» September 8, 1984: The Yankees break a 4–4 tie with two runs in the 6th to roll over the Red Sox, 12–6. Toby Harrah paces the 15-hit attack with four hits, and Dave Winfield one of the game's 12 doubles to extend his hitting streak to 20 games, which is and will be a career high. Joe Cowley (7–) is the winner.
» December 12, 1985: The Yankees trade P Joe Cowley and C Ron Hassey to the White Sox for P Britt Burns (18–11) and minor leaguers Mike Soper and Glen Braxton. Hassey will come back to New York before the season's start. A degenerative hip condition ends Burns' career before he has a chance to pitch for the Yanks.
» May 28, 1986: In his 2nd start for the White Sox since being recalled from Triple A Buffalo, Joe Cowley ties a major-league record by striking out the first seven Rangers he faces, but still surrenders six runs in 4 1/3 innings and loses 6–3. He finishes with eight strikeouts. Cowley's K record will be broken by Jim Deshaies before the season's end.
» September 19, 1986: White Sox pitcher Joe Cowley, who had been demoted to the minors earlier in the season, pitches an ugly no-hitter against the Angels. Cowley walks seven batters and allows a sacrifice fly as Chicago wins 7–1. For Cowley, this win is his high note, as he won't record another big league victory, going 0–4 with the Phils in 1987.
» September 23, 1986: Houston's Jim Deshaies strikes out the first eight batters on the way to a 2-hit 4–0 win over the Dodgers. Deshaies breaks the major-league record of 7, last tied by Joe Cowley on May 28th. He finishes with 10 strikeouts.
» March 26, 1987: The Phillies trade OF Gary Redus to the White Sox for pitcher Joe Cowley.