» July 10, 1970: The Padres launch four home runs in the 9th inning against LA but the power display comes too late and the Dodgers win, 9–7. Wes Parker has two doubles and a triple for LA. For the Padres, Ivan Murrell, Ed Spiezio and Dave Campbell hit solo homers off Bill Singer, and Cito Gaston connects for a 2-run homer off Jose Pena. The barrage is one short of the record.
» July 21, 1970: Clay Kirby has a no-hitter going for eight innings, but with two outs in the 8th and trailing 1–0, Padres manager Preston Gomez lifts him for a pinch hitter Cito Gaston. Gaston fails to get a hit off Mets' starter Jim McAndrew, and reliever Jack Baldschun gives up two runs in the 9th. The Padres lose 3–0. Gomez will repeat the mistake on September 4, 1974.
» September 15, 1972:
In a record setting effort, the Reds and Padres combine for 28 strikeouts for a nine inning game, the Padres winning 1–0, on Cito Gaston's 4th inning homer. Winning P Fred Norman strikes out 15, while Don Gullett fans 11 Pads. Pedro Borbon notches the other 2.
» May 15, 1989: The Blue Jays fire manager Jimy Williams and replace him with hitting coach Cito Gaston. Williams led the club to a 12-24 start and had several publicized run-ins with star slugger George Bell, who refused to be the DH.
» May 31, 1989: Cito Gaston is named manager of the Blue Jays on a permanent basis.
» August 21, 1991:
Toronto manager Cito Gaston is hospitalized with a herniated disk and Gene Tenace takes over on an interim basis. He'll be 13-6 in his first 19 games to keep Toronto on top.
» February 19, 1995: The Blue Jays assign manager Cito Gaston and his coaching staff to work with minor league players so that they will not have to deal with replacement players.
» September 24, 1997:
With the Blue Jays in last place, Toronto fires manager Cito Gaston before today's game with the Orioles. Gaston took the team to the World Series in 1992 and 1993. Coach Mel Queen was named as interim manager for the last five games. The O's then beat the Jays, 9–3, to clinch the American League East title. Baltimore was never out of first place, just the 6th ML team to hold first place every day of the season.