» June 1, 1995:
The California Angels select Nebraska OF Darin Erstad with the 1st pick in the amateur draft. He'll sign for a $1.6 bonus, the highest signing bonus to date. Picking next, the Padres take high school C Ben Davis, and the Mariners pick Jose Cruz, Jr. The Cubs follow with Texas high schooler Kerry Wood. The 5th pick, P Ariel Prieto, will debut with the A's on July 5. Picking 7th, the Rangers pass over Todd Helton to take P Jonathan Johnson. Picking next, Colorado takes Helton. The Brewers take future starting OF Geoff Jenkins in the first round, but the rest of their picks will be busts. Sean Casey goes to the Indians on round 2, and the Royals take Carlos Beltran on the same round. Gabe Kapler goes to the Tigers on the 57th round. The Mets strike out in the first round (18th) with SS Ryan Jaroncyk; picking in the same spot four years ago they took OF Al Shirley.
» March 30, 1998: Reds trade projected Opening Day P Dave Burba to the Indians in exchange for 1B Sean Casey. Burba will win 10 games by the All-Star break.
» April 3, 1998:
Just four days after being obtained in a trade with Cleveland, Reds 1B Sean Casey is hit in the eye with a ball thrown by Damian Jackson during batting practice. His eye orbit is fractured, and will require surgery on April 8.
» August 7, 1998:
Pete Harnisch pitches six innings of shutout ball, and Belinda and Williams continue the whitewash as the Reds roll 170 over Milwaukee. Reggie Sanders drives in three runs with two doubles and a homer. Sanders, Sean Casey and Aaron Boone all hit bases loaded doubles in the 12-run 6th inning. Eddie Taubensee and Barry Larkin also homer in the game.
» September 13, 1998:
Arizona defeats the Reds, 50, behind the 1hit pitching of Andy Benes. Gregg Olson picks up the last two outs for the save, as 1B Sean Casey gets the only hit for Cincinnati.
» May 19, 1999: In a record-setting outing, the Reds outslug the Rockies, 24-12, stroking 28 hits in the process. The 36 runs sets a Coors Field record. Jeffrey Hammonds hits three home runs for Cincinnati, as seven players in the Reds lineup get three or more hits apiece. Teammate Sean Casey hits a pair of 3-run homers to drive in six runs and reaches base in all seven plate appearances, tying a 20th century record. The 36 runs scored in the contest is the 3rd-highest total in the major leagues since the turn of the century, while the 81 total bases sets a new major league standard. OF Mike Cameron ties a major league mark with eight plate appearances in a 9-inning game. With 28 hits, the Reds tie a mark originally set on May 13, 1902 and tie the NL record with seven players with 3+ hits, Pirates , June 12, 1928, and Reds, August 3, 1989). The Rockies became the 1st team to score 12+ runs in a game and lose by 12+ runs in the same game since the Giants beat the Reds, 25-13 in 1901. Larry Walker extends his hitting streak to 20 games and raises his average to .431.
» June 6, 1999: The Reds defeat the Royals, 14-3, as 1B Sean Casey strokes five of Cincinnati's 22 hits, including a double.
» 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, 87. 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.
» March 25, 2000: Boston pitcher Juan Pena is hit on the right wrist by a ball off the bat of the Reds Sean Casey during a spring training game. According to the Sox, he suffers a torn MCL in his right elbow and will be out the year.
» September 22, 2000:
The Reds defeat the Astros, 12-5, in a contest which sees nine home runs hit6 by Cincinnati and three by Houston. Houston's homers give the team 240, for a new NL mark for a single season. Cincinnati's Juan Castro, Michael Tucker, and Sean Casey all homer off Jose Lima in the 2nd inning, giving Lima a new NL record of 47 home runs allowed on the year.
» April 9, 2001: Sean Casey's four hits and five RBIs to lead the Reds over the Pirates, 8-2, in the first game ever at PNC Park. The occasion is marred by the death of Willie Stargell just a few hours before game time. Pops died after an extended illness and the Bucs pay tribute with a 90 second visual presentation.
» May 28, 2001:
The sizzling Cubs win their 8th straight, 96, in 13 innings over the Reds. Ricky Gutierrez hits a 2-run homer in the 13th after an Eric Young RBI single. Reds 1B Sean Casey leaves the game with a strained lower back, and the Reds use three more first basemen, tying a NL mark set by the Phillies, on July 23, 1964. The two teams combine to tie the major league record by using six at first: the mark was set by the White Sox (5) and Yankees (1), on June 25, 1953.
» July 15, 2001:
Brian Lawrence pitches a complete game 51 win over the Angels, and the Padres reward him after the game by sending him down to Portland (PCL). The move is to make room for Brian Tollberg, out since May 6th when he broke a finger on a comebacker from Sean Casey.