Opening Day Lineup - 1999

After their openingday1999inaugural season the Arizona Diamondbacks re-tooled their roster bringing in several pieces that would set the stage for an historic run at the play-offs in just their second season.

On April 5, 1999 the Diamondbacks travelled to Los Angeles California to meet the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

Newly signed pitcher Randy Johnson would take the mound for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Opening Day roster featured just three players who were in the line-up a year earlier. Jay Bell started the previous season at shortstop but moved over to second base. Matt Williams played third base, and Travis Lee was the first baseman from 1998.

For the second straight season the Arizona Diamondbacks lost the first game of the year after the Dodgers scored 3 runs in the ninth inning to tie the game sending into extra innings.. The final score this year was Dodgers 8 - Diamondbacks 6 in 11 innings in front of 53,109.

 

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1999
Order Name Position
1. Steve Finley CF
2. Jay Bell 2B
3. Travis Lee 1B
4. Matt Williams 3B
5. Luis Gonzalez LF
6. Bernard Gilkey RF
7. Tony Batista SS
8. Kelly Stinnet C
9. Randy Johnson LHP