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1999 Houston Astros
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HOU@STL: Bagwell clubs 39th home run of 2001 season
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Published: 2010/10/07
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Padres vs. Astros, NL Divisional Playoffs, 1998 game 1
Published: 2015/02/28
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Kevin Brown Strikes Out 16 Houston Astros
Published: 2013/09/01
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Published: 2016/04/17
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Biggio Feature 1999
Biggio Feature 1999
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Astrodome - Second to last game
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San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros 2001 10 04 PART 1 Bonds hits HR nr 70 to tie McGwire record
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Highlights Interviews 1991 10 05 Houston Astros at Atlanta Braves win NL West
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1988 MLB. Cincinnati Reds vs Houston Astros
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October 5, 1991 - Houston Astros vs. Atlanta Braves
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Published: 2013/11/23
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Houston Astros name change?
Published: 2012/01/24
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Published: 2015/11/17
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SEA@HOU: Brown remembers the Astrodome in final game
Published: 2016/09/28
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Big Unit records 300th K of 1998 season
Big Unit records 300th K of 1998 season
Published: 2015/11/17
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1999 NLDS Gm4: Rocker sends the Braves to NLCS
1999 NLDS Gm4: Rocker sends the Braves to NLCS
Published: 2018/01/03
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June 13, 2012 - Houston Astros vs. San Francisco Giants
Published: 2013/12/29
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1999 NLDS Gm 3: Weiss gets the out at home
1999 NLDS Gm 3: Weiss gets the out at home
Published: 2014/12/03
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Chipper takes Hershiser deep for 44th homer of 1999
Chipper takes Hershiser deep for 44th homer of 1999
Published: 2018/01/18
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Herb Douglas
Herb Douglas' First Pitch @ Houston Astros 1999
Published: 2016/02/28
Channel: Cord Douglas
Jeter hits his 24th home run of 1999
Jeter hits his 24th home run of 1999
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: MLB
Greg Vaughn hits 45th homer of 1999 season
Greg Vaughn hits 45th homer of 1999 season
Published: 2017/11/02
Channel: MLB
NYY@HOU: Girardi on successful season despite loss
NYY@HOU: Girardi on successful season despite loss
Published: 2017/10/22
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Astros in the Dome
Astros in the Dome
Published: 2013/10/04
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Houston Astros 2011 Content Montage
Published: 2012/02/01
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Houston Astros, Astrodome 25th Anniversary: 1965-1990
Houston Astros, Astrodome 25th Anniversary: 1965-1990
Published: 2014/10/01
Channel: Astros Classics
A Championship Legacy: 1999
A Championship Legacy: 1999
Published: 2015/12/21
Channel: New York Yankees
Jeff Bagwell Swing Analysis - Houston Astros
Jeff Bagwell Swing Analysis - Houston Astros
Published: 2015/11/16
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2004 NLDS Gm2: Bagwell
2004 NLDS Gm2: Bagwell's first postseason home run
Published: 2015/11/12
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1999 WS Gm1: Braves take early lead on Jones
1999 WS Gm1: Braves take early lead on Jones' homer
Published: 2015/01/29
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Cappy Cap And The Rangers Bunch
Cappy Cap And The Rangers Bunch
Published: 2017/08/13
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BOS@CWS: Red Sox clinch 1999 AL Wild Card
BOS@CWS: Red Sox clinch 1999 AL Wild Card
Published: 2016/11/08
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Houston Astros Intro
Houston Astros Intro
Published: 2006/08/26
Channel: JAMES SOTO
1999 NLCS Gm6: Hunter
1999 NLCS Gm6: Hunter's RBI-hit ties game in 8th
Published: 2016/11/14
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1999 Houston Astros
1999 NL Central Champions
Astros clinch playoff berth!.jpg
Final Astros regular season game (in the Astrodome) on October 3, 1999
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 97–65 (.599)
Divisional place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) Drayton McLane, Jr.
General manager(s) Gerry Hunsicker
Manager(s) Larry Dierker
Local television KNWS-TV
Fox Sports Southwest
(Bill Brown, Jim Deshaies)
Local radio KTRH
(Milo Hamilton, Alan Ashby)
KXYZ
(Francisco Ernesto Ruiz, Alex Treviño)
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The 1999 Houston Astros season was a season in American baseball. The Astros won their third consecutive National League Central division title. It was their final season playing in the Astrodome as their home ballpark.

Offseason[edit]

  • November 17, 1998: Ken Caminiti was signed as a free agent by the Astros.[1]
  • January 19, 1999: Ryan Thompson was signed as a free agent by the Astros.[2]
  • January 21, 1999: Alex Diaz was signed as a free agent by the Astros.[3]

Regular season[edit]

New stadium[edit]

Exterior of Minute Maid Park

In 1999, the Astros played their final season in the Astrodome as their new stadium was being prepared for play to begin in the 2000 season. The ballpark was first named as Enron Field on April 9, 1999, with naming rights sold to the Houston energy and financial trading company in a 30-year, $100 million deal. Astros management faced a public relations nightmare when the energy corporation went bankrupt in the midst of one of the biggest corporate scandals in American history in 2001, and they bought back the remainder of Enron's thirty years of naming rights for $2.1 million, renaming the ballpark as Astros Field on February 7, 2002. The field was unofficially known as "The Field Formerly Known As Enron" by fans and critics alike, in wake of the Enron scandal. On June 5, 2002, Houston-based Minute Maid, the fruit-juice subsidiary of Coca-Cola, acquired the naming rights to the stadium for 28 years at a price exceeding $100 million.

Based on its downtown location next to the old Union Station buildings, one of the suggested names (and nicknames) is the Ballpark at Union Station, or the BUS. During its days as Enron Field, it was also dubbed "Ten-Run" or "Home Run" Field due to its cozy left-field dimensions. In keeping with this theme while paying homage to its current sponsor, the nickname "The Juice Box" is colloquially used today.

Overview[edit]

On April 21, Jeff Bagwell hit three home runs in a 10–3 win against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, his second career three-home run game. The second home run allowed him to surpass Jimmy Wynn as the Astros' all-time home run leader at 224 and he tied a career-high in one game with six runs batted in (RBI).[4] He produced another three-home run game on June 9 against the Chicago White Sox. He was also a grand slam short of hitting for the "home run cycle," with a solo home run, a three-run home run, and a two-run home run, respectively.[5] The two three-home run games made him the only player to accomplish this feat at two different stadiums in Chicago in the same season.[6]

On August 20, Bagwell walked a major-league record six times in a 16-inning game against the Florida Marlins.[7][8]

Season standings[edit]

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


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1999 National League Records

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


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1999 Houston Astros
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Tony Eusebio 103 323 88 .272 4 33
1B Jeff Bagwell 162 562 171 .304 42 126
2B Craig Biggio 160 639 188 .294 16 73
SS Tim Bogar 106 309 74 .239 4 31
3B Ken Caminiti 78 273 78 .286 13 56
LF Richard Hidalgo 108 383 87 .227 15 56
CF Carl Everett 123 464 151 .325 25 108
RF Derek Bell 128 509 120 .236 12 66

Other batters[edit]

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

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Diaz, AlexAlex Diaz 30 50 11 .220 1 7

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Mike Hampton 35 246.1 22 4 3.58 177
Jose Lima 34 239.0 21 10 2.90 187
Shane Reynolds 34 231.2 16 14 3.85 197
Chris Holt 32 164.0 5 13 4.66 115

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO

National League Divisional Playoffs[edit]

Atlanta Braves vs. Houston Astros[edit]

Atlanta wins series, 3-1

Game Score Date
1 Houston 6, Atlanta 1 October 5
2 Atlanta 5, Houston 1 October 6
3 Atlanta 5, Houston 3 (12 innings) October 8
4 Atlanta 7, Houston 5 October 9

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA New Orleans Zephyrs Pacific Coast League Tony Peña
AA Jackson Generals Texas League Jim Pankovits
A Kissimmee Cobras Florida State League Manny Acta
A Michigan Battle Cats Midwest League Al Pedrique
A-Short Season Auburn Doubledays New York–Penn League Lyle Yates
Rookie Martinsville Astros Appalachian League Brad Wellman

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Martinsville

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ken Caminiti at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Ryan Thompson at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ a b Alex Diaz at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ "Bagwell is at his best with three homers". Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. April 22, 1999. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Baseball time in Arlington: The penultimate killing of the year". Bbtia.com. September 28, 2011. Archived from the original on October 4, 2011. Retrieved November 8, 2011. 
  6. ^ Kamka, Chris (April 12, 2015). "Thomas, Bagwell share 2005 World Series connection". Comcast SportsNet Chicago. Retrieved February 12, 2016. 
  7. ^ de Jesús Ortíz, José (November 26, 2002). "Bagwell turns to weight room to regain shoulder strength". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved March 20, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Jeff Bagwell 1999 batting game log". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 10, 2016. 
  9. ^ George Williams at Baseball-Reference

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