1999 New York Yankees season
|1999 New York Yankees|
1999 AL East Champions|
1999 AL Champions
1999 World Series Champions
|Major League affiliations|
(Bobby Murcer, Tim McCarver)
(Ken Singleton, Jim Kaat, Al Trautwig, Suzyn Waldman)
(John Sterling, Michael Kay)
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The New York Yankees' 1999 season was the 97th season for the Bronx based professional baseball team. The team finished with a record of 98-64 finishing 4 games ahead of the Boston Red Sox. New York was managed by Joe Torre. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium. In the playoffs, they got to the World Series and ended up beating the Atlanta Braves in 4 games to win their 25th World Series title.
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Death of Joe DiMaggio
- 4 Player stats
- 5 ALDS
- 6 ALCS
- 7 World series
- 8 Awards and honors
- 9 Trivia
- 10 Farm system
- 11 References
- November 10, 1998: Scott Brosius resigned as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
- November 11, 1998: David Cone resigned as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
- November 25, 1998: Bernie Williams resigned as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
- February 5, 1999: Jeff Juden was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
- February 18, 1999: Roger Clemens was traded by the Toronto Blue Jays to the New York Yankees for Homer Bush, Graeme Lloyd, and David Wells.
- March 30, 1999: Izzy Molina was traded by the Arizona Diamondbacks with Ben Ford to the New York Yankees for Darren Holmes and cash.
|New York Yankees||98||64||.605||--|
|Boston Red Sox||94||68||.580||4.0|
|Toronto Blue Jays||84||78||.519||14.0|
|Tampa Bay Devil Rays||69||93||.426||29.0|
- April 5, 1999: Darryl Strawberry signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
- July 31, 1999: Jim Leyritz was traded by the San Diego Padres to the New York Yankees for Geraldo Padua (minors).
|1999 New York Yankees|
David Cone's perfect game
- July 18, 1999 - The Yankees won 6-0 in Interleague Play against the Montreal Expos, which was also pitcher David Cone's perfect game. The perfect game was the last shutout he would throw in his career.
July 18, Yankee Stadium, New York
|Montreal Expos||AB||R||H||RBI||New York Yankees||AB||R||H||RBI|
|Wilton Guerrero, dh||3||0||0||0||Chuck Knoblauch, 2b||2||1||1||0|
|Terry Jones, cf||2||0||0||0||Derek Jeter, ss||4||1||1||2|
|James Mouton, cf||2||0||0||0||Paul O'Neill||4||1||1||0|
|Rondell White, lf||3||0||0||0||Bernie Williams, cf||4||0||1||1|
|Vladimir Guerrero, rf||3||0||0||0||Tino Martinez, 1b||4||0||1||0|
|Jose Vidro, 2b||3||0||0||0||Chili Davis, dh||3||1||1||0|
|Brad Fullmer, 1b||3||0||0||0||Ricky Ledée, lf||4||1||1||2|
|Chris Widger, c||3||0||0||0||Scott Brosius, 3b||2||1||0||0|
|Shane Andrews, 3b||2||0||0||0||Joe Girardi, c||3||0||1||1|
|Ryan McGuire, ph||2||0||0||0||David Cone, p||0||0||0||0|
|Orlando Cabrera, ss||3||0||0||0||NONE||0||0||0||0|
|Javier Vázquez, p||0||0||0||0||NONE||0||0||0||0|
|Bobby Ayala, p||0||0||0||0||NONE||0||0||0||0|
|Montreal Expos||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO||New York Yankees||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Javier Vázquez||7.2||7||6||6||2||3||David Cone||9.0||0||0||0||0||10|
Death of Joe DiMaggio
Following lung cancer surgery on October 14, 1998, Joe DiMaggio fell into an 18-hour coma on December 11. The coma forced his lawyer, Morris Engelberg, to admit that the positive reports he had been feeding to the press were greatly exaggerated. He claimed Joe made him promise not to tell even his family about his condition.
Joe was finally taken home on January 19, 1999. Days later, NBC broadcast a premature obituary; Engelberg claimed he and DiMaggio were watching TV and saw it. His last words, according to Engelberg, were "I'll finally get to see Marilyn." However, the day after DiMaggio's death, a hospice worker who cared for him gave a radically different account to The New York Post.
DiMaggio finally died on March 8, 1999. He was buried on March 11, 1999 in Colma, California, just south of his longtime home of San Francisco.
Starters by position
Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
|RF||O'Neill, PaulPaul O'Neill||153||597||170||.285||19||110|
|Nelson, JeffJeff Nelson||39||30.1||2||1||1||4.15||35|
- Game 1 @ Yankee Stadium: Yankees 8, Rangers 0
- Game 2 @ Yankee Stadium: Yankees 3, Rangers 1
- Game 3 @ The Ballpark in Arlington: Yankees 3, Rangers 0
New York wins the series, 4-1
|1||New York||4||Boston||3||October 13||1-0 (NYY)|
|2||New York||3||Boston||2||October 14||2-0 (NYY)|
|3||Boston||13||New York||1||October 16||2-1 (NYY)|
|4||Boston||2||New York||9||October 17||3-1 (NYY)|
|5||Boston||1||New York||6||October 18||4-1 (NYY)|
October 27, 1999 at Yankee Stadium in New York
Awards and honors
- Orlando Hernández, Pitcher, ALCS MVP
- Mariano Rivera, Relief Pitcher, World Series MVP
- Derek Jeter, American League Leader in Hits, 219 Hits
- David Cone, Pitcher, Reserve
- Derek Jeter, Shortstop, Reserve
- Mariano Rivera, Relief Pitcher, Reserve
- Bernie Williams, Outfield, Reserve
In the 1995 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Past Tense", a policeman from the 2020s called the 1999 New York Yankees the best team he'd ever seen. While it could be argued the 1998 team was better, it is considered remarkable that a television program that aired in 1995 could have even predicted such a successful season for a specific team.
- Scott Brosius Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- David Cone Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Bernie Williams Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Jeff Juden Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Roger Clemens Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Izzy Molina Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Darryl Strawberry Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Jim Leyritz Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- The Yankee Years, pp.74-75, Joe Torre and Tom Verducci, Doubleday Publishing, New York, ISBN 978-0-385-52740-8
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007
- 1999 New York Yankees
- 1999 World Series
- 1999 New York Yankees team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
- David Cone Perfect Game Box Score