» April 21, 1959: OF Don Demeter of the Dodgers hits three home runs, including the game winner in the 11th in a 9–7 win against the Giants in the Los Angeles Coliseum. One of his home runs is an inside-the-park 4-bagger, as he drives in six runs.
» May 4, 1961:
The Phils send P Dick Farrell and SS Joe Koppe to the Dodgers for 3B Charlie Smith and OF Don Demeter. Demeter will give the Phils three solid years.
» September 10, 1961:
At Chicago, the Phillies score seven in the 7th, including Don Demeter's grand slam, and notch six more in the 8th to beat the Cubs, 14–6. There is some solace for the Cubs as introduce a pair of gems: Ken Hubbs debuts with two hits and two runs and Lou Brock has one hit, one run and a pair of errors.
» September 12, 1961: The Phillies drive Koufax from the mound in a 9-run 2nd inning and go on to defeat the Dodgers, 19–10. The loss drops LA 4 1/2 games behind the Reds. The big gun for the Phils is ex-Dodgers Don Demeter, who hits a 2-run homer in the 1st, singles in a run in the 2nd, adds a 3-run HR in the 7th and a solo in the 9th. Two other Phils homer while 4 Dodgers go deep.
» May 11, 1962:
The Phils whip the Cubs 12–2 behind Don Demeter's grand slam and six RBIs.
» June 9, 1963:
The Phils score five runs in the 9th inning on homers by Don Demeter, Jim Lemon and Johnny Callison to tie the Reds 7–7. Philadelphia scores again in the 10th inning to win 8–7.
» December 4, 1963:
Detroit P Jim Bunning is traded to the Phillies with C Gus Triandos for OF Don Demeter and P Jack Hamilton. Not a smart move for Detroit as Bunning will win 75 games for Philley over the next four seasons.
» July 6, 1965: Don Demeter of the Phillies plays his record 226th consecutive game without an error in the OF. Finishing his string in the AL, Demeter will play 266 games without an error, a ML record, but his 226 mark will subsequently be broken in the NL by Doug Dascenzo.
» June 14, 1966: Detroit acquires P Earl Wilson and OF Joe Christopher from Boston for OF Don Demeter and P Julio Navarro.
» May 14, 1967:
A 62-year-old American League mark is broken when Don Demeter's 8th-inning double in the 2nd game becomes the 28th extra-base hit in the Red Sox's 8–5 and 13–9 victories over Detroit. Fifty hits bombard Fenway, 26 by the Tigers. Each team has six homers. The Sox have nine doubles, plus a triple, while the Tigers add 6. The barrage erases the former record of 27 set by the Red Sox and A's in 1905. The Cards and Cubs established the ML high mark in 1931 with 35.
» May 17, 1967: The Orioles become the 8th club in American League history with four or more home runs in one inning when Andy Etchebarren, Sam Bowens, Boog Powell, and Dave Johnson connect in a 9-run 7th. Also homering for Baltimore is Frank Robinson, Brooks Robinson and Paul Blair, the only time seven teammates have each homered. Those home runs make the difference in a 12–8 Baltimore win over the Red Sox. Boston's Carl Yastrzemski hits two homers, one coming in the bottom of the 7th; the total of five in one inning equals the ML record. Rounding out the round trippers is Don Demeter for Boston.
» June 4, 1967:
Cleveland sends Gary Bell to Boston for OF Don Demeter and 1B Tony Horton. Bell, a 16-game winner last year, is 1–5 in 1967, but he'll win 12 games for Boston during their pennant drive.
» July 16, 1993: Giants OF Darren Lewis sets a major league record by playing his 267th consecutive game without an error. He snaps Don Demeter's record. The Giants defeat the Mets, 4-2.