1999 American League Champions!

Championship Sunday started off with a well played and very competitive game. The San Fernando Tigers, coming off an impressive season with a 15-4-1 record, faced off with a veteran team, the L.A. Cardinals. The first three batters for the Tigers scored three of their five runs in the first inning. Cardinal's pitcher, Jeff Ahern, then settled in and pitched a good game allowing just five runs. On the flip side, Tigers pitcher, Josh Goldberg, pitched a complete game allowing only two runs on seven hits. Several Tiger batters had multiple hits in the game: Danny Scott, Greg Venger, Jarrett Gold, Will Morrow and Brian Bromber. For Tiger's manager, Santiago de La Cerra, this victory is all too sweet. After coming up short in the 1997 Championship Game and then missing the Championships by only one run in 1998, he showed in 1999 that hard work and perseverance does pay off. Congratulations!

American League Winners
1999 American Division League Champions
San Fernando Tigers defeated L.A. Cardinals (5-2)

Santiago with trophy
Team Manager, Santiago de la Cerra

Tiger Pitcher, Josh Goldberg

have a drink
Brian Bromber drinks champagne from the team trophy

Championship Game
San Fernando Tigers 5 L.A. Cardinals 2

Tigers...................300 101 00x 5 14 1
Cardinals.............200 010 012 2 7 2

WP: J. Goldberg
LP: J. Ahern
2B Tigers: G. Venger
SB Tigers: J. Gold, R. Cierengeani Jr.
2B Cardinals: D. Schwarz

How The Runs Scored
Tigers First: Dunn singled, Scott singled, Venger doubled, Dunn scored. Gold singled, Scott and Venger scored. Chastain grounded out to second, Morrow grounded out to short and bromber struck out.
Tigers 3 L. A. Cardinals 0
Cardinals Third: Barile walked, Angell flied out to center, Buccola singled, Ahern walked to load the bases, Shapiro grounded out to third, Barile scored, Connor grounded into double play. Tigers 3 L. A. Cardinals 1
Tigers Fourth: Chastain singled, Morrow singled, Bromber singled to load the bases. Wells reach on error by first baseman, Morrow scored. Cieregeani grounded into double play. Tigers 4 L. A. Cardinals 1
Cardinals Fourth: Page flied out to center, Roberts’s flied out to right, Youngblood singled and advanced to second on wild pitch. Schwarz doubled, Youngblood scored, Barile lined out to third base.
Tigers 3 L. A. Cardinals 2
Tigers Sixth: Venger singled, Venger caught stealing second. Gold singled then stole second. Chastain flied out to center, Morrow singled, Gold scored. Wells grounded out