1999 Cleveland Indians season

1999 Cleveland Indians
AL Central Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Richard Jacobs
General manager(s) John Hart
Manager(s) Mike Hargrove
Local television WUAB
Jack Corrigan, Mike Hegan
FSN Ohio
John Sanders, Rick Manning
Local radio WTAM
Tom Hamilton, Dave Nelson, Matt Underwood, Mike Hegan
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The 1999 Cleveland Indians are the only team in Major League Baseball since 1950 to score over 1,000 runs during the regular season.[1] 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. Right 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 a 511 ft home run, the longest ever in Cleveland Indians history. It was hit to center field and cleared the outer gates onto Eagle Avenue outside of Jacobs Field.

Season standings

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 9765 0.599 47–34 50–31
Chicago White Sox 7586 0.466 21½ 38–42 37–44
Detroit Tigers 6992 0.429 27½ 38–43 31–49
Kansas City Royals 6497 0.398 32½ 33–47 31–50
Minnesota Twins 6397 0.394 33 31–50 32–47

Record vs. opponents

1999 American League Records

Sources:
Team ANA BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL 
Anaheim 3–91–95–51–95–57–56–46–48–46–67–56–63–96–12
Baltimore 9–35–77–31–95–56–48–14–95–75–55–76–61–1111–7
Boston 9–17–57–58–47–58–26–48–44–67–34–94–59–36–12
Chicago 5–53–75–73–97–56–68–3–15–73–74–86–45–56–49–9
Cleveland 9–19–14–89–38–57–59–33–710–27–35–43–75–79–9
Detroit 5–55–55–75–75–87–46–65–74–63–74–55–52–108–10
Kansas City 5–74–62–86–65–74–75–85–46–67–52–84–63–76–12
Minnesota 4–61–84–63–8–13–96–68–54–67–54–85–50–124–610–7
New York 4–69–44–87–57–37–54–56–46–49–18–48–410–29–9
Oakland 4–87–56–47–32–106–46–65–74–66–69–15–78–212–6
Seattle 6–65–53–78–43–77–35–78–41–96–68–45–87–27–11
Tampa Bay 5–77–59–44–64–55–48–25–54–81–94–84–85–84–14
Texas 6–66–65–45–57–35–56–412–04–87–58–58–46–410–8
Toronto 9–311–13–94–67–510–27–36–42–102–82–78–54–69–9

Transactions

  • April 14, 1999: Jhonny Peralta was signed as an amateur free agent by the Indians.[6]

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
CEinar Díaz11939243110211332.28111
1BJim Thome14649410113727233108.2770
2BRoberto Alomar15956313818240324120.32337
3BTravis Fryman8532245821621048.2552
SSOmar Vizquel144574112191364566.33342
LFDavid Justice133429751231802188.2871
CFKenny Lofton120465110140286739.30125
RFManny Ramirez14752213117434344165.3332
DHWil Cordero541943558150832.2992

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.371371942130625.3070
Carlos Baerga22574130015.2281
Harold Baines288552320122.2710
Pat Borders620260103.3000
Russell Branyan1138482016.2110
Jolbert Cabrera3037671000.1893
Jacob Cruz3288142951317.3300
Tyler Houston1327241013.1480
Jesse Levis1026040003.1540
Jeff Manto1225550012.2000
John McDonald1821270000.3330
Alex Ramírez4897112961318.2991
Dave Roberts41143263440212.23811
Richie Sexson1344797212217731116.2553
Chris Turner1221340000.1901
Mark Whiten825241014.1600
Enrique Wilson1133324187221224.2625

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 Burba1594.253434220.096174
Bartolo Colón1853.953232205.076161
Charles Nagy17114.953332202.059126
Jaret Wright8106.062626133.27791
Dwight Gooden346.262622115.06788

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 Langston125.25255061.22943
Chris Haney024.69134040.11622
Jim Brower314.5692025.21018
Tom Candiotti1111.0572014.2711

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 Jackson344.06723968.22655
Paul Shuey853.5372681.240103
Steve Reed324.2363061.22044
Ricardo Rincón234.4359044.22430
Paul Assenmacher218.1855033.01729
Steve Karsay1022.9750178.23068
David Riske118.3612014.0616
Sean DePaula004.6311011.2318
Rich DeLucia016.75609.197
Tom Martin018.68609.138
Dave Stevens0010.00509.086
Paul Wagner104.15304.130
Jerry Spradlin0018.00403.032
Jason Rakers004.50102.010
Jim Poole1018.00301.030
Jeff Tam0081.00100.110

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

  1. Rochford, Jeremy (September 9, 2014). "The Last 1,000 Run Team". Striking Out Looking.
  2. https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/avenbr01.shtml
  3. Brian Giles at Baseball Reference
  4. Roberto Alomar at Baseball Reference
  5. Mark Whiten at Baseball Reference
  6. Jhonny Peralta at Baseball Reference

References

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