» February 6, 1998:
The Mets obtain P Al Leiter and IF Ralph Milliard from the Marlins in exchange for minor leaguers P Jesus Sanchez, pitcher A.J. Burnett, and OF Robert Stratton.
» March 16, 2000:
Marlins pitcher A.J. Burnett ruptures a ligament in his right thumb during a fielding practice drill. He will be sidelined for 10-12 weeks.
» May 7, 2001: Kevin Brown retires 17 straight batters, allows two hits as the Dodgers subdue the Marlins, 1–0. For the first of three times in six weeks, Gary Sheffield provides the only scoring with a home run. Teeing it up is A.J. Burnett, just off the DL after five weeks with a stress fracture in his foot.
» May 12, 2001: At Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, the Marlins' A.J. Burnett no-hits the Padres, 3-0. He strikes out 7, but walks 9 -- the most in a no-no -- and hits a batter in his gem. It is the 228th complete game no-hitter in major-league history. Burnett mixes just five curveballs and one changeup with 122 fastballs.
» August 1, 2002:
A.J. Burnett (11–7) fires his 4th shutout of the year, beating the Cardinals, 4–0, on four hits. The high point for St. Louis is a 6th inning triple play (9–6–3), just the 11th in history started by a right fielder. With runners on 1st and 2B, J.D. Drew snags Eric Owens' line drive and throws to SS Edgar Renteria who steps on 2B and relays to first baseman Tino Martinez. Jay Buhner was the last right fielder to start a triple play, accomplishing the feat for the 1992 Mariners.