» June 4, 1990:
The Braves wisely select Florida high school SS Chipper Jones with the first pick in the annual free-agent draft. The Tigers follow with Tony Clark and the Phils use the 3rd pick on Mike Lieberthal. The A's use their 14th choice to take the much sought after Todd Van Poppel, passed over because of his stated intention to pitch at the University of Texas. The A's change his mind and he signs on July 16th for $1.2 million. Picking 20th, the Orioles take Stanford's Mike Mussina. Late in the 6th round, the independent Class A Miami Miracle drafts Mike Lansing under a never-before-used rule. The rule will be abolished, but Lansing will play two years with the Miracle and make the majors with the Expos. Troy Percival (Angels) and Mike Hampton (Mariners) go in the 6th round, Rusty Greer (Rangers) in the 10th, and on the 12th round, the Twins take SS Pat Meares. The White Sox end up with the best draft, taking Alex Fernandez (1st round), Bob Wickman (2nd), Robert Ellis (3rd), James Baldwin (4th), Ray Durham (5th), Brandon Wilson (18th), and Jason Bere (36th). After selecting Carl Everett with the 10th overall pick, the Yanks pull two winners out of the low rounds: Andy Pettitte in the 20th round and Jorge Posada in the 24th.
» May 28, 1995: In a 14–12 White Sox win, the Tigers and Chicago combine to hit 12 home runs—7 by the Tigers—and 21 extra-base hits to set a major league and American League mark, respectively. The 2-teams combine to set a ML for extra bases on long hits (45), with Detroit contributing 24. The Sox start rookie James Baldwin (25 hits, 15 runs in 13.1 innings) and Detroit remainders him with a leadoff home run by Chad Curtis, a walk, single and 3-run homer by Cecil Fielder. Curtis and Fielder each homer in the 2nd to finish the rookie. The Sox sink David Wells with successive homers in the 4th by Durham, Karkovice, and Grebeck. Cecil Fielder, Chad Curtis, Kirk Gibson, and Ron Karkovice each homer twice, setting another AL mark for the most players with two home runs in a game. Ray Durham, Craig Grebeck, Frank Thomas, and Lou Whitaker also connect for 4-baggers. Detroit's Danny Bautista, anxious to join the home run derby, fans five times (on 18 pitches) in six at bats to tie another mark for a nine inning game
» April 1, 1997:
Albert Belle, Chicago's $55 million man, doubles in the 1st run and clocks a 2-run home run in the 8th to help the White Sox to a 6–5 10-inning win over Toronto. In the 10th, Ray Durham singles and comes around to score on a ball that eludes the SS for an error.
» April 22, 1998: White Sox 2B Ray Durham ties a major league record by reaching base on an error three times in Chicago's 14–7 victory over the Indians. Durham adds three hits, scores four runs, and drives home 2. Chicago breaks the game open by scoring nine runs in the 5th inning. Durham was also involved in two other plays in which he advanced on errors—a SB in which he went to 3rd on a throwing error and he triples and scores on another error.
» April 6, 2001:
The Tigers score eight runs in the 6th inning to take a 9–5, then hold on to defeat the White Sox, 10-9 in 10 innings. Tony Clark has two hits in the 6th, including a grand slam. Frank Thomas, Ray Durham, and Jose Valentin hit solo home runs for the Sox.
» April 21, 2002:
The White Sox score eight runs in the 1st inning off Jose Lima and hold on to beat the Tigers by a score of 11–8. Pinch-hitter Ray Durham strokes a 2run single in the 8th to snap an 8–8 tie.
» July 25, 2002: The Athletics obtain 2B Ray Durham from the White Sox in exchange for Triple–A P Jon Adkins.
» October 4, 2002:
The A's hit four home runs and Barry Zito hurls the club to a 6–3 win over the Twins to give Oakland a two games to one lead in their division series. Ray Durham hits an inside–the–park homer to open the game and Scott Hatteberg follows with another round–tripper. Jermaine Dye and Terrence Long also homer for Oakland.
» October 6, 2002: The Twins defeat the A's, 5–4, to take their division series and move on to the ALCS against the Anaheim Angels. Brad Radke wins his second game of the series for Minnesota while being backed by AJ Pierzynski's home run. Ray Durham and Mark Ellis homer for Oakland in a losing cause. The Twins win comes one month to the day after they ended Oakland's 20–game winning streak.
» December 7, 2002: The Giants sign free agent 2B Ray Durham to a 3-year contract.