1999 New York Yankees season
|1999 New York Yankees|
1999 AL East Champions
1999 AL Champions
1999 World Series Champions
|Major league affiliations|
(Tim McCarver, Bobby Murcer)
(Ken Singleton, Suzyn Waldman, Al Trautwig, Jim Kaat)
|Local radio||WABC (AM)|
(Michael Kay, John Sterling)
The New York Yankees' 1999 season was the 97th season for the Yankees. The team finished with a record of 98-64 finishing 4 games ahead of the Boston Red Sox. New York was managed by Joe Torre. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium. In the playoffs, they got to the World Series and ended up beating the Atlanta Braves in 4 games to win their 25th World Series title.
- November 10, 1998: Scott Brosius resigned as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
- November 11, 1998: David Cone resigned as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
- November 25, 1998: Bernie Williams resigned as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
- February 5, 1999: Jeff Juden was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
- February 18, 1999: Roger Clemens was traded by the Toronto Blue Jays to the New York Yankees for Homer Bush, Graeme Lloyd, and David Wells.
- March 30, 1999: Izzy Molina was traded by the Arizona Diamondbacks with Ben Ford to the New York Yankees for Darren Holmes and cash.
|New York Yankees||98||64||.605||--|
|Boston Red Sox||94||68||.580||4.0|
|Toronto Blue Jays||84||78||.519||14.0|
|Tampa Bay Devil Rays||69||93||.426||29.0|
- April 5, 1999: Darryl Strawberry signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
- July 31, 1999: Jim Leyritz was traded by the San Diego Padres to the New York Yankees for Geraldo Padua (minors).
|1999 New York Yankees|
David Cone's perfect game
- July 18, 1999 - The Yankees won 6-0 in Interleague Play against the Montreal Expos, which was also pitcher David Cone's perfect game. The perfect game was the last shutout he would throw in his career.
July 18, Yankee Stadium, New York, New York
|W: David Cone L: Javier Vasquez|
|HRs: Ledee (3), Jeter (16)|
|Attendance: 41,930 Time:2:16 Umpires: HP: Ted Barrett, 1B: Larry McCoy, 2B: Jim Evans, 3B: Chuck Meriwether|
|Montreal Expos||AB||R||H||RBI||New York Yankees||AB||R||H||RBI|
|Wilton Guerrero, dh||3||0||0||0||Chuck Knoblauch, 2b||2||1||1||0|
|Terry Jones, cf||2||0||0||0||Derek Jeter, ss||4||1||1||2|
|James Mouton, cf||2||0||0||0||Paul O'Neill||4||1||1||0|
|Rondell White, lf||3||0||0||0||Bernie Williams, cf||4||0||1||1|
|Vladimir Guerrero, rf||3||0||0||0||Tino Martinez, 1b||4||0||1||0|
|Jose Vidro, 2b||3||0||0||0||Chili Davis, dh||3||1||1||0|
|Brad Fullmer, 1b||3||0||0||0||Ricky Ledee, lf||4||1||1||2|
|Chris Widger, c||3||0||0||0||Scott Brosius, 3b||2||1||0||0|
|Shane Andrews, 3b||2||0||0||0||Joe Girardi, c||3||0||1||1|
|Ryan McGuire, ph||2||0||0||0||David Cone, p||0||0||0||0|
|Orlando Cabrera, ss||3||0||0||0||NONE||0||0||0||0|
|Javier Vazquez, p||0||0||0||0||NONE||0||0||0||0|
|Bobby Ayala, p||0||0||0||0||NONE||0||0||0||0|
|Montreal Expos||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO||New York Yankees||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Javier Vazquez||7.2||7||6||6||2||3||David Cone||9.0||0||0||0||0||10|
Death of Joe DiMaggio
Following lung cancer surgery on October 14, 1998, DiMaggio fell into an 18-hour coma on December 11. The coma forced his lawyer, Morris Engelberg, to admit that the positive reports he had been feeding to the press were greatly exaggerated. He claimed Joe made him promise not to tell even his family about his condition.
Joe was finally taken home on January 19, 1999. Days later, NBC broadcast a premature obituary; Engelberg claimed he and DiMaggio were watching TV and saw it. His last words, according to Engelberg, were "I'll finally get to see Marilyn." However, the day after DiMaggio's death, a hospice worker who cared for him gave a radically different account to The New York Post.
Starters by position
Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
- Game 1 @ Yankee Stadium: Yankees 8, Rangers 0
- Game 2 @ Yankee Stadium: Yankees 3, Rangers 1
- Game 3 @ The Ballpark in Arlington: Yankees 3, Rangers 0
New York wins the series, 4-1