» December 14, 1960: The Angels and new Senators each select 28 players from a pool of American League talent. Among Los Angeles selections are P Dean Chance, SS Jim Fregosi, 1B Ted Kluszewski, and RF Albie Pearson. Washington selections include P Bobby Shantz, LF Chuck Hinton, OF Gene Woodling, and P Hal Woodeshick.
» September 10, 1962:
The Angels Dean Chance loses his no hit bid when Zoilo Versalles singles in the 8th inning for the only Twins hit. Chance wins, 5–0.
» July 28, 1964: The Angels Jim Fregosi hits for the cycle to assure a 3–1 win over the Yankees. New York's only score is a Mickey Mantle homer over the CF fence at Chavez Ravine, one of only two hits off Dean Chance. It's the first homer given up by Chance in 69 innings.
» September 25, 1964: Dean Chance beats the Twins' Jim Kaat 1–0 to become the Angels first 20-game winner. Chance's five 1–0 wins in 1964 ties the major-league record held by four pitchers (Reb Russell; W. Johnson; Bush; Hubbell).
» May 25, 1966: At Yankee Stadium, the Yanks maul the Angels 11–6. Mickey Mantle has two homers, one off Dean Chance and the other coming off reliever Lew Burdette.
» December 2, 1966: California trades P Dean Chance and a player to be named to the Twins for OF Jimmie Hall, 1B Don Mincher, and P Pete Cimino.
» June 11, 1967:
The Twins Dean Chance one hits the Royals in winning, 8–0. The only hit is Danny Cater's single in the 4th.
» August 6, 1967:
Minnesota's Dean Chance throws a perfect no-hitter for five innings against the Red Sox before the game is called. Chance wins 2–0.
» August 26, 1967: Dean Chance pitches his 2nd no-hitter of the month, a 2–1 victory and the Twins sweep Cleveland to take the American League lead. The victory gives Chance a 17-9 record and lowers his ERA to 2.42.
» September 20, 1967:
The Red Sox, down 2–0 in Cleveland, rally on Yaz's 41st home run and a 3-run home run by Rico Petrocelli to win 5–4. Yaz, with four hits in the game, is now leading the American League with a .316 average, and is 1st in RBIs and home runs. The Twins, Tigers and White Sox all keep pace. The Twins win 6–2 as Dean Chance K's 13 for his 18th victory. Detroit routs the Yankees 10–1, while Chicago tops the Angels 6–4.
» September 24, 1967: The Twins crunch the Yankees 9–2 as Dean Chance scatters nine hits for his 20th victory. The White Sox hold off the Indians 5–1, while Boston racks up 18 hits in an 11–7 win over the Orioles. The Tigers lose and tough one. Going in to the bottom of the 9th in Washington, Detroit nursed a 4–2 lead, only to lose it 5–4. The loss drop Detroit to 4th, one 1/2 games behind Minnesota, Chicago a game back, and Boston a half game.
» October 1, 1967: Boston clinches the American League pennant with a 5–3 win over Minnesota, Jim Lonborg besting Dean Chance. Carl Yastrzemski goes 4-for-4 and has 10 hits in his final 13 at bats to grab the Triple Crown (.326, 44, 121). Detroit, which could tie for the lead with a sweep, beats California in the opener 6–4. They then drop the 2nd game 8–5 despite sending eight Tiger pitchers to the mound. The four teams combined for 6–12 record over the final week, while Boston won the pennant with .568 winning percentage, the lowest in league history.
» December 12, 1969: Cleveland trades pitchers Luis Tiant and Stan Williams to the Twins for 3B Graig Nettles, OF Ted Uhlaender, and pitchers Dean Chance and Bob Miller. Tiant led the American League in ERA (1.60 and shutouts while going 21–9; next year he'll reverse that to 9–20.
» May 5, 1970: The Indians and White Sox turn nine double plays today, tying an AL mark. Tommy John wins the battle for Chicago over Dean Chance, 2–1.
» May 16, 1970:
At Fenway Park, Carl Yastrzemski belts a Dean Chance pitch out of the park to the right of the flagpole. Only Jimmie Foxx (twice) and Bill Skowron have done it. Ray Culp is the 6–2 winner over Cleveland.
» July 3, 1970:
In Boston, a Yaz homer in Game One and an unearned run in the nitecap provide the Red Sox with 2–1 and 5–4 wins over Cleveland. In game 2, Indians reliever Dean Chance is told to remove a tiny flag pin on his cap by umpire Ed Runge in compliance with a rule prohibiting glass buttons and metal objects on uniforms because of their glare.
» September 2, 1970:
In the first six innings, Rangers starter Sam McDowell walks six Nats batters, five intentionally. Three of the intentional passes go to Frank Howard in his first three at bats, twice when he leads off the inning. McDowell moves to 1B in the 6th inning, with two on and no outs, and Dean Chance comes in allowing both runners to score. McDowell comes back to the mound to finish, losing 4–1 to Dick Bosman.
» September 16, 1970: Clyde Wright joins Dean Chance (1964) as the Angels 2nd twenty-game winner as he beats the Twins, 5–1. Bert Blyleven, 19-year old rookie, ties an American League record by striking out the first six batters. He strikes out 10 in six 2/3 innings.
» June 19, 1971: Indian leadoff batters Graig Nettles and Vada Pinson belt homers off Detroit's Dean Chance in the first inning, but Detroit ties in the 5th, goes ahead on Aurelio Rodriguez's homer in the 7th, and wins, 5–3 after Norm Cash hits is 15th homer in the 8th.