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Encyclopedia > 1999 National League Championship Series

The 1999 National League Championship Series, to determine the champion of Major League Baseball's National League, was played between the East Division Champion Atlanta Braves and the Wild Card New York Mets. See also: 1998 in sports, other events of 1999, 2000 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Athletics Hicham El Guerrouj sets the new World Record in the mile at the World Championships in Rome. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Championship Series (NLCS) determines who wins the National League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series, facing the winner of the American League Championship Series. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876-present) East Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1995 â€¢ 1957 â€¢ 1914 NL Pennants (17) 1999 â€¢ 1996 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1992 1991 â€¢ 1958 â€¢ 1957 â€¢ 1948 1914 â€¢ 1898 â€¢ 1897 â€¢ 1893 1892 â€¢ 1891 â€¢ 1883 â€¢ 1878 1877 East Division titles (11) 2005... Major league affiliations National League (1962-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1986 â€¢ 1969 NL Pennants (4) 2000 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1969 East Division titles (4) 1988 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1969 Wild card berths (2) 2000 â€¢ 1999 Major league nicknames New York Mets (1962-present) Major...


Umpires: Ed Montague, Jeff Kellogg, Charlie Reliford, Ed Rapuano, Jerry Layne, Jerry Crawford Ed Montague is the name of two people, a father and son, with notable achievements in Major League Baseball: Edward Michael Montague (born November 3, 1948 in San Francisco, California) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. ... Charles Harold Reliford (born September 19, 1955 in Ashland, Kentucky) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. ... Jerry Blake Layne (born September 28, 1958 in Pikeville, Kentucky) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the National League from 1989 to 1999, and throughout both major leagues since 2000. ...


Television: NBC (Bob Costas and Joe Morgan announcing) For other uses, see NBC (disambiguation). ... Robert Quinlan Costas (born March 22, 1952 in Queens, New York) is an American sportscaster, on the air for the NBC network since the early 1980s. ... This article is about the baseball player. ...

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Game 1

The Braves began their eighth consecutive NLCS with a 4-2 victory over the Mets, defeating a team they left for dead two weeks earlier. Greg Maddux tossed seven solid innings, future NLCS MVP Eddie PĂ©rez homered and light-hitting shortstop Walt Weiss went 3-for-4 with a run scored and RBI for the Braves. Greg Maddux pitches against the Dodgers as a Chicago Cub Gregory Alan Maddux (born April 14, 1966 in San Angelo, Texas, USA) is a right-handed baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. ... Eddie Pérez, born Eduardo Rafael Pérez (May 4, 1968 in Ciudad Ojeda, Zulia State, Venezuela), is a Major League Baseball catcher who plays for the Atlanta Braves (2004-present). ... Walter William Weiss (born November 28, 1963 in Tuxedo, New York) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the Oakland Athletics, Florida Marlins, Colorado Rockies, and Atlanta Braves. ...


John Rocker recorded the final four outs for the save, his second of the postseason, to seal Atlanta's fourth straight win. John Loy Rocker (born October 17, 1974) is an American Major League Baseball relief pitcher, who played the better-known part of his career in 3 1/2 seasons with the Atlanta Braves, before being traded to the Cleveland Indians. ...


Game 2

Brian Jordan and Eddie Perez hit two-run homers in the sixth inning as the Braves edged the Mets, 4-3, and took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Brian ONeal Jordan (born March 29, 1967 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a current outfielder for the Atlanta Braves. ...


Kevin Millwood (2-0) held the Mets in check to win his second straight postseason start, allowing three runs -- two earned -- over 7 1/3 innings. Kevin Austin Millwood (born December 24, 1974 in Gastonia, North Carolina) is a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who plays for the Texas Rangers . ...


John Rocker worked out of a jam in the eighth by striking out two, but after pitching 1 1/3 innings in Game 1, manager Bobby Cox turned to Game 4 starter John Smoltz for the ninth. Robert Joseph Cox, most widely known as Bobby Cox, (born May 21, 1941 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA) is a former player — and current manager — in Major League Baseball. ... John Andrew Smoltz (born May 15, 1967 in Detroit, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball player. ...


Game 3

Tom Glavine pitched seven shutout innings and the Braves edged the Mets, 1-0, to take a commanding three games to none lead in the NLCS. Thomas Michael Glavine (born March 25, 1966 in Concord, Massachusetts) is a Major League Baseball player for the New York Mets. ...


In 1996, the Braves won the first two games of the World Series against the Yankees. In Game 3, the Yankees rallied to beat Glavine and took the series in six games. With a superb effort from its two-time Cy Young Award winner, Atlanta avoided that fate here, setting up the possibility of its fifth World Series in the 1990s with a win in Game Four.


After Mike Remlinger worked a perfect eighth, Shea Stadium villain John Rocker perfectly played the part with a scoreless ninth. After Benny Agbayani reached on an error, the animated lefthander struck out pinch-hitter Todd Pratt, got Melvin Mora on a deep fly to right-center field and Rey Ordonez on a weak force play. Michael John Remlinger (born March 23, 1966 in Middletown, New York) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who is currently without a team after being released by th the Boston Red Sox. ... Benny Agbayani (born December 28, 1971) is a professional baseball player. ... Todd Alan Pratt (b. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Rey Ordóñez (born November 11, 1971 in Havana, Cuba) was a Major League Baseball shortstop who played for the New York Mets, Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Chicago Cubs. ...


The Mets faced the obstacle that no team in baseball history had ever rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win a playoff series.


Game 4

Carrying the hopes and hatred of an entire city, John Olerud finally got back at John Rocker. Olerud's two-run single off Rocker in the bottom of the eighth inning allowed the Mets to stay alive in the NLCS with a 3-2 victory over the Braves. John Garrett Olerud (born August 5, 1968 in Seattle, Washington) is an American first baseman in Major League Baseball who has played for the Boston Red Sox since 2005. ...


The Braves were four outs away from a series sweep and their fifth trip to the World Series in the 1990s when they called on Rocker, who has treated the Mets and their fans with similar disdain this season. The lefthanded closer saved five games against New York during the regular season and two in this series. During the season, he said he hated the Mets and prior to this showdown wondered how many times the Braves would have to beat them before their fans would "shut up."


Game 5

Robin Ventura's bases-loaded blast off Kevin McGlinchy with one out in the bottom of the 15th inning kept alive the Mets' season with a classic 4-3 victory over the Braves in Game 5 of the NLCS. Ventura hit a game-winning grand slam off McGlinchy (0-1) but never made it home as he was mobbed by his teammates between first and second. National League officials, in conjunction with scorer Red Foley, ruled the hit a single. The Mets' season appeared over after Keith Lockhart tripled home a run in the top of the 15th off Octavio Dotel to give the Braves a 3-2 lead. However, McGlinchy could not hold the lead. Shawon Dunston, who misplayed Lockhart's triple, atoned with a leadoff single after fouling off several pitches. Pinch-hitter Matt Franco walked and Edgardo Alfonzo sacrificed before John Olerud -- who hit a two-run homer in the first inning -- was intentionally walked to load the bases. Robin Mark Ventura (born July 14, 1967 in Santa Maria, California) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played primarily for the Chicago White Sox. ... In baseball, a grand slam is a home run hit with all the bases occupied, thereby scoring 4 runs, which is the most possible on a single play. ... Keith Lockhart is the current conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, taking over from John Williams in 1995. ... Octavio Dotel (born November 25, 1973 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a major league pitcher, who has reportedly signed with the New York Yankees. ... Shawon Donnell Dunston (born March 21, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and right-handed batter. ... Edgardo Antonio Alfonzo (born November 8, 1973 in Miranda State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball third baseman who plays with the San Francisco Giants since 2003. ...


McGlinchy walked Todd Pratt on five pitches and fell behind the slumping Ventura. He grooved a fastball and Ventura launched it through the steady rain and over the right-field fence.


At the time, the game was the longest in terms of elapsed time in Postseason History, clocking in at 5 hours, 46 minutes. It was surpassed in 2004 by Game 5 of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, and again in 2005 in Game 4 of the National League Division Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves.

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Image File history File links National League logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Championship Series (NLCS) determines who wins the National League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series, facing the winner of the American League Championship Series. ... The 1969 National League Championship Series was the first NLCS held after Major League Baseball adopted the two-division format that season. ... The 1976 National League Championship Series faced off the Cincinnati Reds (known for their nickname at the time, The Big Red Machine) and the Philadelphia Phillies. ... The 1986 National League Championship Series featured the New York Mets taking on the Houston Astros. ... The 1987 National League Championship Series took place between the 6th of October and the 14th of October, at Busch Stadium (Games 1, 2, 6, 7) and Candlestick Park (3, 4, 5). ... The 1988 National League Championship Series was played between the National League West champion Los Angeles Dodgers and the National League East champion New York Mets. ... The 1991 National League Championship Series was played between the Atlanta Braves and the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the Braves coming out on top in the series 4-3. ... The 1992 National League Championship Series was played between the Atlanta Braves and the Pittsburgh Pirates from October 6 to October 14, 1992. ... The 1994 baseball strike resulted in the cancellation of the World Series for the first time in 90 years. ... The 1995 National League Championship Series (NLCS), the second round of the 1995 National League playoffs, matched the Eastern Division champion Atlanta Braves against the Central Division champion Cincinatti Reds. ... The 1996 National League Championship Series matched the Eastern Division Champion Atlanta Braves and the Central Division Champion St. ... The 1998 National League Championship Series, to determine the champion of Major League Baseballs National League, was played from October 7 to 14, 1998 between the East Division Champion Atlanta Braves and the West Division Champion San Diego Padres. ... The 2002 National League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played from October 9 to 14, 2002 to determine the champion of the National League, between the Central Division champion St. ... The 2003 National League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played from October 7 to 15, 2003 to determine the champion of the National League, between the Central Division champion Chicago Cubs and the wild-card qualifying Florida Marlins. ... The 2004 National League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played from October 13 to 21, 2004 to determine the champion of the National League, between the Central Division champion St. ... The 2005 National League Championship Series (NLCS), the second round of the 2005 National League playoffs, matched the Central Division champion and defending league champion St. ... The 2006 National League Championship Series (NLCS), is the second round of the 2006 National League playoffs. ...


 
 

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