» May 27, 1956: Thanks to a dropped 3rd strike by C Hobie Landrith, P Jim Davis of the Cubs fans four straight Cardinals in the 6th inning. Wally Moon leads off the inning with a double and then steals 3B. The knuckler then K's Hal Smith and Jackie Brandt. His 3rd strike on Lindy McDaniel eludes Landrith, and the pitcher reaches first while Moon scores. Don Blasingame then strikes out for the 4th strikeout in the inning. Not since Guy Morton, in 1916, has a pitcher fanned four in one inning. But the Cubs still lose, 11–9. The Cards pummel the Cubs in the 2nd game as well, winning 12–2.
» November 30, 1959:
The Cards send popular SS Don Blasingame to the Giants for infielder Darryl Spencer and Leon Wagner.
» April 27, 1961:
The Reds trade C Ed Bailey to the Giants for Don Blasingame, C Bob Schmidt, and P Sherman Jones. Bailey immediately replaces Tom Haller behind the plate.
» May 30, 1962:
At Milwaukee, the Reds edge the Braves, 4–3, in 16 innings. Don Blasingame's infield single scores the winning run.
» July 13, 1962:
Cubs rookie Cal Koonce (8-2) stops the Reds on one hit, a single by Don Blasingame, to win, 1–0. It is the first of four times that the Dixie Blazer will collect the only hit in a game. The Cubs only run is unearned off Bob Purkey (14-3).
» July 1, 1963: The Reds send C Jesse Gonder and cash to the Mets for 3B Charlie Neal and C Sammy Taylor. Cincinnati also sells 2B Don Blasingame to Washington.
» August 6, 1963: Stan Williams of the Yankees one-hits the Senators, giving up a double to Don Blasingame.
» August 20, 1963:
For the second time in two weeks, Don Blasingame is the only thing between the Senators and a no-hitter. Blasingame's single off the A's Moe Drabowsky is the only hit for the Nats in a 9–0 Game One loss. The A's complete the sweep with a 7–5 victory in game 2. Dave Wickersham is the winner.
» September 25, 1965:
The Twins Mudcat Grant one hits the Senators to win, 5–0. Don Blasingame's double in the 3rd is the only hit for Washington; it is the 4th time that Blasingame has collected the only hit for his team.
» December 20, 1978:
Don Blasingame is named manager of the Hanshin Tigers, the first American not of Japanese descent to lead a Japanese team.