- 1999 World Series
Infobox World Series Expanded
year = 1999
New York Yankees(4)
champion_games = 98-64, .605, GA: 4
runnerup_games = 103-59, .636, GA: 6½
October 23- October 27
Mariano Rivera(New York)
television = NBC
Bob Costasand Joe Morgan
radio_network = ESPN
Jon Millerand Rick Sutcliffe
Randy Marsh(NL), Derryl Cousins(AL), Gerry Davis (NL), Rocky Roe(AL), Steve Rippley(NL), Jim Joyce(AL)
HOFers = none.
New York Yankeesover Boston Red Sox(4-1)
Atlanta Bravesover New York Mets(4-2)
The 1999 World Series matched the defending champion
New York Yankeesagainst the Atlanta Braves, with the Yankees sweeping the Series in four games for their second title in a row and 25th overall. It is remembered for Chad Curtis' home run in Game 3, which gave the Yankees a 6-5 victory and Game 2, featuring Jim Gray of NBC's infamous interview with Pete Rose.
New York Yankees(4) vs NL Atlanta Braves(0)
October 23, 1999at Turner Fieldin Atlanta, GeorgiaLinescore
Orlando Hernández(1-0)|LP= Greg Maddux(0-1)|SV= Mariano Rivera(1)
The 1999 series opened with
Greg Madduxfacing Orlando Hernándezin Game 1. The Braves got on the board first in the series when Chipper Joneslaunched a home run down the right field line in the 4th. That would be the only hit that El Duquewould allow through 7 innings while striking out 10 Atlanta batters. Maddux pitched scoreless into the 8th before running into major trouble. It began when Scott Brosiussingled for the third time in the game. Pinch hitter Darryl Strawberrywalked and Chuck Knoblauchreached when Braves first baseman Brian Hunter mishandled his sacrifice bunt attempt. Derek Jeterstroked a single into left with the bases loaded driving in a run. With still none out and the bases juiced, Atlanta reliever John Rockergave up a two run single to Paul O'Neill through the right side making it 3-1 Yankees. Rocker then walked Jim Leyritzlater in the inning with the bases loaded to force home another run. Mariano Riverapicked up the save to wrap up the 4-1 victory.
October 24, 1999at Turner Fieldin Atlanta, GeorgiaLinescore
David Cone(1-0)|LP= Kevin Millwood(0-1)|SV=|
Game 2 featured the presentation of the All Century team as well as a Yankee explosion of early runs off Atlanta starter Kevin Millwood. In the first, Knoblauch, Jeter, and O'Neill opened the game with singles. After a double play groundout, both Tino Martinez and Scott Brosius drove in a run each to gave the Yankees a 3-0 in the first. From there the Yankees and
David Conecoasted to a 7-2 win.
Payne Stewart, a good friend of Braves third baseman Chipper Jones, died between Games 2 and 3. Yankee right fielder Paul O'Neil's father died a few hours before Game 4.
October 26, 1999at Yankee Stadiumin New York, New YorkLinescore
Mariano Rivera(1-0)|LP= Mike Remlinger(0-1)|SV=
Chuck Knoblauch(1), Tino Martinez(1), Chad Curtis2 (2)|
Game 3 in New York matched up Andy Pettite and Tom Glavine. Pettite got rocked early. Bret Boone drove in Gerald Williams with a RBI double in the 1st. In the 3rd, Brian Jordan had an RBI single scoring Boone and Jose Hernandez doubled in Jordan and Andruw Jones. Bret Boone doubled in Gerald Williams for a second time in the game in the 4th to make the score 5-1. Glavine was sharp but gave up solo homers to Martinez and Chad Curtis in the middle innings trimming the Braves lead to 5-3. Then in the 8th, Glavine surrendered a 2-run homer just over the short porch in right to Knoblauch to tie up the game at 5-5. The score remain knotted until the bottom of the 10th when Chad Curtis blasted a walk-off home run (his second HR of the game) off Mike Remlinger, giving the Yankees a commanding 3-0 lead in the series.
= [http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/baseballs_best/mlb_bb_gamepage.jsp?story_page=bb_99ws_gm4_atlnya Game 4] =
October 27, 1999at Yankee Stadiumin New York, New YorkLinescore
Roger Clemens(1-0)|LP= John Smoltz(0-1)|SV= Mariano Rivera(2)
Game 4 featured a battle of hard throwing Cy Young award winners; Roger Clemens and John Smoltz. In the 3rd, the Yanks broke through when Tino Martinez singled off Ryan Klesko's foot driving in 2 runs with the bases loaded. Jorge Posada followed with another RBI single making the score 3-0. Clemens was outstanding until the 7th when Boone singled in Walt Weiss. Jim Leyritz added another run with a solo shot in the 8th adding to his legacy as a great postseason performer. Rivera got Keith Lockhart to fly out to LF for the final out of the series. Rivera was named MVP.
The 1999 New York Yankees became the first team to win the World Series in consecutive sweeps since the 1938-1939 Yankees. It was also the first sweep by a team without home-field advantage since 1966 when Baltimore swept the Dodgers. The Yankees' 11-1 postseason record was the best ever. That record was tied by the
Chicago White Soxin 2005. The Yankees players were each paid $326,000 for this World Championship.
1999 World Series (4-0):
New York Yankees(A.L.) over Atlanta Braves(N.L.)Linescore
New York Yankees
Total Attendance: 216,114 Average Attendance: 54,029 | Winning Player’s Share: – $307,809 Losing Player’s Share – $203,542cite web|url=http://www.baseball-almanac.com/ws/wsshares.shtml|title=World Series Gate Receipts and Player Shares|accessdate=2008-05-07|publisher=Baseball Almanac]
*cite web |author=Forman, Sean L. |title=1999 World Series |date= |work=Baseball-Reference.com - Major League Statistics and Information. |url=http://www.baseball-reference.com/postseason/1999_WS.shtml |accessdate=2007-12-09
* [http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/99play/series.htm 1999 World Series Coverage]
* [http://baseball-almanac.com/ws/yr1999ws.shtml 1999 World Series by Baseball Almanac]
* [http://www.sportingnews.com/archives/worldseries/1999.html History of the World Series - 1999]
* [http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/baseballs_best/mlb_bb_gamepage.jsp?story_page=bb_99nlcs_gm5_atlnym 1999 NLCS | Game 5]
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