» June 7, 1977: The White Sox select Harold Baines with the number-one pick in the draft. Bill Veeck had first seen Baines play Little League ball and had followed his career. P Bill Gullickson was taken with the 2nd pick by the Expos, and Milwaukee takes University of Minnesota infielder Paul Molitor with the 3rd pick. Danny Ainge, a potential pro basketball player, is picked in the 15th round. The Reds come up empty with the 8th pick in round 1, picking prep 3B Ted Venger.
» July 7, 1982: Harold Baines belts three home runs, including a grand slam, to lead the White Sox to a 7–0 win over Detroit.
» September 17, 1983: The Chicago White Sox clinch their first-ever American League West championship, beating Seattle 4–3 on Harold Baines' sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 9th.
» May 9, 1984: The longest—and slowest—game in American League history ends in the 25th inning when Harold Baines homers off Chuck Porter to give the White Sox a 7–6 victory over the Brewers. It is the latest homer in history. The game falls one inning shy of the ML record, but takes by far the most time to play: eight hours and six minutes. The contest was suspended yesterday after 17 innings with the score tied 3–3, and each team scores three more runs in the 21st. The Sox lose a chance to win in the 21st as runner Dave Stegman is touched by 3B coach Jim Leyland, which leads to a Sox protest. Tom Seaver pitches the final inning to earn the win, then wins the regularly scheduled game as well 5–4. Tom Paciorek of the Sox, who sets a major-league record as he enters the game in the fourth inning and registers nine at bats.
» June 24, 1984:
At the Dome, Tim Teufel's bloop single in the 9th inning with two on turns into an inside-the-park homer when it bounces over the head of Harold Baines to give the Twins a 3–2 win over the White Sox. Rich Dotson is the unlucky loser. The Twins Bush had an IPHR in yesterday's 4–3 win over Chicago.
» September 17, 1984:
Harold Baines slugs three home runs to lead the White Sox to a 7–3 win over the Twins and drop Minnesota into 2nd place in the AL West.
» August 24, 1985: Three outs away from a no-hitter against the White Sox, Toronto's Dave Stieb surrenders consecutive home runs to Rudy Law and Bryan Little and is driven from the game. His replacement, Gary Lavelle, gives up a 3rd-straight home run, to Harold Baines, before Tom Henke comes in to save the 6–3 win.
» August 3, 1986:
At Comiskey Park, Russ Morman homers and singles in the 4th inning in his first ML game as the Sox beat the Tigers, 10–1. He ties Billy Martin's debut with his two hits in one inning. A Kirk Gibson homer is the only score for Detroit, while Harold Baines and Carlton Fisk add homers for Chicago.
» July 29, 1989: The White Sox trade their all-time home run leader, Harold Baines, and IF Fred Manrique to the Rangers for IF Scott Fletcher, OF Sammy Sosa, and P Wilson Alvarez.
» August 29, 1990: The defending World Champion A's seemingly lock up another pennant by acquiring slugger Harold Baines from the Rangers for a pair of minor leaguers (P Scott Chiamparino and P Joe Bitker) and OF Willie McGee from the Cardinals for Felix Jose and two more minor leaguers (3B Stan Royer and P Daryle Green). McGee, who will be a free agent at the end of the year, is hitting (.335), which will lead the National League in hitting.
» October 7, 1990: Late-season acquisition Harold Baines drives in three runs to lead the A's to a 4–1 win over the Red Sox and a 2-0 lead in the ALCS.
» May 7, 1991: Harold Baines leads Oakland to an 11–3 win over Baltimore by bashing three home runs and a double in four at bats. Mike Moore (5–0) is the winner.
» June 23, 1992: Led by Harold Baines, who has a double and a homer, Oakland scores 10 runs in the 3rd inning enroute to a 12–2 win over Seattle. Jose Canseco also homers to make it an easy win for Joe Slusarski.
» October 7, 1992: The A's win the opening game of the ALCS with a 4–3 victory over the Blue Jays. All but one of the game's runs are scored by homers, as Mark McGwire, Terry Steinbach and Harold Baines connect for Oakland, and Dave Winfield and Pat Borders for Toronto.
» January 14, 1993: The Athletics trade OF Harold Baines to the Orioles in exchange for minor league pitchers Bobby Chouinard and Allen Plaster.
» August 2, 1995: Despite tossing a one-hitter, Toronto rookie P Paul Menhart loses to Baltimore, 1-0. The Orioles' only hit is a 2nd inning homer by DH Harold Baines.
» December 11, 1995: The White Sox sign free agent DH Harold Baines.
» April 22, 1996:
In Arlington, Harold Baines, with a 3-run blast, and Robin Ventura hit consecutive homers in the 6th as the Sox halt the Rangers' five-game win streak, 12–4. Ventura and Danny Tartabull then hit back-to-back homers in the 8th to cinch Alex Fernandez's 3rd win.
» May 26, 1996: Frank Thomas, Harold Baines, and Robin Ventura belt consecutive homers in Chicago's 7-run 8th inning as the Sox pound the Brewers, 12–1. Chad Kreuter adds a 4th homer in the frame as Chicago becomes the 16th team to hit four homers in an inning; The Twins are the only team to have hit 5. The Thomas, Baines, Ventura trio also homered in yesterday's 9–7 win over Milwaukee.
» June 7, 1997: On Dog Day (canine attendance 425) at Comiskey Park, it takes the White Sox four hours 19 minutes to finally edge the Orioles, 1–0, in 11 innings on Harold Baines' one-out single off Randy Myers.
» July 29, 1997:
The Orioles purchase veteran Harold Baines from the White Sox. Baines is hitting .305 for Chicago.
» October 2, 1997: The Orioles defeat the Mariners by a score of 9-3 for the second day in a row. Brady Anderson and Harold Baines hit home runs to lead the way.
» October 12, 1997: The Indians again score the winning run in their last at bat, coming back from a 4-2 deficit to defeat the Orioles, 8-7, for their 3rd straight win in the ALCS. Sandy Alomar drives home the winner with a single after hitting a 2-run homer earlier in the contest. He also scores from 2B on a wild pitch in the 5th. Brady Anderson, Harold Baines, Rafael Palmeiro hit homers off Jaret Wright in the 5th while Manny Ramirez goes deep for the Tribe. Jose Mesa blows his 2nd save in two days, but receives credit for the win.
» August 13, 1998: Baltimore's Harold Baines becomes the all–time leader in RBIs by a DH when he drives in his 824th in a 7–4 win over the Indians. Hal McRae was the previous record–holder.
» March 28, 1999: The Baltimore Orioles make the 1st visit to Cuba by major leaguers since 1959, and defeat a team of Cuban amateurs by a score of 3–2 in 11 innings. P Jose Contreras hurls eight innings of 2–hit, 10–K ball in relief for the Cubans, while C Charles Johnson hits a 2–run homer and DH Harold Baines drives in the winning run for the Orioles. The two teams will play a rematch at Camden Yards in Baltimore on May 3.
» August 27, 1999:
The Indians take out some insurance, picking up DH Harold Baines from the Orioles for P Juan Aracena and a player to be named.
» October 7, 1999:
The Indians slug the Red Sox, 11-1, to take a two game lead in their division series. Charles Nagy gets the win for Cleveland, as Harold Baines hits a 3-run homer and Jim Thome, a grand slam.
» December 9, 1999: The Orioles sign free agent DH Harold Baines to a contract.
» July 29, 2000:
The White Sox obtain C Charles Johnson and DH Harold Baines from the Orioles in exchange for C Brook Fordyce and minor league Ps Miguel Felix, Juan Figueroa, and Jason Lakman.