» June 6, 1968: Tim Foli is the top choice in the regular phase of the free-agent draft. The A's take Pete Broberg with the 2nd pick, but he opts to attend Dartmouth instead. Cecil Cooper lasts until the 27th round. The big winners are the Dodgers, who, in the January draft and the regular and secondary June drafts pick 71 players, 14 players of whom end up in the ML. Among them: Davey Lopes, Geoff Zahn, Bill Buckner, Joe Ferguson, Tom Paciorek, Bobby Valentine, Steve Garvey, and Ron Cey.
» June 23, 1973:
Newly acquired Fred Norman almost picks up his 3rd shutout in three starts for the Reds, but gives up a 2-out 9th inning homer to Ron Cey. The Reds still beat the Dodgers, 4–1.
» June 1, 1974: At Wrigley Field, Ron Cey drives in seven runs as the Dodgers romp over Chicago 10–0. Dodgers 3B coach Tommy Lasorda is hooked up to a "Game of the Week" microphone and predicts a Cey home run in the 2nd inning.
» July 31, 1974:
Ron Cey drives in eight runs to lead the host Dodgers to a 15–4 victory over the Padres.
» October 6, 1974: Ron Cey cracks a home run, two doubles, and a single, and the Dodgers win the 2nd LCS game 5–2.
» April 30, 1977: Ron Cey cracks a 7th-inning home run in a 6–4 Dodger win over the Expos. Cey finishes the month with a major-league record for April of 29 RBI to lead the Dodgers to a 17-3 start under new manager Tommy Lasorda.
» July 4, 1977:
After eight straight hits, Ron Cey is called out on strikes in the 9th in a 4–0 Dodger win over San Francisco. Cey had five hits the day before and three straight today.
» August 9, 1977:
Reds pitchers Doug Capilla and Pedro Borbon combine on a one-hitter, stopping the Dodgers, 4–0. The only LA hit is Ron Cey's infield single to SS with two out in the 7th. Cey is called safe on a close and disputed play at 1B. Capilla is lifted with two on in the 8th.
» October 2, 1977: Dusty Baker homers in his final AB of the season during a 6–3 loss to the Astros. It is Baker's 30th home run of the year, enabling him to join teammates Steve Garvey (33), Reggie Smith (32), and Ron Cey (30) in making the Dodgers the first team ever to boast four 30-HR hitters in one season. When he crosses the plate he is greeted by on-deck batter Glenn Burke, who raises his hands and Baker matches him, allegedly the first high five in history.
» October 4, 1977: The Phillies score twice in the 9th inning on singles by Bake McBride, Larry Bowa, and Mike Schmidt off Elias Sosa, to beat the Dodgers 7–5 in the opening game of the National League Championship Series. Ron Cey blasts a grand slam for Los Angeles in the 7th, and Greg Luzinski homers for the Phils.
» October 12, 1977: home runs by Ron Cey, Steve Yeager, Reggie Smith, and Steve Garvey lead the Dodgers to a 6–1 win in game two of the World Series. Burt Hooton goes the distance, allowing just five hits.
» October 7, 1978: The Dodgers win the NLCS 4–3 as Bill Russell's 10th-inning 2-out single scores Ron Cey. Dusty Baker collects four hits for Los Angeles. A walk to Cey and a routine liner that Garry Maddox muffs in CF sets up Russell's game-winner.
» October 11, 1978: The Dodgers go two games up with a 4–3 win in game 2. Ron Cey drives in all the Dodger runs and Reggie Jackson does the same for the Yankees. Bob Welch saves Burt Hooton's win in dramatic fashion by striking out Jackson in the 9th inning.
» September 19, 1980: The Reds light up Jerry Reuss (17-6) for eight runs in two innings, en route to a 10–7 win over the Dodgers. Reuss serves up a grand slam to Johnny Bench, the 9th slam off him this year, a National League record. Steve Garvey and Ron Cey solo for the Dodgers.
» October 5, 1980: Capping an improbable comeback, the Dodgers beat the Astros for the 3rd day in a row to force a one-game playoff for the NL West title. Ron Cey hits a 2-run home run in the 8th to win the game 4–3. Los Angeles trailed Houston by three games with three games left in the season, and won all three by a single run.
» October 23, 1981: Despite an uncharacteristic poor performance (9 hits, seven walks) Fernando Valenzuela goes the distance in the Dodgers' 5–4 come-from-behind win. The deciding run scores on a double play. Starter Dave Righetti lasts just two innings, walking two and allowing five hits, but reliever George Frazier takes the loss. Ron Cey has a 3-run homer for LA. Starters Valenzuela and Righetti are the first two Rookies of the Year to oppose each other in the World Series since Willie Mays and Gil McDougald in 1951.
» October 28, 1981: Pedro Guerrero drives in five runs and the Bert Hooton and the Dodgers beat the Yankees 9–2 to win the World Series in six games. In a remarkable post season, the Dodgers came from behind to win three series (down 2–0 to Houston and 2–1 to Montreal in the best-of-5 series). Guerrero, Ron Cey, and Steve Yeager (2 home runs) are named co-MVPs, while OF Dave Winfield and relief pitcher George Frazier are the goats for New York. Winfield was just 1-for-21, while Frazier tied a World Series record by losing three games. The record was set by the White Sox Lefty Williams in 1919, but Williams, one of the eight "Black Sox," probably was losing on purpose.
» February 8, 1982: The Dodgers break up the longest-playing infield unit in ML history by trading veteran 2B Davey Lopes to the A's for minor-leaguer Lance Hudson. Lopes, 1B Steve Garvey, 3B Ron Cey, and SS Bill Russell had been the Dodgers' starting infield since 1974.
» January 19, 1983: The Dodgers trade veteran 3B Ron Cey to the Cubs for minor leaguers Vance Lovelace and Dan Cataline. Cey will play 518 games at third for the Cubs, the most since Ron Santo.
» May 27, 1984:
At Chicago, the Reds edge the Cubs 4–3 in a contest protested by both clubs. Ron Cey belts a 3rd inning blow originally called a homer by umpire Steve Rippley. The Reds argue the call and, after an ump conference, the ruling is a foul. The Cubs then protest. The umps then huddle with Reds manager Vern Rapp and tell him that P Mario Soto is ejected from the game. Soto charges the field tackling Cubs coach Don Zimmer and then gets re-ejected. Both teams then file a protest.
» May 31, 1984: Mario Soto is suspended for five days by National League president Chub Feeney for his role in a 32-minute melee that marred the Reds-Cubs game on May 27th. After shoving 3B umpire Steve Rippley, who had signaled that Ron Cey's long fly ball was a 3-run home run (it was later ruled foul), a bat-wielding Soto then tried to attack a park vendor who had thrown a bag of ice at him. Soto will be suspended again for five more days later in the season for his June 16th fight with Claudell Washington.
» August 7, 1984:
The Cubs sweep a pair from the visiting Mets, winning 8–6 and 8–4. Rick Sutcliffe (9–1) beats Ron Darling (10-5) in the opener, benefiting from a 6-run 5th inning. Keith Moreland hits a 3-run home run and Ron Cey a 2-run shot in the 5th. A 5-run 4th in game two propels Chicago to the win for reliever Tim Stoddard. Lee Smith notches his 25th save.
» April 30, 1985: Dale Murphy drives in his 28th and 29th runs of the season in Atlanta's 8–4 win over the Reds, tying Ron Cey's 1977 record for RBI in the month of April.
» May 3, 1986:
Cubs 3B Ron Cey hits his 300th and 301st home runs and Chicago scores four times in the top of the 9th to beat San Francisco 6–5.
» January 30, 1987: The Cubs trade veteran 3B Ron Cey to the A's for IF Luis Quinones.
» April 29, 1994:
Colorado 1B Andres Galarraga sets a new National League record by driving in his 30th run of the month in the Rockies' 6-5 victory over Chicago. The previous league mark of 29 was held by Dale Murphy and Ron Cey.