» June 7, 1982:
The Cubs select SS Shawon Dunston, who batted .790 this season for Brooklyn's Thomas Jefferson HS, with the first pick in the annual June free-agent draft. The Blue Jays then pick SS Augie Schmidt. The Twins, picking 4th overall, take lefty Brian Oelkers, who will be the first to reach the majors. Dwight Gooden is the 5th overall, taken by the Mets, one of 12 Mets draft picks who will make the igs. The Red Sox with three first round picks, use their first on Sam Horn and their last 1st round choice on FSU slugger Jeff Ledbetter, who hit an NCAA record 42 home runs: at least Horn will make the majors. The Yankees select high school SS Bo Jackson in the 2nd round, but he opts for Auburn instead. The Angels also go for a 2-sport star, taking U of Vermont's Kirk McCaskill, the first college player taken in last years NHL draft. The A's pick Jose Canseco in the 15th round and sign him for $15,000; the Royals mine gold on the 19th round by taking Bret Saberhagen. The Reds strike out in the first round when they select Illini high schooler Scott Jones, but so better with 9th rounder Tom Browning.
» May 4, 1985: The wind is blowing out a Wrigley, and seven homers are hit in the 12–8 Cubs win over the Padres. Shawon Dunston hits his first ML homer, while Graig Nettles hits two for the Pads. Chicago gets 11 walks from the SD pitchers.
» July 28, 1990:
Cubs SS Shawon Dunston ties a major-league record with three triples in a 10–7 win over the Expos. Shawon also drives in five runs.
» March 27, 1993:
The Cubs put 2B Ryne Sandberg (broken hand) and SS Shawon Dunston (lower back rehab) on the DL. The two will miss opening day for the first time in nine years together.
» April 22, 1996:
Shawon Dunston makes four errors, but participates in four of the Giants five double plays in an 11–8 loss to the Astros. Dunston is mercifully lifted in the 8th, but his four errors is the most by a Giant since Bob Brenly's four in a 1986 game.
» August 14, 1996:
Giants infielder Shawon Dunston is operated on and will miss the remainder of the season. Dunston suffered a head injury on August four in a collision with Astro SS Ricky Gutierrez.
» December 2, 1996: The Cubs sign SS Shawon Dunston, bringing him back to Chicago.
» August 31, 1997:
The Cubs trade vet SS Shawon Dunston to the Pirates in exchange for a player to be named. Dunston will debut with the Bucs on September two and hit two homers. He will also finish the year with a .312 OBP, the lowest this century for a .300 hitter.
» July 23, 1998:
Following the Giants 2–11 mark since the All–Star break, San Francisco picks up Joe Carter from Baltimore and Jose Mesa, Al Morman, and Shawon Dunston from the Indians. The Giants send Steve Reed (1.48 ERA in 50 appearances) and minor leaguer Jacob Cruz to Cleveland, and Darin Blood to Baltimore. The Giants receive cash in both swaps.
» July 31, 1999:
The Cardinals trade vet IF-OF Shawon Dunston to the Mets for IF Craig Paquette.
» February 3, 2000: The St. Louis Cardinals take out insurance by signing veterans Shawon Dunston, OF Brian McRae, 1B Eduardo Perez, and C Rick Wilkins.
» December 8, 2000:
The Giants sign free agent vet IF Shawon Dunston to a contract.
» August 23, 2001:
Barry Bonds and Shawon Dunston of the San Francisco Giants became just the 12th pair of teammates to hit back-to-back homers as pinch hitters when they go deep in the top of the ninth. Bonds pinch homer is his first since 1989 and snaps a 5–5 tie. It is also his 549th home run, moving him ahead of Mike Schmidt into 8th place. The Giants win, 10-5.
» September 8, 2001: Shawon Dunston hits the Giants' 14th pinch hit home run of the season to tie the Diamondbacks for the big league record. SF defeats Colorado, 7–3.
» October 26, 2002: With the Giants leading 5–0 after six 1/2 innings, the Angels score three runs in the 7th and three more in the 8th to come away with a 6–5 victory that evens the Series at three games apiece. Scott Spiezio hits a 3–run homer for Anaheim while Darin Erstad also connects. Brendan Donnelly gets the win in relief. Shawon Dunston and Barry Bonds homer for SF.