21 1 3 32 .281 11
    1B Jim Thome 146 494 101 137 27 2 33 108 .277 0
    2B Roberto Alomar 159 563 138 182 40 3 24 120 .323 37
    3B Travis Fryman 85 322 45 82 16 2 10 48 .255 2
    SS Omar Vizquel 144 574 112 191 36 4 5 66 .333 42
    LF David Justice 133 429 75 123 18 0 21 88 .287 1
    CF Kenny Lofton 120 465 110 140 28 6 7 39 .301 25
    RF Manny Ramirez 147 522 131 174 34 3 44 165 .333 2
    DH Wil Cordero 54 194 35 58 15 0 8 32 .299 2

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

    Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
    Sandy Alomar, Jr. 37 137 19 42 13 0 6 25 .307 0
    Carlos Baerga 22 57 4 13 0 0 1 5 .228 1
    Harold Baines 28 85 5 23 2 0 1 22 .271 0
    Pat Borders 6 20 2 6 0 1 0 3 .300 0
    Russell Branyan 11 38 4 8 2 0 1 6 .211 0
    Jolbert Cabrera 30 37 6 7 1 0 0 0 .189 3
    Jacob Cruz 32 88 14 29 5 1 3 17 .330 0
    Tyler Houston 13 27 2 4 1 0 1 3 .148 0
    Jesse Levis 10 26 0 4 0 0 0 3 .154 0
    Jeff Manto 12 25 5 5 0 0 1 2 .200 0
    John McDonald 18 21 2 7 0 0 0 0 .333 0
    Alex Ramírez 48 97 11 29 6 1 3 18 .299 1
    Dave Roberts 41 143 26 34 4 0 2 12 .238 11
    Richie Sexson 134 479 72 122 17 7 31 116 .255 3
    Chris Turner 12 21 3 4 0 0 0 0 .190 1
    Mark Whiten 8 25 2 4 1 0 1 4 .160 0
    Enrique Wilson 113 332 41 87 22 1 2 24 .262 5

    Note: Pitchers' batting statistics are not included above.

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

    Player W L ERA G GS IP BB K
    Dave Burba 15 9 4.25 34 34 220.0 96 174
    Bartolo Colón 18 5 3.95 32 32 205.0 76 161
    Charles Nagy 17 11 4.95 33 32 202.0 59 126
    Jaret Wright 8 10 6.06 26 26 133.2 77 91
    Dwight Gooden 3 4 6.26 26 22 115.0 67 88

    Other pitchers

    Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

    Player W L ERA G GS SV IP BB K
    Mark Langston 1 2 5.25 25 5 0 61.2 29 43
    Chris Haney 0 2 4.69 13 4 0 40.1 16 22
    Jim Brower 3 1 4.56 9 2 0 25.2 10 18
    Tom Candiotti 1 1 11.05 7 2 0 14.2 7 11

    Relief pitchers

    Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

    Player W L ERA G SV IP BB K
    Mike Jackson 3 4 4.06 72 39 68.2 26 55
    Paul Shuey 8 5 3.53 72 6 81.2 40 103
    Steve Reed 3 2 4.23 63 0 61.2 20 44
    Ricardo Rincón 2 3 4.43 59 0 44.2 24 30
    Paul Assenmacher 2 1 8.18 55 0 33.0 17 29
    Steve Karsay 10 2 2.97 50 1 78.2 30 68
    David Riske 1 1 8.36 12 0 14.0 6 16
    Sean DePaula 0 0 4.63 11 0 11.2 3 18
    Rich DeLucia 0 1 6.75 6 0 9.1 9 7
    Tom Martin 0 1 8.68 6 0 9.1 3 8
    Dave Stevens 0 0 10.00 5 0 9.0 8 6
    Paul Wagner 1 0 4.15 3 0 4.1 3 0
    Jerry Spradlin 0 0 18.00 4 0 3.0 3 2
    Jason Rakers 0 0 4.50 1 0 2.0 1 0
    Jim Poole 1 0 18.00 3 0 1.0 3 0
    Jeff Tam 0 0 81.00 1 0 0.1 1 0

    Award winners

    All-Star Game

    Minor league affiliates

    Classification level Team League Season article
    AAA Buffalo Bisons International League 1999 Buffalo Bisons season
    AA Akron Aeros Eastern League 1999 Akron Aeros season
    Advanced A Kinston Indians Carolina League
    A Columbus RedStixx South Atlantic League
    Short Season A Mahoning Valley Scrappers New York–Penn League
    Rookie Burlington Indians Appalachian League

    Notes

    References