The 1999 Major
League Baseball season had it all: record-breaking moments, amazing
players and teams, and a century's worth of milestones and memories.
MLB '99: A Season of Heroes delivers fifty-five
minutes of baseball action including, but not limited too:
McGwire and Sammy Sosa slug it out again
All Century Team ceremonies in Fenway Park and Turner Field
Hall-of-Famers Tony Gwynn and Wade Boggs reach the 3,000-hit
coverage of David Cone's perfect game and the two no-hitters
Martinez's near-perfect season
home-run race between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa didn't set
the records it did in 1998, it was still exciting, with each
player hitting more than sixty blasts and McGwire topping five-hundred
for his career.
That's just one
of the stories covered in MLB
'99: A Season of Heroes, a fifty-five minute video combining highlight
footage and player commentary. Other topics include Tony Gwynn
and Wade Boggs reaching the three-thousand hit mark, Cy Young
Award winners Pedro Martínez and Randy Johnson, David
Cone's perfect game, and defensive gems by Ken Griffey, Jr.,
Andruw Jones, Omar Vizquel, and Roberto Alomar.
is also covered, with the Atlanta Braves beating the New York
Mets in a thrilling championship series and the New York Yankees
holding on to defeat the Boston Red Sox. Moving on to the World
Series, witness the Yankees' Game 1 comeback against reliever
John Rocker (in the days when he was a villain only in New York,
rather than nationwide), which led to a sweep of the Braves.
The final segment
is devoted to the unveiling of the All-Century Team, with glimpses
of all eighteen living members (and no Pete Rose controversy)
and a discussion of the youngest member, Ken Griffey, Jr. The
video closes with a shot of his name and new number thirty on
a red jersey, reflecting his February 2000 trade to Cincinnati.