1999 Pittsburgh Pirates
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Location
Results
Record78–83 (.484)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)Kevin McClatchy
General manager(s)Cam Bonifay
Manager(s)Gene Lamont
Local televisionWPGH-TV & WCWB-TV
Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh
Local radioKDKA-AM
(Steve Blass, Greg Brown, Lanny Frattare, Bob Walk)
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The 1999 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 118th season of the franchise; the 113th in the National League. This was their 30th season at Three Rivers Stadium. The Pirates finished third in the National League Central with a record of 78–83.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Houston Astros 97 65 0.599 50–32 47–33
Cincinnati Reds 96 67 0.589 45–37 51–30
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 83 0.484 18½ 45–36 33–47
St. Louis Cardinals 75 86 0.466 21½ 38–42 37–44
Milwaukee Brewers 74 87 0.460 22½ 32–48 42–39
Chicago Cubs 67 95 0.414 30 34–47 33–48

Game log

1999 Game Log: 78–83 (Home: 45–36; Away: 33–47)
April: 9–12 (Home: 4–8; Away: 5–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 5 Expos 2–9 Hermanson Cordova (0–1) 43,405 0–1
2 April 6 Expos 8–2 Schmidt (1–0) Pavano 10,051 1–1
3 April 7 Expos 3–4 Urbina Loiselle (0–1) 11,377 1–2
4 April 9 Cubs 2–1 Benson (1–0) Sanders Williams (1) 19,721 2–2
5 April 10 Cubs 9–3 Sauerbeck (1–0) Woodall 22,479 3–2
6 April 11 Cubs 9–6 Schmidt (2–0) Trachsel 19,384 4–2
7 April 13 Cardinals 2–4 Bottenfield Schourek (0–1) Acevedo 19,724 4–3
8 April 14 Cardinals 5–9 Aybar Benson (1–1) 18,780 4–4
9 April 16 @ Reds 5–6 Graves Christiansen (0–1) 17,974 4–5
10 April 17 @ Reds 7–6 (10) Christiansen (1–1) White 15,697 5–5
11 April 18 @ Reds 4–2 Loiselle (1–1) Graves Williams (2) 16,667 6–5
12 April 19 @ Padres 3–0 Schourek (1–1) Spencer Christiansen (1) 33,616 7–5
13 April 20 @ Padres 7–3 (10) Williams (1–0) Hoffman 15,439 8–5
14 April 21 @ Padres 0–2 Ashby Schmidt (2–1) Hoffman 13,928 8–6
15 April 23 Brewers 1–9 Woodard Peters (0–1) 13,850 8–7
16 April 24 Brewers 3–5 Reyes Ritchie (0–1) Wickman 15,809 8–8
17 April 25 Brewers 2–4 Karl Benson (1–2) Wickman 17,268 8–9
18 April 27 @ Braves 5–3 Schmidt (3–1) Perez Williams (3) 26,990 9–9
19 April 28 @ Braves 4–5 Glavine Christiansen (1–2) 29,615 9–10
20 April 29 @ Braves 1–8 Maddux Silva (0–1) 32,017 9–11
21 April 30 Rockies 2–7 Astacio Schourek (1–2) 17,466 9–12
May: 17–12 (Home: 12–3; Away: 5–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
22 May 1 Rockies 9–3 Ritchie (1–1) Wright 18,599 10–12
23 May 2 Rockies 8–5 Schmidt (4–1) Thomson Williams (4) 19,215 11–12
24 May 3 Giants 9–8 Loiselle (2–1) Nen 11,099 12–12
25 May 4 Giants 4–7 Ortiz Silva (0–2) 10,532 12–13
26 May 5 Giants 4–3 (12) Loiselle (3–1) Rodriguez 14,358 13–13
27 May 6 @ Cardinals 13–3 Ritchie (2–1) Osborne 36,615 14–13
28 May 7 @ Cardinals 2–4 Radinsky Loiselle (3–2) 39,620 14–14
29 May 8 @ Cardinals 7–0 Benson (2–2) Jimenez 45,790 15–14
30 May 9 @ Cardinals 12–9 Peters (1–1) Aybar Williams (5) 45,458 16–14
31 May 10 @ Astros 0–6 Hampton Schourek (1–3) 17,064 16–15
32 May 11 @ Astros 8–19 Bergman Ritchie (2–2) 18,450 16–16
33 May 12 @ Astros 2–6 Lima Schmidt (4–2) 19,792 16–17
34 May 14 Expos 5–3 Benson (3–2) Hermanson Williams (6) 24,644 17–17
35 May 15 Expos 17–6 Silva (1–2) Pavano 27,017 18–17
36 May 16 Expos 9–4 Schourek (2–3) Vazquez 28,882 19–17
37 May 17 @ Braves 1–2 Millwood Ritchie (2–3) Rocker 30,673 19–18
38 May 18 @ Braves 4–12 Perez Schmidt (4–3) 30,858 19–19
39 May 19 @ Braves 3–7 Glavine Cordova (0–2) 34,106 19–20
40 May 20 @ Marlins 3–4 (14) Alfonseca Williams (1–1) 11,473 19–21
41 May 21 @ Marlins 1–8 Hernandez Schourek (2–4) 16,782 19–22
42 May 22 @ Marlins 11–4 Ritchie (3–3) Springer 23,121 20–22
43 May 23 @ Marlins 6–5 Wallace (1–0) Darensbourg Williams (7) 19,321 21–22
44 May 24 Mets 7–4 Silva (2–2) Isringhausen Williams (8) 11,880 22–22
45 May 25 Mets 3–8 Yoshii Benson (3–3) 12,029 22–23
46 May 26 Mets 2–5 Hershiser Schourek (2–5) Franco 13,681 22–24
47 May 28 Astros 6–5 Ritchie (4–3) Lima Williams (9) 17,309 23–24
48 May 29 Astros 5–1 Cordova (1–2) Reynolds 32,426 24–24
49 May 30 Astros 7–3 Benson (4–3) Hampton 28,905 25–24
50 May 31 Dodgers 5–4 Wilkins (1–0) Arnold Williams (10) 15,924 26–24
June: 13–13 (Home: 6–2; Away: 7–11)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
51 June 1 Dodgers 4–2 Schmidt (5–3) Valdez Williams (11) 10,962 27–24
52 June 2 Dodgers 8–4 Ritchie (5–3) Dreifort 20,807 28–24
53 June 4 @ White Sox 6–3 (11) Wilkins (2–0) Simas 12,238 29–24
54 June 5 @ White Sox 5–6 Parque Benson (4–4) Foulke 20,066 29–25
55 June 6 @ White Sox 3–4 Sirotka Silva (2–3) Howry 26,827 29–26
56 June 7 @ Tigers 4–9 Brunson Schmidt (5–4) 14,280 29–27
57 June 8 @ Tigers 4–11 Cruz Ritchie (5–4) 15,270 29–28
58 June 9 @ Tigers 15–3 Cordova (2–2) Moehler 15,747 30–28
59 June 11 Royals 3–10 Rosado Benson (4–5) 31,052 30–29
60 June 12 Royals 9–8 Christiansen (2–2) Whisenant 29,569 31–29
61 June 13 Royals 8–4 Schmidt (6–4) Whisenant Williams (12) 28,261 32–29
62 June 15 @ Dodgers 11–1 Ritchie (6–4) Brown 26,284 33–29
63 June 16 @ Dodgers 5–6 Borbon Clontz (0–1) Shaw 25,384 33–30
64 June 17 @ Dodgers 8–3 Benson (5–5) Park 30,888 34–30
65 June 18 @ Padres 2–4 Boehringer Silva (2–4) Hoffman 60,799 34–31
66 June 19 @ Padres 4–5 Cunnane Schmidt (6–5) Hoffman 33,803 34–32
67 June 20 @ Padres 3–6 Clement Ritchie (6–5) Hoffman 25,819 34–33
68 June 22 @ Phillies 2–3 Wolf Cordova (2–3) Gomes 18,835 34–34
69 June 23 @ Phillies 8–6 Benson (6–5) Byrd Williams (13) 20,256 35–34
70 June 24 @ Phillies 5–7 Schilling Silva (2–5) Gomes 25,848 35–35
71 June 25 @ Brewers 5–3 Schmidt (7–5) Abbott Christiansen (2) 23,958 36–35
72 June 26 @ Brewers 4–7 Nomo Ritchie (6–6) Wickman 26,590 36–36
73 June 27 @ Brewers 6–5 Cordova (3–3) Karl Christiansen (3) 23,788 37–36
74 June 28 Phillies 3–2 (10) Hansell (1–0) Montgomery 14,144 38–36
75 June 29 Phillies 4–7 Schilling Silva (2–6) 16,343 38–37
76 June 30 Phillies 9–1 Schmidt (8–5) Ogea 14,526 39–37
July: 11–16 (Home: 7–9; Away: 4–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
77 July 1 Phillies 12–7 Ritchie (7–6) Person 11,174 40–37
78 July 2 Brewers 2–5 Karl Cordova (3–4) Wickman 20,332 40–38
79 July 3 Brewers 4–9 Pulsipher Benson (6–6) 28,893 40–39
80 July 4 Brewers 3–4 Weathers Clontz (0–2) Wickman 16,553 40–40
81 July 5 Cubs 2–5 Lieber Schmidt (8–6) Aguilera 19,762 40–41
82 July 6 Cubs 6–1 Ritchie (8–6) Trachsel 14,367 41–41
83 July 7 Cubs 4–1 Cordova (4–4) Mulholland 28,258 42–41
84 July 8 Cubs 4–9 Serafini Benson (6–7) Sanders 17,711 42–42
85 July 9 @ Twins 4–5 Radke Silva (2–7) Trombley 13,427 42–43
86 July 10 @ Twins 4–5 Guardado Williams (1–2) 14,865 42–44
87 July 11 @ Twins 10–2 Ritchie (9–6) Mays 18,587 43–44
88 July 15 Indians 0–2 Colon Schmidt (8–7) Jackson 39,620 43–45
89 July 16 Indians 11–3 Cordova (5–4) Burba 43,519 44–45
90 July 17 Indians 13–10 Benson (7–7) Nagy Williams (14) 43,299 45–45
91 July 18 Dodgers 6–5 (10) Sauerbeck (2–0) Mills 23,855 46–45
92 July 19 Dodgers 7–12 Dreifort Silva (2–8) 14,805 46–46
93 July 20 Dodgers 4–8 Brown Clontz (0–3) 16,921 46–47
94 July 21 @ Cubs 1–2 Aguilera Christiansen (2–3) 37,006 46–48
95 July 22 @ Cubs 3–5 Mulholland Benson (7–8) Adams 37,112 46–49
96 July 23 @ Expos 1–5 Vazquez Ritchie (9–7) 7,510 46–50
97 July 24 @ Expos 7–2 Schourek (3–5) Powell 13,396 47–50
98 July 25 @ Expos 6–1 Schmidt (9–7) Kline 12,244 48–50
99 July 26 @ Mets 5–7 Reed Cordova (5–5) Wendell 32,010 48–51
100 July 27 @ Mets 5–1 Benson (8–8) Hershiser 36,337 49–51
101 July 28 @ Mets 2–9 Cook Wilkins (2–1) 42,920 49–52
102 July 30 Marlins 7–8 Edmondson Hansell (1–1) Alfonseca 25,163 49–53
103 July 31 Marlins 4–2 Schmidt (10–7) Edmondson Williams (15) 33,862 50–53
August: 16–14 (Home: 10–8; Away: 6–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
104 August 1 Marlins 2–1 Cordova (6–5) Fernandez 19,071 51–53
105 August 3 Braves 7–1 Benson (9–8) Millwood 17,154 52–53
106 August 4 Braves 3–2 Ritchie (10–7) Smoltz Williams (16) 17,625 53–53
107 August 5 Braves 3–6 Remlinger Hansell (1–2) Rocker 19,078 53–54
108 August 6 Cardinals 5–1 Anderson (1–0) Jimenez Silva (1) 54–54
109 August 6 Cardinals 1–5 Stephenson Schmidt (10–8) Croushore 35,521 54–55
110 August 7 Cardinals 3–1 Cordova (7–5) Bottenfield Williams (17) 41,063 55–55
111 August 8 Cardinals 5–1 Benson (10–8) Oliver 31,780 56–55
112 August 9 Reds 2–4 Neagle Ritchie (10–8) Williamson 13,423 56–56
113 August 10 Reds 1–6 Guzman Schourek (3–6) 13,306 56–57
114 August 11 Reds 5–4 Williams (2–2) Williamson 23,728 57–57
115 August 13 @ Astros 6–5 (13) Clontz (1–3) Miller Williams (18) 39,829 58–57
116 August 14 @ Astros 1–7 Holt Benson (10–9) 44,868 58–58
117 August 15 @ Astros 2–0 Ritchie (11–8) Reynolds Williams (19) 36,231 59–58
118 August 16 @ Reds 2–9 Guzman Schourek (3–7) 19,693 59–59
119 August 17 @ Reds 4–7 (12) Graves Williams (2–3) 19,118 59–60
120 August 18 @ Reds 12–6 Cordova (8–5) Tomko 19,733 60–60
121 August 19 @ Reds 0–1 Harnisch Benson (10–10) Williamson 17,904 60–61
122 August 20 Diamondbacks 5–4 Ritchie (12–8) Stottlemyre Williams (20) 23,934 61–61
123 August 21 Diamondbacks 2–4 Johnson Anderson (1–1) 31,364 61–62
124 August 22 Diamondbacks 5–7 Daal Schmidt (10–9) Mantei 25,112 61–63
125 August 23 Diamondbacks 1–2 Reynoso Cordova (8–6) Mantei 11,768 61–64
126 August 24 Rockies 2–3 Leskanic Williams (2–4) Veres 13,221 61–65
127 August 25 Rockies 9–3 Peters (2–1) Kile 12,535 62–65
128 August 26 Rockies 8–4 Anderson (2–1) Astacio 12,649 63–65
129 August 27 @ Giants 4–1 Schmidt (11–9) Nathan Williams (21) 16,390 64–65
130 August 28 @ Giants 2–6 Gardner Cordova (8–7) 32,783 64–66
131 August 29 @ Giants 3–5 Estes Benson (10–11) Nen 34,020 64–67
132 August 30 @ Rockies 11–8 Peters (3–1) Ramirez Williams (22) 41,872 65–67
133 August 31 @ Rockies 9–8 (10) Williams (3–4) Lee Silva (2) 41,729 66–67
September: 12–13 (Home: 6–6; Away: 6–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
134 September 1 @ Rockies 9–8 Sauerbeck (3–0) Veres Clontz (1) 40,529 67–67
135 September 3 Giants 2–12 Estes Cordova (8–8) 16,478 67–68
136 September 4 Giants 2–9 Ortiz Benson (10–12) 19,949 67–69
137 September 5 Giants 8–4 Peters (4–1) Rueter 17,901 68–69
138 September 6 Padres 3–4 Ashby Ritchie (12–9) Hoffman 16,663 68–70
139 September 7 Padres 3–1 Schmidt (12–9) Hitchcock Silva (3) 11,058 69–70
140 September 8 Padres 4–7 (10) Hoffman Wilkins (2–2) 10,133 69–71
141 September 10 @ Cardinals 5–11 Bottenfield Benson (10–13) 36,590 69–72
142 September 11 @ Cardinals 8–5 Peters (5–1) Jimenez Silva (4) 46,011 70–72
143 September 13 @ Diamondbacks 1–5 Daal Schmidt (12–10) Chouinard 32,147 70–73
144 September 14 @ Diamondbacks 1–2 Swindell Wilkins (2–3) Mantei 30,372 70–74
145 September 15 @ Diamondbacks 5–1 Benson (11–13) Reynoso 31,294 71–74
146 September 17 Reds 3–1 Ritchie (13–9) Villone Sauerbeck (1) 21,853 72–74
147 September 18 Reds 0–3 Parris Peters (5–2) 21,253 72–75
148 September 19 Reds 8–5 Schmidt (13–10) Harnisch Clontz (2) 21,183 73–75
149 September 20 Astros 11–5 Schourek (4–7) Reynolds 10,256 74–75
150 September 21 Astros 3–6 Elarton Benson (11–14) Henry 12,745 74–76
151 September 22 Astros 3–2 Ritchie (14–9) Lima 16,647 75–76
152 September 23 @ Cubs 5–8 Bowie Peters (5–3) Aguilera 36,736 75–77
153 September 24 @ Cubs 0–9 Farnsworth Schmidt (13–11) 29,267 75–78
154 September 25 @ Cubs 1–3 Lieber Cordova (8–9) 39,035 75–79
155 September 26 @ Cubs 8–4 (11) Sauerbeck (4–0) Guthrie 39,663 76–79
156 September 29 @ Brewers 7–5 Ritchie (15–9) Woodard Williams (23) 77–79
157 September 29 @ Brewers 2–5 Bere Peters (5–4) Wickman 12,464 77–80
158 September 30 @ Brewers 3–2 Garcia (1–0) Nomo Sauerbeck (2) 12,319 78–80
October: 0–3 (Home: 0–0; Away: 0–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
159 October 1 @ Mets 2–3 (11) Mahomes Sauerbeck (4–1) 29,528 78–81
160 October 2 @ Mets 0–7 Reed Cordova (8–10) 36,878 78–82
161 October 3 @ Mets 1–2 Benitez Hansell (1–3) 50,111 78–83
Legend:        = Win        = Loss
Bold = Pittsburgh Pirates team member

Record vs. opponents


Source: NL Standings Head-to-Head
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Arizona 4–5 7–2 1–8 6–7 8–1 5–4 7–6 5–4 6–3 7–2 8–1 5–2 11–2 9–3 4–4 7–8
Atlanta 5–4 2–5 8–1 5–4 9–4 6–1 5–4 5–2 9–4 9–3 8–5 6–3 5–4 4–5 8–1 9–9
Chicago 2–7 5–2 5–8 4–5 6–3 3–9 2–7 6–6 2–5 3–6 2–7 7–6 6–3 1–7 7–5 6–9
Cincinnati 8–1 1–8 8–5 7–2 6–1 9–4 4–3 6–6 4–3 5–5 6–3 7–6 6–3 4–5 8–4 7-8
Colorado 7–6 4–5 5–4 2–7 5–4 2–6 8–5 6–3 6–3 4–5 5–4 2–7 4–9 4–9 4–5 4–8
Florida 1–8 4–9 3–6 1–6 4–5 2–7 7–2 5–4 8–4 3–10 2–11 3–4 3–6 4–5 3–4 11–7
Houston 4–5 1–6 9–3 4–9 6–2 7-2 6–3 8–5 7–2 4–5 6–1 5–7 8–1 5–4 5–7 12–3
Los Angeles 6–7 4–5 7–2 3–4 5–8 2–7 3–6 7–2 5–4 4–4 6–3 3–6 3–9 8–5 3–6 8–7
Milwaukee 4–5 2–5 6–6 6–6 3–6 4–5 5–8 2–7 5–4 2–5 5–4 8–4 3–5 4–5 7–6 8–6
Montreal 3–6 4–9 5–2 3–4 3–6 4–8 2–7 4–5 4–5 5–8 6–6 3–6 5–3 4–5 5–4 8–10
New York 2–7 3–9 6–3 5–5 5–4 10–3 5–4 4–4 5–2 8–5 6–6 7–2 7–2 7–2 5–2 12–6
Philadelphia 1-8 5–8 7–2 3–6 4–5 11–2 1–6 3–6 4–5 6–6 6–6 3–4 6–3 2–6 4–5 11–7
Pittsburgh 2–5 3–6 6–7 6–7 7–2 4–3 7–5 6–3 4–8 6–3 2–7 4–3 3–6 4–5 7–5 7–8
San Diego 2–11 4–5 3–6 3–6 9–4 6–3 1–8 9–3 5–3 3–5 2–7 3–6 6–3 5–7 2–7 11–4
San Francisco 3–9 5–4 7–1 5–4 9–4 5–4 4–5 5–8 5–4 5–4 2–7 6–2 5–4 7–5 6–3 7–8
St. Louis 4–4 1–8 5–7 4–8 5–4 4–3 7–5 6–3 6–7 4–5 2–5 5–4 5–7 7–2 3–6 7–8


Detailed records

Roster

1999 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
# Name Position
18 Jason Kendall C
30 Warren Morris 2B
24 Brian Giles LF
29 Kevin Young 1B
37 Brant Brown CF
5 Ed Sprague 3B
11 José Guillén RF
6 Mike Benjamin SS
67 Francisco Córdova SP

Player stats

Batting
Pitching

Awards and honors

1999 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Notable transactions

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Nashville Sounds Pacific Coast League Trent Jewett
AA Altoona Curve Eastern League Marty Brown
A Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League Scott Little
A Hickory Crawdads South Atlantic League Tracy Woodson
A-Short Season Williamsport Crosscutters New York–Penn League Curtis Wilkerson
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

References

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. ^ "Chance Sanford Stats | Baseball-Reference.com".
  3. ^ Mike Benjamin at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Brian Giles at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Rafael Bournigal at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ "Rafael Bournigal Stats | Baseball-Reference.com".
  7. ^ Elmer Dessens at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  9. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  10. ^ Dale Sveum at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Joe Oliver at Baseball Reference