» August 1, 1985:
The Indians trade veteran P Bert Blyleven to the Twins for OF Jim Weaver, P Curt Wardle, and SS Jay Bell.
» September 29, 1986: Cleveland 2B Jay Bell becomes the 9th player in history to hit a home run on the first ML pitch he sees, but the Indians fall to the Twins, 6–5. Bell tolls his home run off Bert Blyleven, for whom Bell, along with two other players, had been traded the previous year. Bell's dinger is the 47th of the season against Blyleven, breaking the major-league record of 46 home runs allowed by Robin Roberts in 1956. Blyleven will end the year with 50 gophers.
» March 25, 1989: The Indians and Pirates swap shortstops, with Felix Fermin going to Cleveland in exchange for Jay Bell.
» June 13, 1994:
Montreal P Jeff Fassero loses a no-hitter with two outs in the 9th inning as Pittsburgh 2B Carlos Garcia singles. SS Jay Bell follows with a home run, but the Expos hold on for a 10-2 victory.
» August 7, 1994: Pittsburgh SS Jay Bell strokes five base hits, including a pair of doubles, leading the Pirates to a 6-5 win over the Cardinals. His single in the bottom of the 9th brings home the winning run.
» September 22, 1996:
The Pirates win their 11th in a row, defeating the Cubs, 11–3. Jay Bell homers for his 3rd game in a row as the Bucs post the longest win streak in the majors this year.
» December 13, 1996:
The Pirates trade IF Jeff King and SS Jay Bell to the Royals for 3B Joe Randa and pitchers Jeff Granger, Jeff Martin, and Jeff Wallace.
» May 9, 1997: Against the Royals in the 6th inning, the Yankees catch Jay Bell in a rundown when Bell is suddenly called out by umpire Dale Ford, who thinks he passed the preceding baserunner, Jose Offerman. Offerman, however, had been forced out at 3B. Royals' manager Bob Boone argues until the umps agree and put runners back at 2B and 3B and call for a resumption of play. Chili Davis then lines a 2-run single off Kenny Rogers to tie the score. The Royals win 7–5 in 12 innings, with the victory going to Randy Veres. The Yanks protest that the rundown play should not have been reversed. Gene Budig will dismiss the protest, stating that with the rundown there were several scenarios where Bell could have escaped a tag.
» June 27, 1997: The left side of the KC infield accounts for 10 runs as 3B Craig Paquette and SS Jay Bell each drive home five in the Royals' 16-3 win over Milwaukee.
» November 17, 1997: The Diamondbacks sign free agent SS Jay Bell to a 5-year contract.
» April 13, 1999:
The Dodgers score two runs in the top of the 16th inning to take a 6–4 lead over the Diamondbacks, but Arizona comes back with three in the bottom half to eke out a 7–6 win. 2B Jay Bell has four hits, including a pair of home runs, for the winners.
» July 11, 1999: The Diamondbacks defeat the A's, 7-4, as Jay Bell hits a grand slam which wins Gylene Hoyle $1 million. She is the fan who wins the prize for picking the player who would hit a grand slam and the inning in which it would be done.
» April 17, 2001:
The Diamondbacks beat up on the Cardinals, 17–4, collecting 15 runs in the first four innings off Dustin Hermanson and Chad Hutchinson. The last two runs come in the 9th off Bobby Bonilla, making his ML pitching debut. The most successful Card pitcher is Gene Stechschulte, who belts a 6th inning pinch homer on the 1st pitch of his 1st ML at bat (he is the 15th pitcher to accomplish this, according to home run maven David Vincent). Also getting beat up is Umpire Larry Young who is struck in the forehead by a throw from Arizona's Jay Bell and requires 14 stitches to close the gash. He'll be out 2-3 weeks. Arizona is paced by Jay Bell's four hits, including a home run, and WP Armando Reynoso.