Tri-City Red

1999 National Champs

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Accomplishments Official Team Roster Coaching Staff
Regular Season District Tournament State Tournament
Regional Tournament World Series Tournament Post Season Events

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1999 Season Accomplishments:

1999 Official Team Roster (18 players)

Name High School Uniform # Positions Bat Throw Grad Yr
Alfson/Oehlerts, Cory J. Irondale 23 Pitcher R R 2000
Baglien, Brad Moundsview 9 Catcher, 3rd R R 2000
Bornhorst, Brad Irondale 25 1st, Outfield, Pitcher L L 1999
Eustice, Don Moundsview 3 Outfield L L 2000
Grasley, Stephen Moundsview 7 Pitcher, Infield R R 2000
Lodgaard, Erik Moundsview 21 Pitcher, Utility R R 1999
Mendel, Donny Irondale 19 Pitcher, Infield R R 1999
Paone, Brian Irondale 24 1st, Leftfield R R 1999
Poser, Rusty Irondale 22 Catcher R R 1999
Schneider, Billy Moundsview 18 Infield, Centerfield R R 1999
Strandness, Tom Moundsview 8 Pitcher R R 1999
Stuart, Dan Totino Grace 17 Outfield, Pitcher R R 2001
Supina, Mark Irondale 20 Outfield, 1st R L 2000
Tucci, David Irondale 13 2nd, 3rd R R 1999
Vastine, Jason Irondale 15 Catch, Pitch, Outfield R R 2000
Wagner, Nik Moundsview 14 Pitcher L L 2000
Weber, Chris Irondale 12 Shortstop, Pitcher L R 2000
Wiedewitsch, Pete Moundsview 16 Pitcher, 1st, Outfield L L 2000

1999 Coaching Staff

General Manager: Ed Lindquist
Manager: Jeff Larsen
Head Coach: Mark Paone
Assistant Coaches: Mike Maslowski Greg Larson Andy Stolp


1999 Regular Season Schedule/Record



1999 District Championship Tournament



1999 Minnesota State Championship Tournament




1999 Central Plains Regional Championship Tournament








To Relive the 1999 Regional Tournament, Click Here!
1999 Regional Pairings, Game Results, Statistics, Box Scores and Play-By-Play Game Narratives!

(Courtesy of the National American Legion. Thank you!)


1999 World Series National Championship Tournament










Listen to the 1999 American Legion
World Series Radio Broadcasts!

(...and Listen to George Bodlovick Cheer the Red to Victory!)

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Semi Final Game

Tuesday, August 24, 1999, 11:00 a.m.
Tri-City Red vs. Gallatin, TN
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Semi Final Game

Tuesday, August 24, 1999
Brooklawn, NJ vs. Kennewick, WA

Championship Game

Tuesday, August 24, 1999, 7:00 p.m.
Tri-City Red vs. Kennewick, WA

Broadcast recordings, national tournament statistics, box scores, and play-by-play descriptions are courtesy of the National Director of American Legion Baseball Programs. (Rights owned by the National American Legion.) We express our thanks for the National's permission to use them in this web site!

Review the 1999 World Series Results & Statistics

1999 Tournament Pairings and Game Results, including Line/Box Scores and Play-by-Play Game Narratives

1999 Tournament Leaders & Statistics


Post Season Events & Awards

Tri-City Red Earns Permanent Recognition and Place Within the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

Tri-City Red's remarkable 1999 season has been permanently recognized by the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY. Not only was a Tri-City cap and jersey, as well as the National Championship team picture, on display in Cooperstown during calendar year 2000, but Tri-City Red's name has been permanently inscribed on the Hall of Fame's "Youth Baseball Wall of Fame." (Click on the following thumbnail photos to view larger images; click on the "Back" button of your internet browser to return to this page.)

Congratulations to all Tri-City Red players, parents, coaches and volunteers for earning a permanent home within the walls of the building that houses and recognizes baseball's greatest players, teams and achievements. It is certainly an honor to be cherished -- and a legacy to be enjoyed by future generations of family, friends, and members of our community.


Minnesota Twins Honor Tri-City Red at Twins Game; Mark Paone Throws Out First Pitch

On September 8, 1999, the Minnesota Twins honored Tri-City Red as the 1999 American Legion World Series Champion by hosting a special pregame dinner and awards ceremony. At this ceremony, the team was awarded with special recognition by several Minnesota cities and counties, who had officially proclaimed the day as "Tri-City Red Day." Then, immediately prior to the Twins game, the team was honored on the field of the Metrodome, with each player being congratulated by Twins' personalities, including Tom Kelly, and receiving a signed, congratulatory certificate from the Twins. Mark Paone, Tri-City Coach, had the priviledge of throwing out the game's first pitch, as well as being a special on-air guest in the Twins broadcast booth during the course of the game.


Tri-City Red Honored at Major League Baseball World Series in Atlanta

As 1999 American Legion National Champs, the Tri-City Red team was flown to Atlanta to attend the first two games of the 1999 Major League World Series between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees at Turner Field. There, they were honored by Major League Baseball for the accomplishment of winning their own World Series.

The first game, held on Saturday, October 23, 1999, the Yankees beat the Braves, 4-1. New York also prevailed during the second game on Sunday, October 24th, winning 7-2. The Yankees ultimately swept the Braves, winning the Series in only four games. For a recap of the games and top stories of the Series, take this link to CNN/Sports Illustrated's web pages on the Series.

(Thank you to the Grasley family for the ticket stubs and photos!)

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Ready...and head for the ball park!

A historic moment -- the All-Century Team introduction.

Unfurling of the flag during opening ceremonies.

Warm congrat's to the Red as they come off "their 2nd" World Series field.

Enjoying the game (and your fame!), Steve Grasley (L) and Chris Weber (R)?

(L to R) Chris Weber, Erik Lodgaard, and Rusty Poser pose for a pic at Turner Field.


St. Paul Old Timers Hot Stove League Honors Tri-City Red at Annual Banquet



Tri-City Red Team Scheduled to Be Grand Marshalls of the 2000 Stockyard Days Celebration in New Brighton

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