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1998 Colorado Rockies season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1998 Colorado Rockies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Jerry McMorris
General manager(s)Bob Gebhard
Manager(s)Don Baylor
Local televisionKWGN-TV
Fox Sports Rocky Mountain
(George Frazier, Dave Armstrong)
Local radioKOA (AM)
(Wayne Hagin, Jeff Kingery)
KCUV
(Antonio Guevara)
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The Colorado Rockies' 1998 season was the sixth for the Rockies. They tried to win the National League West. Don Baylor was their manager, although he was fired after the season. They played home games and hosted the 1998 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Coors Field. They finished with a record of 77-85, fourth in the NL West.

Offseason

  • November 18, 1997: Harvey Pulliam was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Chuck McElroy.[1]
  • November 18, 1997: Mike Lansing was traded by the Montreal Expos to the Colorado Rockies for Jake Westbrook, John Nicholson (minors), and Mark Hamlin (minors).[2]
  • November 18, 1997: Quinton McCracken and Bryan Rekar were drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays from the Colorado Rockies as the 4th and 38th picks in the 1997 expansion draft.[3][4]
  • December 4, 1997: Darryl Kile was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[5]
  • December 10, 1997: Mark Hutton was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Cincinnati Reds for Curtis Goodwin.[6]
  • December 10, 1997: Dave Veres was traded by the Montreal Expos with Mark Hamlin (minors) to the Colorado Rockies for Terry Jones and a player to be named later. The Colorado Rockies sent Mark Mangum (minors) (June 5, 1998) to the Montreal Expos to complete the trade.[7]

Regular season

Opening Day starters

3 Mike Lansing 2B
26 Ellis Burks CF
33 Larry Walker RF
10 Dante Bichette LF
14 Vinny Castilla 3B
17 Todd Helton 1B
5 Neifi Perez SS
8 Kirt Manwaring C
57 Darryl Kile P


Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Diego Padres 98 64 0.605 54–27 44–37
San Francisco Giants 89 74 0.546 49–32 40–42
Los Angeles Dodgers 83 79 0.512 15 48–33 35–46
Colorado Rockies 77 85 0.475 21 42–39 35–46
Arizona Diamondbacks 65 97 0.401 33 34–47 31–50

Record vs. opponents

1998 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16]
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Arizona 1–8 5–7 4–5 6–6 6–2 4–5 4–8 6–3 2–7 4–5 2–7 6–3 3–9 5–7 2–7 5–8
Atlanta 8–1 3–6 7–2 5–3 7–5 4–5 8–1 7–2 6–6 9–3 8–4 7–2 5–4 7–2 6–3 9–7
Chicago 7–5 6–3 6–5 7–2 7–2 4–7 4–5 6–6 7–2 4–5 3–6 8–3 5–4 7–3 4–7 5–8
Cincinnati 5–4 2–7 5–6 4–5 9–0 3–8 5–4 6–5 8–1 3–6 4–5 5–7 1–11 2–7 8–3 7-6
Colorado 6–6 3–5 2–7 5–4 6–3 6–5 6–6 4–7 7–2 3–6 5–4 5–4 5–7 7–5 3–6 4–8
Florida 2–6 5–7 2–7 0–9 3–6 3–6 4–5 0–9 5–7 5–7 6–6 3–6 4–5 0–9 4–5 8–8
Houston 5–4 5–4 7–4 8–3 5–6 6-3 3–6 9–2 7–2 5–4 7–2 9–2 5–4 6–3 5–7 10–4
Los Angeles 8–4 1–8 5–4 4–5 6–6 5–4 6–3 5–4 5–4 3–5 5–4 7–5 5–7 6–6 4–5 8–5
Milwaukee 3–6 2–7 6–6 5–6 7–4 9–0 2–9 4–5 6–3 1–8 4–5 6–5 3–6 5–4 3–8 8–6
Montreal 7–2 6–6 2–7 1–8 2–7 7–5 2–7 4–5 3–6 8–4 5–7 2–7 4–4 3–6 3–6 6–10
New York 5–4 3–9 5–4 6–3 6–3 7–5 4–5 5–3 8–1 4–8 8–4 4–5 4–5 4–5 6–3 9–7
Philadelphia 7-2 4–8 6–3 5–4 4–5 6–6 2–7 4–5 5–4 7–5 4–8 8–1 1–8 2–6 3–6 7–9
Pittsburgh 3–6 2–7 3–8 7–5 4–5 6–3 2–9 5–7 5–6 7–2 5–4 1–8 5–4 2–7 6–5 6–7
San Diego 9–3 4–5 4–5 11–1 7–5 5–4 4–5 7–5 6–3 4–4 5–4 8–1 4–5 8–4 6–3 6–7
San Francisco 7–5 2–7 3–7 7–2 5–7 9–0 3–6 6–6 4–5 6–3 5–4 6–2 7–2 4–8 7–5 8–5
St. Louis 7–2 3–6 7–4 3–8 6–3 5-4 7–5 5–4 8–3 6–3 3–6 6–3 5–6 3–6 5–7 4–9


Notable transactions

  • June 2, 1998: Matt Holliday was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 7th round of the 1998 amateur draft. Player signed July 24, 1998.[8]
  • June 2, 1998: Juan Pierre was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 13th round of the 1998 amateur draft. Player signed June 4, 1998.[9]
  • June 9, 1998: Kurt Abbott was traded by the Oakland Athletics to the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named later. The Colorado Rockies sent Ara Petrosian (minors) (June 18, 1998) to the Oakland Athletics to complete the trade.[10]
  • July 31, 1998: Ellis Burks was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the San Francisco Giants for Darryl Hamilton, Jim Stoops, and a player to be named later. The San Francisco Giants sent Jason Brester (minors) (August 18, 1998) to the Colorado Rockies to complete the trade.[11]

Major League debuts

  • Batters:
    • Mark Strittmatter (Sep 3)
    • Derrick Gibson (Sep 8)
    • Edgard Clemente (Sep 10)
  • Pitchers:
    • Mike Saipe (Jun 25)
    • Mark Brownson (Jul 21)
    • Fred Rath, Jr. (Jul 29)
    • Jim Stoops (Sep 9)
    • Lariel González (Sep 22) [12]

Roster

1998 Colorado Rockies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Batting

Starters by position

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 SB
C Kirt Manwaring 110 291 72 .247 2 26 1
1B Todd Helton 152 530 167 .315 25 97 3
2B Mike Lansing 153 584 161 .276 12 66 10
SS Neifi Perez 162 647 177 .274 9 59 5
3B Vinny Castilla 162 645 206 .319 46 144 5
LF Dante Bichette 161 662 219 .331 22 122 14
CF Ellis Burks 100 357 102 .286 16 54 3
RF Larry Walker 130 454 165 .363 23 67 14

Other batters

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 SB
Kurt Abbott 42 71 18 .254 3 15 0
Jeff Barry 15 34 6 .176 0 2 0
Jason Bates 53 74 14 .189 0 3 0
Edgard Clemente 11 17 6 .353 0 2 0
Greg Colbrunn 62 122 38 .311 2 13 3
Angel Echevarria 19 29 11 .379 1 9 0
Curtis Goodwin 119 159 39 .245 1 6 5
Darryl Hamilton 51 194 65 .335 5 25 4
Nelson Liriano 12 17 0 .000 0 0 0
Jeff Reed 113 259 75 .290 9 39 0
Terry Shumpert 23 26 6 .231 1 2 0
Mark Strittmatter 4 4 0 .000 0 0 0
John Vander Wal 89 104 30 .288 5 20 0
Derrick White 9 9 0 .000 0 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Darryl Kile 36 230.1 13 17 5.20 158
Pedro Astacio 35 209.1 13 14 6.23 170
Jamey Wright 34 206.1 9 14 5.67 86
John Thomson 26 161.0 8 11 4.81 106
Bobby Jones 35 141.1 7 8 5.22 109

Relief pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO SV
Mike DeJean 59 74.1 3 1 3.03 27 2
Jerry DiPoto 68 71.1 3 4 3.53 49 19
Chuck McElroy 78 68.1 6 4 2.90 61 2
Lariel Gonzalez 1 1.0 0 0 0.00 0 0
Curtis Leskanic 66 75.2 6 4 4.40 55 2
Mike Munoz 40 41.1 2 2 5.66 24 3
Fred Rath 2 5.1 0 0 1.69 2 0
Jim Stoops 3 4.0 1 0 2.25 0 0
Dave Veres 63 76.1 3 1 2.83 74 8
Dave Wainhouse 10 11.0 1 0 4.91 3 0

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO Sv
Mark Brownson 2 13.1 1 0 4.73 8 0
Kevin Ritz 2 9.0 0 2 11.00 3 0
Mike Saipe 2 10.0 0 1 10.80 2 0
Mark Thompson 6 23.1 1 2 7.71 14 0

Game log

1998 Game Log

Awards, league leaders, and accomplishments

National League leaders

Awards

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League Paul Zuvella
AA New Haven Ravens Eastern League Tim Blackwell
A Salem Avalanche Carolina League Jay Loviglio
A Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League Ron Gideon
A-Short Season Portland Rockies Northwest League Jim Eppard
Rookie AZL Rockies Arizona League P. J. Carey
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: AZL Rockies[22]

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mcelrch01.shtml
  2. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lansimi01.shtml
  3. ^ Quinton McCracken Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ Bryan Rekar Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/k/kileda01.shtml
  6. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/huttoma01.shtml
  7. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/v/veresda01.shtml
  8. ^ Matt Holliday Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  9. ^ Juan Pierre Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  10. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/abbotku01.shtml
  11. ^ Ellis Burks Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  12. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/yearly/debut.php?y=1998&l=NL
  13. ^ "1998 National League batting leaders". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  14. ^ "1998 Major League Baseball batting leaders". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  15. ^ a b c "Rockies awards". Colorado Rockies. MLB.com. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  16. ^ Hickok, Ralph. "The ESPY Awards". HickokSports.com. Archived from the original on February 23, 2002. Retrieved May 5, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  17. ^ "Larry Walker named male athlete of the year". The Hamilton Spectator. December 30, 1998. p. E1. Archived from the original on December 17, 2012. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
  18. ^ "Lou Marsh winners". Toronto Star. December 9, 2008. Retrieved December 9, 2008.
  19. ^ "MLB National League Gold Glove Award winners". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  20. ^ "MLB Silver Slugger Award winners − National League". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  21. ^ "Tip O'Neill Award". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  22. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
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