1999 Milwaukee Brewers season

The Milwaukee Brewers' 1999 season involved the Brewers' finishing 5th in the National League Central with a record of 74 wins and 87 losses.

1999 Milwaukee Brewers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Bud Selig
General manager(s)Sal Bando, Dean Taylor
Manager(s)Phil Garner, Jim Lefebvre
Local televisionWCGV-TV
Midwest SC
(Matt Vasgersian, Len Kasper, Bill Schroeder)
Local radioWTMJ (AM)
(Bob Uecker, Jim Powell, Len Kasper)
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Offseason

  • November 11, 1998: Bob Hamelin was released by the Brewers.[1]
  • November 20, 1998: Héctor Ramírez was signed as a free agent by the Brewers.[2]
  • December 1, 1999: Norberto Martin was signed as a free agent by the Brewers.[3]
  • December 2, 1999: Dave Weathers was signed as a free agent with the Milwaukee Brewers.[4]
  • December 14, 1998: The Brewers traded a player to be named later to the Minnesota Twins for Alex Ochoa. The Brewers completed the deal by sending Darrell Nicholas (minors) to the Twins on December 15.[5]
  • December 18, 1998: Marc Newfield was released by the Brewers.[6]
  • January 27, 1999: Jim Abbott was signed as a free agent by the Brewers.[7]

Regular season

  • July 14, 1999: "Big Blue", a massive crane that was used to put the roof panels on soon to be completed Miller Park, collapsed while attempting to place one of the panels. Ultimately, this accident delayed the opening of Miller Park a full season and it wasn't opened until April 2001.
(1999)

Paul Molitor
3B: 1978–92

Opening Day Starters

  • Sean Berry
  • Jeromy Burnitz
  • Jeff Cirillo
  • Marquis Grissom
  • Geoff Jenkins
  • Mark Loretta
  • Dave Nilsson
  • Bill Pulsipher
  • Fernando Viña

[8]

Season standings

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Houston Astros 9765 0.599 50–32 47–33
Cincinnati Reds 9667 0.589 45–37 51–30
Pittsburgh Pirates 7883 0.484 18½ 45–36 33–47
St. Louis Cardinals 7586 0.466 21½ 38–42 37–44
Milwaukee Brewers 7487 0.460 22½ 32–48 42–39
Chicago Cubs 6795 0.414 30 34–47 33–48

Record vs. opponents


Source: NL Standings Head-to-Head
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Arizona 4–57–21–86–78–15–47–65–46–37–28–15–211–29–34–47–8
Atlanta 5–42–58–15–49–46–15–45–29–49–38–56–35–44–58–19–9
Chicago 2–75–25–84–56–33–92–76–62–53–62–77–66–31–77–56–9
Cincinnati 8–11–88–57–26–19–44–36–64–35–56–37–66–34–58–47-8
Colorado 7–64–55–42–75–42–68–56–36–34–55–42–74–94–94–54–8
Florida 1–84–93–61–64–52–77–25–48–43–102–113–43–64–53–411–7
Houston 4–51–69–34–96–27-26–38–57–24–56–15–78–15–45–712–3
Los Angeles 6–74–57–23–45–82–73–67–25–44–46–33–63–98–53–68–7
Milwaukee 4–52–56–66–63–64–55–82–75–42–55–48–43–54–57–68–6
Montreal 3–64–95–23–43–64–82–74–54–55–86–63–65–34–55–48–10
New York 2–73–96–35–55–410–35–44–45–28–56–67–27–27–25–212–6
Philadelphia 1-85–87–23–64–511–21–63–64–56–66–63–46–32–64–511–7
Pittsburgh 2–53–66–76–77–24–37–56–34–86–32–74–33–64–57–57–8
San Diego 2–114–53–63–69–46–31–89–35–33–52–73–66–35–72–711–4
San Francisco 3–95–47–15–49–45–44–55–85–45–42–76–25–47–56–37–8
St. Louis 4–41–85–74–85–44–37–56–36–74–52–55–45–77–23–67–8

Notable transactions

  • April 12, 1999: Aaron Small was signed as a free agent by the Brewers.[9]
  • May 23, 1999: Aaron Small was released by the Brewers.[9]
  • June 2, 1999: Ben Sheets was drafted by the Brewers in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1999 Major League Baseball draft. Player signed July 30, 1999.[10]
  • August 12, 1999: Jason Bere was signed as a free agent by the Brewers.[11]
  • August 18, 1999: Rich Becker was traded by the Brewers to the Oakland Athletics for a player to be named later. The Athletics completed the deal by sending Carl Dale to the Brewers on August 20.[12]

Roster

1999 Milwaukee Brewers
Roster
Pitchers
  • 25 Jim Abbott
  • 47 Jason Bere
  • 32 Rocky Coppinger
  • 13 Jeff D'Amico
  • 51 Carl Dale
  • 58 Valerio de los Santos
  • 21 Cal Eldred
  • 51 Horacio Estrada
  • 48 Steve Falteisek
  • 40 Chad Fox
  • 45 Reggie Harris
  • 42 Scott Karl
  • 28 Mike Myers
  • 11 Hideo Nomo
  • 41 Kyle Peterson
  • 43 Jim Pittsley
  • 38 Eric Plunk
  • 46 Bill Pulsipher
  • 54 Héctor Ramírez
  • 47 Al Reyes
  • 52 Rafael Roque
  • 49 David Weathers
  • 27 Bob Wickman
  • 37 Steve Woodard
Catchers
  • 50 Robinson Cancel
  • 18 Charlie Greene
  • 31 Bobby Hughes
  • 14 Dave Nilsson

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

  • 39 Bill Campbell (Pitching)
  • 35 Bill Castro (Bullpen)
  • ? Ron Jackson (First Base), (Hitting)
  • 29 Jim Lefebvre (Hitting)
  • 36 Doug Mansolino(Third Base)
  • 12 Bob Melvin (Bench)

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; Avg. = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Pos Player G AB R H HR RBI Avg. SB
CDave Nilsson115343561062162.3091
1BMark Loretta15358793170567.2904
2BRon Belliard12445760135858.2954
3BJeff Cirillo157607981981588.3267
SSJosé Valentín8925645581038.2273
CFMarquis Grissom154603921612083.26724
RFJeromy Burnitz1304678712633103.2707
LFGeoff Jenkins135447701402182.3135

[13]

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; Avg. = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H HR RBI Avg. SB
Alex Ochoa1192774783840.3006
Sean Berry1062592659223.2280
Brian Banks1052193453522.2426
Fernando Viña371541741116.2665
Rich Becker891391535516.2525
Lou Collier741351835221.2593
Kevin Barker381171333323.2821
Bobby Hughes48101102638.2570
Robinson Cancel15445805.1820
Charlie Greene32424801.1900
Lyle Mouton14172313.1760
Eddie Zosky871100.1430

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts; BB = Walks allowed

Player G IP W L ERA SO BB
Scott Karl33197.211114.787469
Steve Woodard31185.01184.5211936
Hideo Nomo28176.11284.5416178
Bill Pulsipher1987.1565.984236
Cal Eldred2082.0287.796046
Jim Abbott2082.0286.913742
Jason Bere523.1204.631910

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games; IP = Inning pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Rafael Roque4384.1165.3466
Kyle Peterson1777.0474.5634

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
Bob Wickman7138373.3960
Mike Myers712105.2335
Eric Plunk684405.0263
David Weathers637424.6574
Rocky Coppinger295303.6839
Al Reyes262004.2539
Héctor Ramírez151203.439
Jim Pittsley150104.8213
Steve Falteisek100007.505
Reggie Harris80003.0011
Valerio De Los Santos70106.485
Chad Fox600010.8012
Horacio Estrada40007.365
Carl Dale401020.254
Jeff D'Amico10000.001

Farm system

The Brewers' farm system consisted of eight minor league affiliates in 1999.[14] The Brewers operated a Venezuelan Summer League team as a co-op with the Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants.

Level Team League Manager
Triple-A Louisville RiverBats International League Gary Allenson
Double-A Huntsville Stars Southern League Darrell Evans
Class A-Advanced Stockton Ports California League Bernie Moncallo and Carlos Ponce
Class A Beloit Snappers Midwest League Don Money
Rookie Helena Brewers Pioneer League Carlos Lezcano
Rookie Ogden Raptors Pioneer League Jon Pont and Ed Sedar
Rookie DSL Brewers Dominican Summer League
Rookie VSL La Victoria Venezuelan Summer League

References

  1. Bob Hamelin at Baseball-Reference
  2. Héctor Ramírez at Baseball-Reference
  3. Norberto Martin at Baseball-Reference
  4. "David Weathers Stats | Baseball-Reference.com".
  5. Alex Ochoa at Baseball-Reference
  6. Marc Newfield at Baseball-Reference
  7. Jim Abbott at Baseball-Reference
  8. 1999 Milwaukee Brewers Roster by Baseball Almanac
  9. Aaron Small at Baseball-Reference
  10. Ben Sheets at Baseball-Reference
  11. Jason Bere at Baseball-Reference
  12. Rich Becker at Baseball-Reference
  13. "1999 Milwaukee Brewers Statistics | Baseball-Reference.com".
  14. "1999 Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Affiliates". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
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