» April 22, 1969: In his first ML start, Rollie Fingers pitches the A's to a 7–0 win over the Twins, stopping Minnesota's 7-game win streak.
» April 27, 1969:
Sal Bando drives in seven runs with two homers and a single as the A's beat the Pilots, 13–5. Starter and winner Rollie Fingers needs relief help with two out in the 9th.
» October 16, 1974: Ken Holtzman, who hadn't hit all season, belts a 3rd-inning home run and gets the win 5–2 with Rollie Fingers in relief. Oakland scores four in the 6th to wrap up the 4th game 5–2.
» September 28, 1975: In a ML first, 4 pitchers share in a no-hitter, as the A’s shut down the Angels 5–0. Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Lindblad, and Rollie Fingers are the unique quartet. This is a tune up for the LCS opener against Boston the following Saturday.
» June 18, 1976: Commissioner Kuhn voids the A's sales, totaling $3.5 million, of Joe Rudi and Rollie Fingers to the Red Sox, and Vida Blue to the Yankees, saying they are "not in the best interest of baseball." A's owner Charlie Finley files a $10 million damage suit against Kuhn, and will refuse to use any of the three players until June 27th.
» November 4, 1976: The first mass-market free-agent reentry draft is held at New York's Plaza Hotel. Among those available are Reggie Jackson, Joe Rudi, Don Gullett, Gene Tenace, Rollie Fingers, Don Baylor, Bobby Grich, and Willie McCovey. McCovey and Nate Colbert are the only two players not selected, but McCovey will catch on with the Giants in spring training and have a banner year at his old position.
» December 14, 1976: Relief specialist Rollie Fingers signs with the San Diego Padres.
» December 8, 1980: The Cardinals and Padres complete the first major trade at the annual winter meetings in Dallas, TX. Reliever Rollie Fingers, who won 11 games and saved 23 for San Diego in 1980, and 24-year-old catcher Terry Kennedy, who hit .254 for St. Louis, are the keys in the 11-player swap.
» December 12, 1980: The Cardinals make their 3rd major trade, sending the recently acquired Rollie Fingers, C Ted Simmons, and P Pete Vuckovich to the Brewers in exchange for P Lary Sorensen, OF Sixto Lezcano, and minor leaguers OF David Green and P Dave LaPoint. Fingers and Vuckovich will win the American League Cy Young Award for the Brewers in 1981 and 1982, respectively.
» August 9, 1981: Expos C Gary Carter hits a pair of solo home runs and Phillies 3B Mike Schmidt adds a 2-run shot in the 8th off Rollie Fingers to give the National League a 5–4 win in the All-Star Game. It is the NL's 10th win in a row and 17th in the last 18 games.
» September 5, 1981: Milwaukee's Jim Slaton pitches a no-hitter for eight innings, then is knocked out of the box in the 9th without retiring a batter. Two singles and a home run cut the Brewers' lead to 5–3, but Rollie Fingers retires the final three batters for his 22nd save.
» November 3, 1981: Brewers Rollie Fingers (28 saves, 1.04 ERA) wins the American League Cy Young Award, collecting 22 of 28 possible first-place votes. The other six go to Oakland's Steve McCatty.
» November 25, 1981: Rollie Fingers becomes the first relief pitcher ever to win the American League MVP Award, edging Oakland's Rickey Henderson 319-308.
» August 21, 1982: Milwaukee's Rollie Fingers records his 300th career save in a 3–2 win at Seattle, becoming the first player to reach that milestone.
» August 3, 1984: Brewers reliever Rollie Fingers (23 saves, 1.96 ERA) undergoes back surgery to alleviate a herniated disk and will miss the remainder of the season.
» November 6, 1984: Willie Hernandez wins the American League MVP Award, joining Rollie Fingers as the only relief pitchers to be named MVP and Cy Young Award winner in the same season. Kent Hrbek is 2nd with Dan Quisenberry third. Boston's Tony Armas is the 7th, despite winning the home run and RBI titles; the last player to lead in those categories and not win was Ted Williams.
» April 13, 1985: Rollie Fingers records his 217th American League save in Milwaukee's 6–5 win over Texas, breaking Sparky Lyle's record. Fingers already holds the major-league record with 325.
» November 14, 1985: The Brewers release 39-year-old P Rollie Fingers, the major leagues' all-time saves leader with 341.
» February 21, 1986: Rollie Fingers loses a chance to continue his career with the Cincinnati Reds when he refuses to shave his trademark handlebar mustache to comply with the club's policy. Says Fingers: "I'm not about to shave it off just to play baseball."
» September 9, 1988: Bruce Sutter joins Rollie Fingers and Rich Gossage as the only pitchers to save 300 games as Atlanta beats San Diego 5–4 in 11 innings.
» July 13, 1991: The Orioles defeat the A's 2-0 on a combined no-hitter by pitchers Bob Milacki, Mike Flanagan, Mark Williamson, and Gregg Olson. It is only the second time in history that four pitchers have combined to throw a no-hitter. On September 28, 1975, Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Lindblad, and Rollie Fingers turned the trick for Oakland against the California Angels. Milacki is lifted in the 6th after Willie Wilson smashes a ball off the pitcher's index finger.
» January 7, 1992: P Tom Seaver and Rollie Fingers are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Seaver finishes with a record 98.8% of the votes cast. Pete Rose, ineligible because of his ban from baseball, receives 41 write–in votes.
» August 2, 1992: Rollie Fingers, Bill McGowan, Hal Newhouser and Tom Seaver are inducted in baseball’s Hall of Fame.