1999 New York Mets season
The New York Mets' 1999 season was the 38th regular season for the Mets. They went 97-66 and finished 2nd in the NL East but won the NL Wild Card by beating the Cincinnati Reds in a one game playoff. They were managed by Bobby Valentine. They played home games at Shea Stadium.
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Roster
- 4 Player stats
- 5 NLDS
- 6 NLCS
- 7 Farm system
- 8 References
- 9 External links
- November 11, 1998: Bobby Bonilla was traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers to the New York Mets for Mel Rojas.
- December 1, 1998: Todd Hundley was traded by the New York Mets with Arnold Gooch (minors) to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Roger Cedeño and Charles Johnson.
- December 1, 1998: Charles Johnson was traded by the New York Mets to the Baltimore Orioles for Armando Benítez.
- December 1, 1998: Robin Ventura was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.
- December 16, 1998: Rickey Henderson signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.
- December 18, 1998: Josías Manzanillo was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.
Opening Day starters
- Edgardo Alfonzo
- Bobby Bonilla
- Rickey Henderson
- Al Leiter
- Brian McRae
- John Olerud
- Rey Ordóñez
- Mike Piazza
- Robin Ventura
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- July 31, 1999: Brian McRae was traded by the New York Mets with Thomas Johnson (minors) and Rigo Beltran to the Colorado Rockies for Darryl Hamilton and Chuck McElroy.
- July 31, 1999: Jason Isringhausen was traded by the New York Mets with Greg McMichael to the Oakland Athletics for Billy Taylor.
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Starters by position
Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
New York wins series, 3-1
|1||New York 8, Arizona 4||October 5|
|2||Arizona 7, New York 1||October 6|
|3||New York 9, Arizona 2||October 8|
|4||New York 4, Arizona 3 (10 innings)||October 9|
| WP: Greg Maddux (1-0) LP: Masato Yoshii (0-1) Sv: John Rocker (1)|
ATL: Eddie Pérez (1)
| WP: Kevin Millwood (1-0) LP: Kenny Rogers (0-1) Sv: John Smoltz (1)|
NYM: Melvin Mora (1)
ATL: Brian Jordan (1);Eddie Pérez (2)
| WP: Tom Glavine (1-0) LP: Al Leiter (0-1) Sv: John Rocker (2)|
| WP: Turk Wendell (1-0) LP: Mike Remlinger (0-1) Sv: Armando Benítez (1)|
ATL: Brian Jordan (2); Ryan Klesko (1)
NYM: John Olerud (1)
- In the bottom of the 15th inning, the Mets managed to load the bases against Braves relief pitcher Kevin McGlinchy. Mets catcher Todd Pratt drew a bases loaded walk, tying the score at 3-3.
- The next batter was Mets third baseman Robin Ventura. Ventura crushed the 2-1 pitch over the wall in right-center for a grand slam, winning the game for the Mets and driving the Mets players and fans into a frenzied celebration. Ventura, however, never reached second base as Todd Pratt, the runner who was on first, picked him up in celebration. Subsequently, Ventura was mobbed by his teammates, never finishing his trot around the bases. Because he failed to touch all four bases, the hit was officially scored a single. Roger Cedeño, the runner on third at the time, was ruled the only runner to have crossed home plate before the on-field celebration began and the Mets were awarded a 4-3 victory. Thus, Ventura was only credited with a single and one RBI. This play is now referred to as the grand slam single.
| WP: Octavio Dotel (1-0) LP: Kevin McGlinchy (0-1)|
NYM: John Olerud (2)
| WP: Russ Springer (1-0) LP: Kenny Rogers (0-2)|
NYM: Mike Piazza (1)
|AAA||Norfolk Tides||International League||John Gibbons|
|AA||Binghamton Mets||Eastern League||Doug Davis|
|A||St. Lucie Mets||Florida State League||Howie Freiling|
|A||Capital City Bombers||South Atlantic League||Dave Engle|
|Short-Season A||Pittsfield Mets||New York–Penn League||Tony Tijerina|
|Rookie||Kingsport Mets||Appalachian League||Guy Conti|
|Rookie||GCL Mets||Gulf Coast League||John Stephenson|
- 1999 New York Mets
- 1999 New York Mets team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
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