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The 1999 season of the National League was the one hundred twenty-fourth season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

An asterisk (*) indicates the team won its league's wild card, Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
Central Division
1 Houston Astros 162 97 65 0 .599 -.- 823 (5.08) 675 (4.17) 0.267 0.353 0.420 3.84 0.983
2 Cincinnati Reds 163 96 67 0 .589 1.5 865 (5.31) 711 (4.36) 0.272 0.339 0.451 3.99 0.983
3 Pittsburgh Pirates 161 78 83 0 .484 18.5 775 (4.81) 782 (4.86) 0.259 0.329 0.419 4.33 0.976
4 St. Louis Cardinals 161 75 86 0 .466 21.5 809 (5.02) 838 (5.20) 0.262 0.335 0.426 4.74 0.978
5 Milwaukee Brewers 161 74 87 0 .460 22.5 815 (5.06) 886 (5.50) 0.273 0.350 0.426 5.07 0.979
6 Chicago Cubs 162 67 95 0 .414 30.0 747 (4.61) 920 (5.68) 0.257 0.327 0.420 5.27 0.977
Eastern Division
1 Atlanta Braves 162 103 59 0 .636 -.- 840 (5.19) 661 (4.08) 0.266 0.338 0.436 3.63 0.982
2 New York Mets* 163 97 66 0 .595 6.5 853 (5.23) 711 (4.36) 0.279 0.361 0.434 4.27 0.989
3 Philadelphia Phillies 162 77 85 0 .475 26.0 841 (5.19) 846 (5.22) 0.275 0.348 0.431 4.93 0.983
4 Montreal Expos 162 68 94 0 .420 35.0 718 (4.43) 853 (5.27) 0.265 0.319 0.427 4.69 0.974
5 Florida Marlins 162 64 98 0 .395 39.0 691 (4.27) 852 (5.26) 0.263 0.321 0.395 4.90 0.979
Western Division
1 Arizona Diamondbacks 162 100 62 0 .617 -.- 908 (5.60) 676 (4.17) 0.277 0.345 0.459 3.77 0.983
2 San Francisco Giants 162 86 76 0 .531 14.0 872 (5.38) 831 (5.13) 0.271 0.352 0.434 4.71 0.983
3 Los Angeles Dodgers 162 77 85 0 .475 23.0 793 (4.90) 787 (4.86) 0.266 0.337 0.420 4.45 0.978
4 San Diego Padres 162 74 88 0 .457 26.0 710 (4.38) 781 (4.82) 0.252 0.330 0.393 4.47 0.979
5 Colorado Rockies 162 72 90 0 .444 28.0 906 (5.59) 1028 (6.35) 0.288 0.346 0.472 6.02 0.981

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Jeff Bagwell
Andruw Jones
John Olerud
Sammy Sosa
Houston Astros
Atlanta Braves
New York Mets
Chicago Cubs
162
At Bats Neifi Perez Colorado Rockies 690
Runs Scored Jeff Bagwell Houston Astros 143
Hits Luis Gonzalez Arizona Diamondbacks 206
Doubles Craig Biggio Houston Astros 56
Triples Bobby Abreu
Neifi Perez
Philadelphia Phillies
Colorado Rockies
11
Home Runs Mark McGwire St. Louis Cardinals 65
Total Bases Sammy Sosa Chicago Cubs 397
Runs Batted In Mark McGwire St. Louis Cardinals 147
Stolen Bases Tony Womack Arizona Diamondbacks 72
Caught Stealing Eric Young Los Angeles Dodgers 22
Walks Jeff Bagwell Houston Astros 149
Intentional Base-on-Balls Mark McGwire St. Louis Cardinals 21
Hit by Pitch Ed Sprague Pittsburgh Pirates 17
Strikeouts Sammy Sosa Chicago Cubs 171
Sacrifice Hits Shane Reynolds Houston Astros 17
Sacrifice Flies Dante Bichette
Mark Grace
Colorado Rockies
Chicago Cubs
10
Grounded into Double Plays Mike Piazza New York Mets 27
Batting Average Larry Walker Colorado Rockies 0.379
On-Base Percentage Larry Walker Colorado Rockies 0.458
Slugging Percentage Larry Walker Colorado Rockies 0.710
On-Base plus Slugging Larry Walker Colorado Rockies 1.168
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Mark McGwire St. Louis Cardinals 178

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Mike Hampton Houston Astros 22
Losses Steve Trachsel Chicago Cubs 18
Win-Loss Percentage Mike Hampton Houston Astros 0.846
Appearances Steve Kline Montreal Expos 82
Games Started Kevin Brown
Tom Glavine
Randy Johnson
Jose Lima
Shane Reynolds
Los Angeles Dodgers
Atlanta Braves
Arizona Diamondbacks
Houston Astros
Houston Astros
35
Complete Games Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks 12
Shutouts Andy Ashby San Diego Padres 3
Games Finished Robb Nen San Francisco Giants 64
Saves Ugueth Urbina Montreal Expos 41
Innings Pitched Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks 271.2
Batters Faced Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks 1079
Hits Allowed Tom Glavine Atlanta Braves 259
Home Runs Allowed Pedro Astacio Colorado Rockies 38
Base-on-Balls Allowed Russ Ortiz San Francisco Giants 125
Intentional Base-on-Balls Tom Glavine Atlanta Braves 14
Hit Batsmen Paul Byrd Philadelphia Phillies 17
Strikeouts Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks 364
Wild Pitches Shawn Estes
Sterling Hitchcock
San Francisco Giants
San Diego Padres
15
Balks Darren Dreifort
Jason Schmidt
Los Angeles Dodgers
Pittsburgh Pirates
4
Runs Allowed Darryl Kile Colorado Rockies 150
Earned Runs Allowed Darryl Kile Colorado Rockies 140
Earned Run Average Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks 2.48
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Kevin Millwood Atlanta Braves 0.996

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League lost the seventieth midsummer classic at Fenway Park in Boston, MA on Tuesday, July 13, 1999 by a score of 4 to 1. The league's manager was Bruce Bochy.

[edit] Postseason

The 1999 National League playoffs featured the champions of the league's three divisions along with a wild card team. The teams competed in a best-of-five Division Series, followed by a best-of-seven League Championship Series. The winner of the League Championship Series represented the league in the World Series.

  Division Series Championship Series
                 
East.  Atlanta Braves 3  
Cent.  Houston Astros 1  
    East.  Atlanta Braves 4
  WC  New York Mets 2
West.  Arizona Diamondbacks 1
WC  New York Mets 3  

In the World Series, the National League champion Atlanta Braves were defeated by the American League's New York Yankees, 4 games to 0.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Chipper Jones, a third baseman with the Atlanta Braves. In the award's voting, he had 432 out of a possible 448 points and 29 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Randy Johnson (johnsra05) of the Arizona Diamondbacks. In the award's voting, he had 134 out of a possible 160 points and 20 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Scott Williamson, a pitcher with the Cincinnati Reds. In the award's voting, he had 118 out of a possible 160 points and 17 first place votes.

[edit] Gold Gloves

The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.

Position Player Team
P Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves
C Mike Lieberthal Philadelphia Phillies
1B J.T. Snow San Francisco Giants
2B Pokey Reese Cincinnati Reds
3B Rey Ordóñez New York Mets
SS Robin Ventura New York Mets
OF Andruw Jones Atlanta Braves
Steve Finley Arizona Diamondbacks
Larry Walker Colorado Rockies

[edit] Silver Sluggers

The following players won the Silver Slugger Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.

Position Player Team
C Mike Piazza New York Mets
1B Jeff Bagwell Houston Astros
2B Edgardo Alfonzo New York Mets
3B Chipper Jones Atlanta Braves
SS Barry Larkin Cincinnati Reds
OF Vladimir Guerrero Montreal Expos
Sammy Sosa Chicago Cubs
Larry Walker Colorado Rockies
P Mike Hampton Houston Astros

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The fifty-third annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 26 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The game did not feature a National League Team.

[edit] Notable events

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