» August 19, 1992: Mariners 2B Bret Boone makes his major league debut against the Orioles. By doing so, he becomes the first third-generation player in the major leagues, following in the footsteps of his grandfather Ray, and his father Bob. Boone goes 1-for-4 and drives in a run in Seattle’s 10-8 victory.
» November 2, 1993:
The Mariners trade 2B Bret Boone and P Erik Hanson to the Reds in exchange for P Bobby Ayala and C Dan Wilson.
» September 28, 1995:
The Reds defeat the Expos by a score of 9-7, with Expos reliever Greg Harris pitching the 9th ambidexterously. The Reds don't score against him as he faces two with his (normal) right arm and two with his left. After Harris (right-handed) retires Reggie Sanders on a grounder, manager Felipe Alou permits him to do what he had wanted to try for 10 years. Following a wild lefty toss to the backstop, he walks Hal Morris. Remaining as a southpaw, though, he gets Eddy Taubensee to ground out. Finally, returning the ball to his right hand, he retires Bret Boone on a ground out. Harris uses a special six-finger glove, which is sent to the Hall of Fame. Before Harris, Bert Campaneris was the last pitcher to use both hands in a professional game, doing it in 1962 for Daytona Beach in the Florida State League. The only major leaguers to toss with each hand are: Tony Mullane (July 18, 1882); Larry Corcoran (June 10, 1884); Elton "Icebox" Chamberlain (May 9, 1888); Tony Mullane again (July 14, 1893).
» October 6, 1995: The Reds pound Hideo Nomo for 7 hits and 5 runs in 5 innings and cruise to a 10-1 win over the Dodgers to sweep the best-of-5 series. Ron Gant, Bret Boone, and Mark Lewis all homer for Cincinnati.
» June 20, 1997: For their game against the Cards, the Reds bring up Aaron Boone from Indianapolis. That's the good news. The bad news is they send brother Bret Boone (.205) down to make room for Aaron. Aaron has an RBI and a stolen base in his ML debut as the Reds win, 4–2. He also has his 1st ejection for throwing a helmet. Deion Sanders has a double and home run and his 31st stolen base, high in the ML.
» July 13, 1997:
With the temperature at 100 degrees, Pedro Martinez fires a one-hit shutout to beat the Reds, 2–0. The Expos' ace gives up a single to Bret Boone in the 5th for the only hit. Mike Lansing triples twice for the Expos before leaving in the 5th inning with exhaustion.
» September 16, 1997:
At Wrigley Field, Kevin Tapani pitches a 1-hitter for his first NL shutout and Sammy Sosa breaks a scoreless tie with a two-run, 6th-inning homer as Chicago beats Cincinnati, 5–0. Bret Boone's leadoff single in the sixth is the only Reds hit.
» August 15, 1998:
In the Reds–Expos game, two pairs of brothers face each other, and three out of four go deep. Vladimir Guerrero and Wilton Guerrero homer for the Expos while Bret Boone hits a solo shot for the Reds. Aaron Boone followed with a strikeout, but the Reds win 6–4.
» September 27, 1998: The Reds double up on the Pirates, beating them 4–1. Cincinnati uses a brother infield of Bret Boone at 2B (0–for–4) and his brother Aaron (1–for–2) at 3B; Barry Larkin at SS (0–for–3) and Stephen Larkin at 1B (1–for–3). Aaron Boone's 3–run homer gives Tomko (13–12) the complete game victory. Stephen Larkin is a career minor leaguer with a pacemaker and had a new one installed in August after his old one had a hiccup. Stephen hit .228 with three home run and 31 RBI in 80 games with the AA Chattanooga Lookouts this year.
» November 10, 1998: The Braves trade P Denny Neagle, OF Michael Tucker, and minor league P Rob Bell to the Reds in exchange for 2B Bret Boone and P Mike Remlinger.
» August 7, 1999:
The Braves infielders looked inept when they let an infield pop-up drop between them in the 9th inning of a 15-4 victory over the Giants. But SS Ozzie Guillen turned the miscue into an unusual foul ball. The towering pop by J.T. Snow falls on the pitcher's mound when second baseman Bret Boone called off the other infielders, then couldn't reach the ball. Guillen lets it bounce toward the third-base line. As soon as it is in foul territory, he grabs the ball, turning it into a foul. Snow then flies out.
» September 1, 1999:
Atlanta gets a 3-run home run from Brian Hunter and a 2-run homer from Bret Boone to edge the Reds, 8–7. Bret's brother Aaron Boone homers for the Reds, as does Sean Casey as the Reds lose for the 8th time in nine meetings with Atlanta. Their victory two days ago ended the Braves 10-game win streak.
» October 15, 1999: Behind the pitching of Tom Glavine, the Braves defeat the Mets, 1-0 for their 3rd win in a row. Atlanta scores an unearned run in the 1st inning with the help of two NY errors. It is the 1st time all year the Mets make two errors in the same inning. With Gerald Williams on 2nd & Bret Boone on 1st, with one out, the Braves pulled off a double steal. Williams scores when Mets C Mike Piazza fires the ball into center field trying to throw out Boone.
» December 22, 1999: The Braves obtain 2B Quilvio Veras, 1B Wally Joyner, and OF Reggie Sanders from the Padres in exchange for 1B Ryan Klesko, 2B Bret Boone, and P Jason Shiell.
» June 23, 2000:
The Padres bash the Reds, 10-7 in 10 innings. Bret Boone slugs three home runs and drives home six runs against his former Cincinnati teammates.
» June 4, 2001: Seattle 2B Bret Boone drives home seven runs in the Mariners' 11-6 win over the Rangers. Boone's four hits include a double and two home runs.
» June 7, 2001:
The Padres pound Russ Ortiz (7-4) and outslug the Giants, 10–7, to snap their 8-game losing streak. Cesar Crespo hits his 1st ML homer for the Pads, while his brother Felipe, playing 1B for the Giants in J.T. Snow's absence, hits a pair. It was the 9th time that brothers on opposing teams had both homered in the same game. The last time was when Bret and Aaron Boone did it last year. Bobby Bonds hits #32, his 13th homer in 18 games. Mike Darr has four hits and four RBIs for SD.
» June 8, 2001:
The Mariners (47-12) swamp the Padres, 7-1, for their 15th straight victory. Paul Abbott (7-2) gets help in the 1st inning when Edgar Martinez and Bret Boone homer off Kevin Jarvis.
» June 12, 2001: The Mariners defeat the Rockies, 10-9, as nine home runs are hit at Coors Field, six by Seattle and three by Colorado. Mike Cameron, drilled in the 7th inning following Bret Boone's 2nd home run of the game, hits the go-ahead homer in the 9th. The M's bullpen blows a lead and Aaron Sele (8–0) misses a W.
» October 6, 2001: Little used P Dennis Stark and four relievers give Seattle a 1–0 win over Texas, handing the Rangers their only shutout of the year. Bret Boone's solo home run, off Doug Davis, is the scoring. The win is #116 for Seattle, tying the win mark of the 1906 Cubs. Texas will beat Seattle in tomorrow's season finale. Seattle ends the season having won the season series against all 18 opponents they faced: 13 AL teams and five NL. The last team to win every season series was the Tigers in 1968 against nine AL teams. The Mariners broke the record of the 1899 Brooklyn Dodgers (as noted by Walt Wilson), who won series against 11 NL teams.
» October 20, 2001:
The Mariners clobber the Yankees, 14-3, to win their first game of the ALCS. Bret Boone ties an ALCS record with five RBIs as Jamie Moyer gets the win. Boone, John Olerud, and Jay Buhner all homer for Seattle.
» October 21, 2001:
The Yankees take a 3-1 lead in their ALCS matchup with Seattle, defeating the Mariners by a score of 3-1. Bret Boone's 8th inning home run broke a scoreless tie, but Bernie Williams hits a home run in the bottom half of the inning to tie the score. NY wins on Alfonso Soriano's 2-run dinger in the 9th. Mariano Rivera gets the victory in relief.
» May 2, 2002: The Mariners rout the White Sox by a score of 15–4 as OF Mike Cameron becomes the 13th player in ML history to slug four home runs in a single game, all solo shots. Cameron is also hit by a pitch and flies out to deep right in a bid for a 5th homer. Cameron and 2B Bret Boone also become the first teammates in history to hit back–to–back home runs twice in the same inning, performing the feat in Seattle's 10–run 1st inning. The duo waste little time putting their names into the record book. After Ichiro Suzuki is hit by a pitch leading off, Boone homers. Cameron follows with a drive off Jon Rauch that barely cleared the center–field wall and a leaping Kenny Lofton. Two outs later, Boone again homers on the first pitch, this time off reliever Jim Parque. Cameron goes to a full count, then homers to center again. The Mariners also tie a team record with seven homers in the game. James Baldwin is the easy winner, with seven innings pitched. There had only been 39 previous occasions of a player hitting two home runs in an inning, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Eric Karros was last to do it, on August 22, 2000, for Los Angeles. Mark McGwire was the previous American League player to do it, on September 22, 1996, for Oakland.
» November 13, 2002:
The American League Gold Glove winners are announced. Three Mariners -- Bret Boone, John Olerud, and Ichiro Suzuki -- take awards.