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1999 St. Louis Cardinals season

1999 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
  • St. Louis, Missouri (since 1882)
  • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    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

    • 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

    1999 St. Louis Cardinals
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    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

    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

    Starting pitchers

    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

    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

    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

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

    Farm system

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    References

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