» July 27, 1997:
The Rockies acquire P Mark Hutton from the Marlins in exchange for IF Craig Counsell.
» October 26, 1997: The Indians jump out to a 2-0 lead over Florida, but the Marlins claw their way back and tie the score in the bottom of the 9th on a sacrifice fly by Craig Counsell. In the last half of the 11th, SS Edgar Renteria gets his 3rd hit of the game, driving home Counsell with the winning run, as Florida wins Game seven by a score of 3-2. The Marlins thus become the fastest team in baseball history to win a World Series title, three years quicker than the 1969 Mets. P Livan Hernandez is named Most Valuable Player of the Series.
» June 15, 1999:
The Marlins trade 2B Craig Counsell to the Dodgers in exchange for a player to be named.
» October 12, 2001:
Arizona takes a 2-games-to-1 lead in its Divisional Series with St. Louis with a 5-3 victory. Craig Counsell's 3-run homer in the 7th inning is the deciding blow. Starter Miguel Batista gets the win for the Diamondbacks.
» October 19, 2001: Curt Schilling's 4-hitter gives the Diamondbacks the lead in the NLCS as Arizona defeats Atlanta, 5-1. Schilling fans 12 for Atlanta as Craig Counsell gets three hits and Steve Finley drives home three runs.
» October 21, 2001: The Diamondbacks defeat the Braves, 3-2, to win the NLCS and reach the World Series for the first time in their history. They get to the Series faster than any expansion team in history, doing so in the 4th year of their existence. Randy Johnson gets the win for Arizona. Erubiel Durazo's pinch-hit 2-run home run is the key blow. Craig Counsell is named the NLCS MVP.
» October 27, 2001: The Diamondbacks pound the Yankees in the opener of the World Series by a score of 9-1 behind Curt Schilling. Schilling hurls seven innings to win his 4th game of the postseason. Craig Counsell and Luis Gonzalez homer for Arizona as Mike Mussina takes the loss.
» May 26, 2002: Arizona edges Los Angeles, 10–9 in 10 innings. Craig Counsell gets five hits for the Diamondbacks, including a 2B.