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Encyclopedia > 1999 World Series
1999 World Series

Team Manager Games Won
New York Yankees Joe Torre 4
Atlanta Braves Bobby Cox 0
Dates October 23, 1999October 27, 1999
MVP Mariano Rivera (New York)
Television network NBC
Announcers Bob Costas and Joe Morgan
Umpires Randy Marsh (NL), Derryl Cousins (AL), Gerry Davis (NL), Rocky Roe (AL), Steve Rippley (NL), Jim Joyce (AL)

The 1999 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against 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.
Image File history File links World_Series_Logo_1999. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Joseph Paul Torre (born July 18, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is the manager of the New York Yankees. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Robert Joseph Cox (born May 21, 1941 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA) is the current and longtime manager of the Atlanta Braves, and a former third baseman in Major League Baseball. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The World Series MVP Award is given to the player who most contributes to his teams success in the World Series. ... Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969 in Panama City, Panama) is a Panamanian baseball player. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... An NBC Sports camera capturing the action at Dodger Stadium. ... American Sportscasters A sportscaster, sports announcer, or sports commentator is a type of journalist on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... Robert Quinlan Costas (born March 22, 1952) is an American sportscaster, on the air for the NBC network since the early 1980s. ... This article is about the former Major League Baseball player. ... Home plate umpire Gary Darling signals that the last pitch was a strike In baseball, the umpire is the person charged with officiating the game, including beginning and ending the game, enforcing the rules of the game and the grounds, making judgment calls on plays, and meting out discipline. ... Randall Gilbert Marsh (born April 8, 1949 in Covington, Kentucky) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the National League from 1981 to 1999 and throughout both major leagues since 2000. ... Derryl Cousins (born August 18, 1946 in Fresno, California) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the American League from 1979 to 1999, and throughout both major leagues since 2000. ... Gerald Sidney Davis (born February 22, 1953 in St. ... John Andrew Rocky Roe (born August 16, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the American League from 1979 to 1999 and in both leagues in 2000 and 2001. ... James A. Joyce III (born October 3, 1955 in Toledo, Ohio) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the American League (AL) from 1989 to 1999 and throughout both major leagues since 2000. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... // Main article: Sabermetrics Sabermetrics is the analysis of baseball through objective evidence, especially baseball statistics. ... Chad David Curtis (born November 6, 1968 in Marion, Indiana, United States) is a former center and left fielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1992-2001, notably for the New York Yankees. ... Jim Gray interviews New York Yankees manager Joe Torre (left, holding trophy) and Yankees owner George Steinbrenner after Game 4 of the 1999 World Series. ... Peter Edward Pete Rose, Sr. ...

Contents

Game 1

October 23, 1999 at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia. is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... View from the outfield Turner Field is a baseball stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Atlanta redirects here. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yankees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 6 0
Braves 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2
W: Orlando Hernandez (1-0)   L: Greg Maddux (0-1)  S: Mariano Rivera (1)
HR: ATLChipper Jones (1)

The 1999 series opened with Greg Maddux facing Orlando Hernandez in Game 1. The Braves got on the board first in the series when Chipper Jones launched a home run down the right field line in the 4th. That would be the only hit that El Duque would 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 Brosius singled for the third time in the game. Pinch hitter Darryl Strawberry walked and Chuck Knoblauch reached when Braves first baseman Brian Hunter mishandled his sacrifice bunt attempt. Derek Jeter stroked a single into left with the bases loaded driving in a run. With still none out and the bases juiced, Atlanta reliever John Rocker gave up a two run single to Paul O'Neill through the right side making it 3-1 Yankees. Rocker then walked Jim Leyritz later in the inning with the bases loaded to force home another run. Mariano Rivera picked up the save to wrap up the 4-1 victory. Orlando Hernández Pedroso (born October 11, 1965 in Villa Clara, Cuba), also nicknamed El Duque, is a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher. ... Gregory Alan Maddux (born April 14, 1966) is a pitcher for the San Diego Padres. ... Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969 in Panama City, Panama) is a Panamanian baseball player. ... Larry Wayne Chipper Jones, Jr. ... Gregory Alan Maddux (born April 14, 1966) is a pitcher for the San Diego Padres. ... Orlando Hernández Pedroso (born October 11, 1965 in Villa Clara, Cuba), also nicknamed El Duque, is a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher. ... Larry Wayne Chipper Jones, Jr. ... // To hit the ball very hard, typically a line drive. ... Orlando Hernández Pedroso (born October 11, 1965 in Villa Clara, Cuba), nicknamed El Duque, is a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who plays for the New York Mets. ... Third Baseman Scott Brosius Scott David Brosius (born August 15, 1966 in Hillsboro, OR) was a Major League Baseball third baseman for the Oakland Athletics (1991-1997) and the New York Yankees (1998-2001). ... Darryl Eugene Strawberry (born March 12, 1962) is a former baseball player who is well-known both for his play on the baseball field and for his controversial behavior off of it. ... Edward Charles Knoblauch (born July 7, 1968 in Houston, Texas) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Minnesota Twins (1991-97), New York Yankees (1998-2001) and Kansas City Royals (2002). ... Brian Hunter may refer to: Brian Hunter (baseball) a baseball infielder who played in the 1990s. ... // Main article: Sabermetrics Sabermetrics is the analysis of baseball through objective evidence, especially baseball statistics. ... Derek Sanderson Jeter (born June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, New Jersey) is an American Major League Baseball player. ... // A breaking pitch, usually a slider or cut fastball that, due to its lateral motion, passes through a small part of the strike zone on the outside edge of the plate after appearing it would miss the plate entirely. ... John Loy Rocker (born October 17, 1974) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher who played 3 1/2 seasons with the Atlanta Braves. ... Paul H. ONeill Paul Henry ONeill (born December 4, 1935) served as the 72nd United States Secretary of the Treasury for part of President George W. Bushs first Administration. ... James Joseph Leyritz (born December 27, 1963 in Lakewood, Ohio) is a former catcher and infielder in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees (1990-1996, 1999-2000), with whom he debuted on June 8, 1990. ... Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969 in Panama City, Panama) is a Panamanian baseball player. ...


Game 2

October 24, 1999 at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... View from the outfield Turner Field is a baseball stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Atlanta redirects here. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yankees 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 14 1
Braves 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 1
W: David Cone (1-0)   L: Kevin Millwood (0-1)  

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 Cone coasted to a 7-2 win. David Brian Cone (born January 2, 1963 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... 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 . ... David Brian Cone (born January 2, 1963 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ...


Game 3

October 26, 1999 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... This is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Braves 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 14 1
Yankees 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 6 9 0
W: Mariano Rivera (1-0)   L: Mike Remlinger (0-1)  
HR: NYYChad Curtis 2 (2), Tino Martinez (1), Chuck Knoblauch (1)  

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. Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969 in Panama City, Panama) is a Panamanian baseball player. ... 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. ... Chad David Curtis (born November 6, 1968 in Marion, Indiana, United States) is a former center and left fielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1992-2001, notably for the New York Yankees. ... Constantino Tino Martinez (born December 7, 1967 in Tampa, Florida) is a retired first baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Edward Charles Knoblauch (born July 7, 1968 in Houston, Texas) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Minnesota Twins (1991-97), New York Yankees (1998-2001) and Kansas City Royals (2002). ...


Game 4

October 27, 1999 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... This is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Braves 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 0
Yankees 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 X 4 8 0
W: Roger Clemens (1-0)   L: John Smoltz (0-1)  S: Mariano Rivera (2)
HR: NYYJim Leyritz (1)

Game 4 featured a battled 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. William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962, in Dayton, Ohio), is a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, and is one of the preeminent pitchers in Major League history. ... John Andrew Smoltz (born May 15, 1967 in Warren, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball player. ... Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969 in Panama City, Panama) is a Panamanian baseball player. ... James Joseph Leyritz (born December 27, 1963 in Lakewood, Ohio) is a former catcher and infielder in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees (1990-1996, 1999-2000), with whom he debuted on June 8, 1990. ...


Quote of the series

  • "Swing and a drive to left. It's Deep! It's very deep! Its 3-0 New York in the Series!"-Bob Costas call of Chad Curtis' walkoff home run in Game 3.

"A pop in to left...the New York Yankees...World Champions. Team of the decade. Most successful franchise...of the century."-Bob Costas of NBC calling the last out in Game 4 when Keith Lockhart flied out to Chad Curtis in left field. Robert Quinlan Costas (born March 22, 1952) is an American sportscaster, on the air for the NBC network since the early 1980s. ...

  • Jim Gray:Alright, Chad tell us about that pitch.

Chad Curtis:"I can't. After what happened with Pete we decided not to say anything."-Chad Curtis turning down Jim Gray's request for an interview after his walk off home run in Game 3. Gray did a controversial interview with Pete Rose in Game 2 in which he pressured him to admit he bet on baseball. George Steinbrenner was reportedly outraged at Curtis, as was Joe Torre. Torre was prominently used in an interview with Gray before Game 3 to remove any speculation the Yankee clubhouse shared his sentiments. Curtis was immediately traded by the team to the Texas Rangers after the World Series on December 13, 1999.


Jim Gray:(Interviewing George Steinbrenner after the trophy presentation) How long can this go on for? George Steinbrenner: (Pats Joe Torre on the head and says) Forever!!!


Miscellaneaous

  • 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 Sox in 2005. The Yankees players were each paid $326,000 for this World Championship.
  • This was NBC's 39th and, through 2013, final World Series telecast. The following year, FOX acquired the exclusive broadcast rights of Major League Baseball.
  • Golfer 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.

The 1966 World Series matched the Baltimore Orioles against the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Orioles sweeping the Series in 4 games to capture the first championship in franchise history. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72, Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2000 throughout the world. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... Payne Stewart on the cover of the 2001 paperback edition of the authorised biography by Tracey Stewart with Ken Abraham. ... Larry Wayne Chipper Jones, Jr. ... Paul Andrew ONeill (born February 25, 1963 in Columbus, Ohio) is a former right fielder Major League Baseball player who won five World Series while playing for the Cincinnati Reds (1985-1992) and New York Yankees (1993-2001). ...

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