» June 12, 1997:
In a surprise move, the Dodgers ship Todd Hollandsworth, the 1996 National League Rookie of the Year, to Albuquerque and call up power-hitting OF Karim Garcia.
» March 31, 1998:
The Arizona Diamondbacks drop a 9–2 decision to the Rockies in their first game ever. P Andy Benes is tagged with the loss, and rookies Travis Lee, who gets three hits, and Karim Garcia hit home runs. Vinny Castilla drives in five runs for Colorado.
» December 28, 1998: The Diamondbacks trade OF Karim Garcia to the Tigers in exchange for OF Luis Gonzalez.
» September 27, 1999: With each of the Tigers wearing the uniform numbers of all-time Detroit players at their position (OF Gabe Kapler, standing in for Ty Cobb, wears no number) the Tigers defeat the Royals, 8-2, in the last game ever played at Tiger Stadium. Rob Fick's grand slam in the 8th brings the capacity crowd of 43,356 to its feet. Luis Polonia and Karim Garcia also homer as Brian Moehler beats Jeff Suppan.