» September 15, 1960: Willie Mays ties the modern major-league record with three triples in a game against the Phillies. His 3-bagger off Turk Farrell gives the Giants an 8–6 win in 11 innings. Mays also strokes a double and single. The last National Leaguer to hit three treys in a game was Roberto Clemente, in 1958.
» 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.
» October 10, 1961: An expansion draft to stock the new National League clubs takes place in Cincinnati. Selecting 1st, Houston takes Giants SS Eddie Bressoud; the Mets take 31-year-old Giant C Hobie Landrith. Second choices are Bob Aspromonte (45s) and Elio Chacon. Other Houston selections include Bobby Shantz, Ken Johnson, Dick Farrell, and Bob Lillis. New York takes Roger Craig, Gil Hodges, Don Zimmer, Gus Bell, Jay Hook, among others. Also, Cards C Chris Cannizzaro, out much of this year due to an appendectomy.
» July 21, 1962:
Houston P Dick Farrell admits to having thrown a spitball to Stan Musial in the previous day's game against the Cardinals.
» September 25, 1962:
The Dodgers, hosting 8th-place Houston, lose in 10 innings 3–2. Dick Farrell hands 10-game winner Ed Roebuck his 1st loss of the year. The Dodgers now lead by just two games.
» September 30, 1962: Willie Mays's 47th home run, an 8th-inning blast off Dick Farrell (10-20), leads the Giants to a critical 2–1 win. They then stay in the clubhouse to hear results of the Dodger game.
» May 19, 1966: In the 5th inning, Cubs C Randy Hundley triples off P Dick Farrell and steals home against his replacement Gary Kroll. The Cubs beat Houston, 5–1.