» June 7, 1982:
The Cubs select SS Shawon Dunston, who batted .790 this season for Brooklyn's Thomas Jefferson HS, with the first pick in the annual June free-agent draft. The Blue Jays then pick SS Augie Schmidt. The Twins, picking 4th overall, take lefty Brian Oelkers, who will be the first to reach the majors. Dwight Gooden is the 5th overall, taken by the Mets, one of 12 Mets draft picks who will make the igs. The Red Sox with three first round picks, use their first on Sam Horn and their last 1st round choice on FSU slugger Jeff Ledbetter, who hit an NCAA record 42 home runs: at least Horn will make the majors. The Yankees select high school SS Bo Jackson in the 2nd round, but he opts for Auburn instead. The Angels also go for a 2-sport star, taking U of Vermont's Kirk McCaskill, the first college player taken in last years NHL draft. The A's pick Jose Canseco in the 15th round and sign him for $15,000; the Royals mine gold on the 19th round by taking Bret Saberhagen. The Reds strike out in the first round when they select Illini high schooler Scott Jones, but so better with 9th rounder Tom Browning.
» May 21, 1985:
Brian Dayett's pinch grand slam in the 6th off Tom Browning lifts the Cubs to a 7–4 win over the Reds. It is Dayett's only round tripper of the year and makes a winner of Dennis Eckersley.
» September 28, 1985: Cincinnati's Tom Browning becomes the first rookie since Bob Grim in 1954 to win 20 games, raising his record to 20–9 with a 5–2 win over Houston. He is the first Reds pitcher to win 20 since Jim Merritt in 1970.
» June 23, 1986:
Mike LaCoss pitches a 3-hitter and belts his first ML home run, off position player Dane Iorg, as the Giants pound the Padres 18–1. Tying a ML record, 14 Giants get hits and 13 come around to score in the game. In his next at bat, on June 29th, LaCoss will belt the 2nd and last homer of what will be a 14-year career. That homer will be served up by Tom Browning of the Reds. Iorg gives up four runs in his inning, but does strike out CF Randy Kutcher.
» June 6, 1988:
The Reds Tom Browning has a perfect no-hitter against the Padres for 8 1/3 innings before allowing a single to Tony Gwynn. Gwynn hits a 3–0 pitch from Browning, who finishes with an easy 12–0 one-hitter.
» September 16, 1988: Cincinnati's Tom Browning pitches the 14th perfect game in ML history, striking out seven in a 1–0 win over the Dodgers. Tracy Woodson strikes out to end the only no-hitter in the major leagues this season.
» July 4, 1989: Cincinnati's Tom Browning is three outs away from his 2nd career perfect game when Dickie Thon doubles, and Browning is eventually relieved by John Franco in a 2–1 win over Philadelphia.
» August 3, 1989: The Reds score 14 runs in the first inning of an 18–2 demolition of the Astros. ML records set during the onslaught include most hits in an inning (16), most players with two hits in an inning (7), and most singles in an inning (12). Mariano Duncan and Luis Quinones each tie the major-league record by batting three times and the team ties the National League and ML mark with most players scoring twice (6). Tom Browning is the easy complete game winner while Jim Clancy, who gives up seven runs while recording no outs, is the loser. Bob Forsch, allows 10 runs on 18 hits in seven innings, and Juan Agosto, one run in one inning.
» November 21, 1990: Veteran P Mike Boddicker (17-8 with Boston) signs as a free agent with the Royals, while Danny Jackson signs with the Cubs. Tom Browning re-signs with the Reds.
» July 28, 1991: Dennis Martinez of the Expos tosses the 13th (excluding Haddix and Shore) perfect game in major league history, setting down all 27 Dodgers to face him in a 2-0 win. Martinez strikes out five in the contest. Catcher Ron Hassey becomes the 1st receiver to catch two perfectos, having been behind the plate for Len Barker's masterpiece in 1981. Dodger IF Alfredo Griffin goes 0-for-3 against Martinez, to go along with his 0-for-3 in Tom Browning's perfect game in 1988, and 0-for-2 in Barker's perfecto in 1981.
» August 28, 1991: Cincinnati's Tom Browning defeats Montreal's Dennis Martinez, 11-3, in the first matchup of perfect game hurlers in 25 years. Sandy Koufax and Jim Bunning performed the feat on October 2, 1966.
» July 7, 1993:
Reds P Tom Browning is fined $500 for leaving the Cincinnati dugout during the Reds' 4-3 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field, and watching the contest from the roof of a 3-story building across Sheffield Avenue.
» July 29, 1993: Reds P Tom Browning is arrested for possession of marijuana.