» March 31, 1994: The Mets continue dealing by swapping former number one selections with the Tigers. The Mets send pitcher Alan Zinter to Detroit for 1B Rico Brogna. Rico will start at Norfolk but after the Mets bring him up he will hit .351 in 39 games.
» July 3, 1994: The Mets' Rico Brogna breaks up Andy Benes' no-hit bid with a double in the 8th inning. The Padres win, 7–0, as Benes fans 13 and walks only one in his 1-hitter. He also drives home three runs with a double of his own.
» May 11, 1996:
At John Franco Day at Shea Stadium, the veteran reliever celebrates by being ejected in the 5th inning following a vicious benches-clearing brawl between the Mets and the Cubs. The brawl, which lasts 18 minutes, starts when Mets' P Pete Harnisch reaches around ump Greg Bonin to punch Cubs' C Scott Servais. There are nine ejections, including Servais and Harnisch, who will receive an eight game suspension and a $1,000 fine for his punch. Mets bullpen coach Steve Swisher, also ejected, will get a 2-game suspension. Fortunately for the Mets, Rico Brogna was only punched, and he hits back with his 2nd homer, to win, 7–6 in the 9th inning. Brogna adds a triple and double on the afternoon. In 1996, National League umps will toss 101 players, a decrease of 11 tosses from 1995; American League umps will eject 75 during the year, down from 93 in 1995.
» May 18, 1996: Mets' backstop Todd Hundley drives in seven runs and Mark Clark wins, 14–5, over the Giants. SS Rey Ordonez gets four hits and almost makes four throwing errors—he's charged with 2—but Rico Brogna at first retrieves two for outs. Clark's win is his 2nd complete game: no other Met has gone the distance.
» April 5, 1997: Sterling Hitchcock and Trevor Hoffman combine to 1-hit the Phillies in posting a 4-1 victory. Hitchcock allows only a double to Rico Brogna in eight innings as the 1st-place Pods win for the 4th time in five games.
» September 8, 1998:
Phillies rookie Marlon Anderson hits a pinch home run in his 1st major league at bat to become the 14th player in history to do so. The Phils and Mets combined for nine homers—Philadelphia has a team-record 7—in the 16-4 Phils win. Four different players homer twice—Jermaine Allensworth for New York and Rico Brogna, Kevin Sefcik, and Bobby Estalella for the Phils.
» April 28, 1999:
The Phillies got three consecutive home runs from Scott Rolen, Rico Brogna and Ron Gant in the bottom of the 1st off Bret Tomko, the 1st time the Phillies have three consecutive home runs since July 26, 1987. But the Reds, down 7–1 after four innings, score four runs in the 9th to win, 12–8.
» August 25, 1999:
The Phillies follow yesterday's scoring feast with another, defeating the Padres, 15-1. Rico Brogna goes 4-for-5, with two doubles and two homers, and drives home seven runs for Philadelphia. The Pads finally turn to infielder Ed Giovanola who pitches one 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Giovanola last pitched in Little League.
» September 22, 1999: The Phillies score 11 runs in the 8th inning, with Rico Brogna driving in 3, on their way to a 12-3 win over the Brewers. The 10 hits and 11 runs in the frame tie the Milwaukee club record.
» May 12, 2000:
Phillies 1B Rico Brogna undergoes surgery to repair a broken left forearm. He is expected to be out 10-to-12 weeks.
» December 13, 2000: The Braves sign 1B Rico Brogna to a contract.
» July 17, 2001: Braves 1B Rico Brogna announces his retirement, effective immediately, opening a spot for Bernard Gilkey. The injury-plagued Brogna will coach high school football. Without him, the Braves win, 4–0, behind Greg Maddux's 34th career shutout. Maddux K's nine and walks none.