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1999 New York Yankees season

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General manager(s)  Brian Cashman
Start date  1999
Local televisions  WNYW, MSG Plus
Manager  Joe Torre
Owner  George Steinbrenner
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Local radio  WABC (AM) (John Sterling, Michael Kay)
Similar  1998 New York Yankees, 1996 New York Yankees, 2001 New York Yankees, 1977 New York Yankees, 2009 New York Yankees

The New York Yankees' 1999 season was the 97th season for the Bronx based professional baseball team. 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.
  • Notable transactions

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Line score

    July 18, Yankee Stadium, New York

    Box score

    Death of Joe DiMaggio

    Following lung cancer surgery on October 14, 1998, Joe 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.

    DiMaggio finally died on March 8, 1999. He was buried on March 11, 1999, in Colma, California, just south of his longtime home of San Francisco.

    Starters by position

    Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in


    Series Summary:

  • 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
  • ALCS

    New York wins the series, 4-1

    Game 1

    October 23, 1999, at Turner Field in Atlanta.

    Game 2

    October 24, 1999, at Turner Field in Atlanta

    Game 3

    October 26, 1999, at Yankee Stadium in New York City

    Game 4

    October 27, 1999, at Yankee Stadium in New York

    Awards and honors

  • Orlando Hernández, Pitcher, ALCS MVP
  • Mariano Rivera, Relief Pitcher, World Series MVP
  • Derek Jeter, American League Leader in Hits, 219 Hits
  • 1999 All-Star Game

  • David Cone, Pitcher, Reserve
  • Derek Jeter, Shortstop, Reserve
  • Mariano Rivera, Relief Pitcher, Reserve
  • Bernie Williams, Outfield, Reserve
  • In popular culture

  • In the 1995 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Past Tense", a character from the 2020s called the 1999 New York Yankees the best team he had ever seen. While it could be argued the 1998 team was better, it is considered remarkable that a television program that aired in 1995 could have even predicted such a successful season for a specific team.
  • References

    1999 New York Yankees season Wikipedia

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