1999 Boston Red Sox season

1999 Boston Red Sox season

The 1999 Boston Red Sox season involved the Red Sox' finishing 2nd in the American League East with a record of 94 wins and 68 losses.[1] Pedro Martinez won the AL Cy Young Award and become the second pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in both leagues.[2]

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 98 64 .605    --
Boston Red Sox 94 68 .580  4.0
Toronto Blue Jays 84 78 .519 14.0
Baltimore Orioles 78 84 .481 20.0
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 69 93 .426 29.0

Source[6]

Opening Day Line Up

30 José Offerman DH
20 Darren Lewis CF
13 John Valentin 3B
  5 Nomar Garciaparra     SS
25 Troy O'Leary LF
24 Mike Stanley 1B
10 Scott Hatteberg C
  3 Jeff Frye 2B
  7 Trot Nixon RF
45 Pedro Martínez P

Source[7]

All-Star Game

The 1999 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 70th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL). Red Sox legend Ted Williams threw the ceremonial first pitch. Three members of the Red Sox played in the game. Pitcher Pedro Martínez and shortstop Nomar Garciaparra were starters, while second baseman José Offerman was a reserve. The game, won by the American League 4-1, was held on July 13, 1999 at Fenway Park.[8]

Notable transactions

Roster

1999 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player statistics

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
C
Jason Varitek
144
483
130
.269
20
76
1B
Mike Stanley
136
427
120
.281
19
72
2B
José Offerman
149
586
172
.294
8
69
SS
Nomar Garciaparra
135
532
190
.357
27
104
3B
John Valentin
113
450
114
.253
12
70
LF
Troy O'Leary
157
596
167
.280
28
103
CF
Darren Lewis
135
470
113
.240
2
40
RF
Trot Nixon
124
381
103
.270
15
52
DH
Reggie Jefferson
83
206
57
.277
5
17

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
Damon Buford
91
297
72
.242
6
38
Michael Coleman
2
5
1
.200
0
0
Brian Daubach
110
381
112
.294
21
73
Chad Fonville
3
2
0
.000
0
0
Jeff Frye
41
114
32
.281
1
12
Creighton Gubanich
18
47
13
.277
1
11
Scott Hatteberg
30
80
22
.275
1
11
Butch Huskey
45
124
33
.266
7
28
Steve Lomasney
1
2
0
.000
0
0
Lou Merloni
43
126
32
.254
1
13
Jon Nunnally
10
14
4
.286
0
1
Donnie Sadler
49
107
30
.280
0
4
Wilton Veras
36
118
34
.288
2
13
Lenny Webster
6
14
0
.000
0
1

Pitching

Starting rotation

Player G (GS) IP W L ERA SO
Pedro Martínez
31 (29)
213.1
23
4
2.07
303
Mark Portugal
31 (27)
150.1
7
12
5.51
79
Pat Rapp
37 (26)
146.1
6
7
4.12
90
Bret Saberhagen
22 (22)
119.0
10
6
2.95
81
Brian Rose
22 (18)
98.0
7
6
4.87
51

Other pitchers

Player G (GS) IP W L S ERA SO
Tim Wakefield
49 (17)
140.0
6
11
15
5.08
104
Derek Lowe
74 (0)
109.1
6
3
15
2.63
80
John Wasdin
45 (0)
74.1
8
3
2
4.12
57
Rheal Cormier
60 (0)
63.1
2
0
0
3.69
39
Mark Guthrie
46 (0)
46.1
1
1
2
5.83
36
Rich Garcés
30 (0)
40.2
5
1
2
1.55
33
Jin Ho Cho
9 (7)
39.1
2
3
0
5.72
16
Bryce Florie
14 (2)
30.0
2
0
0
4.80
25
Kent Mercker
5 (5)
25.2
2
0
0
3.51
17
Jim Corsi
23 (0)
24.0
1
2
0
5.25
14
Ramón Martínez
4 (4)
20.2
2
1
0
3.05
15
Tom Gordon
21 (0)
17.2
0
2
11
5.60
24
Rod Beck
12 (0)
14.0
0
1
3
1.93
12
Tim Harikkala
7 (0)
13.0
1
1
0
6.23
7
Juan Peña
2 (2)
13.0
2
0
0
0.69
15
Tomo Ohka
8 (2)
13.0
1
2
0
6.23
8
Kip Gross
11 (1)
12.2
0
2
0
7.82
9
Bob Wolcott
4 (0)
6.2
0
0
0
8.10
2
Marino Santana
3 (0)
4.0
0
0
0
15.75
4
Kirk Bullinger
4 (0)
2.0
0
0
0
4.50
0

Source[1]

Playoffs

Division Series

Boston wins the series, 3-2[11]

Game Home Score Visitor Score Date Series
1 Cleveland 3 Boston 2 October 6 1-0 (CLE)
2 Cleveland 11 Boston 1 October 7 2-0 (CLE)
3 Boston 9 Cleveland 3 October 9 2-1 (CLE)
4 Boston 23 Cleveland 7 October 10 2-2
5 Cleveland 8 Boston 12 October 11 3-2 (BOS)

League Championship Series

New York wins the series, 4-1[12]

Game Home Score Visitor Score Date Series
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)

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Gary Jones
AA Trenton Thunder Eastern League DeMarlo Hale
A Sarasota Red Sox Florida State League Butch Hobson
A Augusta GreenJackets South Atlantic League Billy Gardner, Jr.
Short-Season A Lowell Spinners New York-Penn League Luis Aguayo
Rookie GCL Red Sox Gulf Coast League John Sanders
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Augusta[13]

References

External links

  • 1999 Boston Red Sox team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1999 Boston Red Sox season at Baseball Almanac
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