» June 6, 1983: The Twins select pitcher Tim Belcher with the first pick in the annual June free-agent draft, but Belcher will reject their $125,000 signing bonus offer and pitch for Team USA in the Pan American Games instead. He is the only first-rounder who doesn't sign. Belcher will be the first selected in the January 1984 draft. The Twins 2nd round pick, P Billy Swift, also doesn't sign. The Reds take Kurt Stillwell with the 2nd pick overall and Chris Sabo on round 2. Roger Clemens is taken with the 19th pick. The A's get Terry Steinbach, Brian Dorsett, and Greg Cadaret on the 9th, 10th and 11th rounds. The Phillies pick Ricky Jordan on the 1st round. The Reds pick up Stillwell in the 1st round, Sabo and Joe Oliver in the 2nd round, Lenny Harris (5th) and Jeff Montgomery (9th).
» February 8, 1984: One day after losing Type A free agent Tom Underwood to the Orioles, the A's "steal" pitcher Tim Belcher from the Yankees as compensation. The number-one selection in last June's draft, Belcher did not sign with the Twins and was available in the January draft. The Yankees signed him on February 2nd, only to lose him because they had already submitted their list of 26 protected players.
» August 29, 1987:
Two American League West contenders attempt to bolster their rosters for the stretch run. The Angels trade two minor leaguers for Pittsburgh 2B Johnny Ray, and the A's send minor leaguer P Tim Belcher to the Dodgers for P Rick Honeycutt. Honeycutt (2–12), loser of his last 11 games with the Dodgers, will drop two more with the A's before beating the Indians on September 22.
» October 5, 1988: Tim Belcher strikes outs 10 Mets to give the Dodgers a 6–3 win in game 2.
» June 3, 1989:
Houston beats Los Angeles 5–4 in 22 innings in a game that takes 7:14 to complete. Rafael Ramirez's 2nd RBI of the game finally ends it at 2:50 a.m. on the 4th. When the Dodgers use up all 24 players, (except for tomorrow's starter Tim Belcher), 3B Jeff Hamilton becomes the final and losing pitcher and P Fernando Valenzuela finishes the game at 1B. John Shelby goes 0–10 for the Dodgers.
» November 27, 1991: The Dodgers acquire OF Eric Davis and P Kip Gross from the Reds in exchange for P Tim Belcher and John Wetteland. The Dodgers have high expectations of the brittle Davis, but he'll play in just 76 games in 1992.
» May 26, 1993:
Cincinnati P Tim Belcher hurls a 1-hit, 4-0 shutout over the Braves. A 1st inning double by Deion Sanders is Atlanta's only hit.
» July 31, 1993:
The Reds trade P Tim Belcher to the White Sox in exchange for pitchers Johnny Ruffin and Jeff Pierce.
» August 31, 1993:
In a flurry of deadline trades, the Reds sent pitchers Johnny Ruffin and Jim Pierce to the White Sox in exchange for P Tim Belcher; The Dodgers trade OF Eric Davis to the Tigers in exchange for P John DeSilva. The Cardinals trade P Lee Smith to the Yankees in exchange for P Rich Batchelor.
» February 7, 1994:
The Tigers sign free agent P Tim Belcher.
» May 15, 1995:
The Mariners trade P Roger Salkeld to the Reds in exchange for P Tim Belcher.
» February 1, 1996: The Royals sign free agent P Tim Belcher.
» May 13, 1997:
Tim Belcher faces 30 hitters in pitching KC to a 9–0 win over the Red Sox. Belcher retires the first 15 batters and finished with a two-hitter as the Kansas City Royals routed the slumping Boston Red Sox. Belcher also stretches his scoreless skein to 19 innings. Before the game, the Royals release Mitch Williams; The Wild Thing was 0–1 with a 10.80 ERA in his comeback attempt.
» December 18, 1998: The Angels sign free agent P Tim Belcher to a 2-year contract.
» June 5, 1999: Dodger P Chan Ho Park aims a kick at Angels P Tim Belcher during a scuffle in LA's 7-4 victory. Park will be fined $3,000 for his actions and suspended for seven games.
» March 23, 2001: The Reds announce the retirement of 1B Hal Morris. Pitcher Tim Belcher retires tomorrow, and Dwight Gooden on the 30th.