» May 31, 1982: The Phils outbrawl the Reds to win 5–4 in 13 innings. Mario Soto holds the Phils to one hit, while hitting two himself -- Bob Dernier and Mike Schmidt -- on successive pitches in the 6th. In the 7th, Ron Reed plunks Soto, who starts for the mound with his bat. He restrained, but Dave Concepcion steps in landing punches to Reed. All three are tossed and Reds reliever Joe Price allows no hits in the 7th and 8th but is pounded for four runs in the 9th. The Phils plate a run off Bob Shirley in the 13th to win.
» March 27, 1984: The Phillies trade outfielders Gary Matthews and Bob Dernier and pitcher Porfi Altamirano to the Cubs for reliever Bill Campbell and catcher Mike Diaz. Matthews was the MVP of the NLCS last season, while Campbell led the National League with 82 appearances. Dernier will win a Gold Glove in CF for Chicago and help them reach the playoffs. His 45 steals will be the most by a Cub since 1907.
» May 17, 1984: In the 3rd inning at Cincinnati, Mario Soto strikes out four Cub batters (Tom Veryzer, Dick Ruthven, Bob Dernier and Ryne Sandberg) enroute to a 5–3 Reds victory.
» August 8, 1984: The Cubs tighten their grip on first place in the National League East with a 7–6 win over the Mets at Wrigley Field, completing a 4-game series sweep. Keith Moreland leads the way with three hits and four RBIs. Hubie Brooks is 4-for-4 with four runs for New York. Davey Johnson gets tossed in the 7th after Bob Dernier gets hit by a pitch, a continuation of yesterday's beanballing. Cubs manager Jim Frey follows Johnson in the 9th when Smith throws behind George Foster.
» October 2, 1984: In the first LCS game played with replacement umpires, the Cubs clobber the Padres 13-0 to take a 1–0 lead in the National League series. Chicago hits five home runs at Wrigley Field, including one by starting pitcher Rick Sutcliffe, and another by Bob Dernier to lead off the game.
» December 7, 1987: Free-agent OF Bob Dernier, who hit a career-high .317 with 31 stolen bases for the Cubs last season, signs a one-year contract with his original ML club, the Phillies.
» August 27, 2000:
Bobby Abreu of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a pair of solo homers, including a game-winning inside-the-park shot off San Francisco Giant reliever Aaron Fultz in the 10th inning to win 2–1. Abreu's homer, his 20th, is the 5th IPHR game-ender in Phillies history and the first since Bob Dernier did it in 1989, also against the Giants. He's the 29th major-leaguer since 1900 to end a game with an IPHR and the 38th extra-inning IP (according to David Vincent). Ed Vosberg (1–0) picks up his 1st win since 1997.