» June 1, 1992:
The Astros select Cal State–Fullerton 3B Phil Nevin with the 1st pick in the amateur draft. Picking 6th, the Yanks take Derek Jeter, who will reject a University of Michigan offer to sign with New York. The Marlins will use their 1st pick on catcher Charles Johnson. The A's take Jason Giambi (2nd round) and the Cards get T.J. Mathews on the 36th. The Brewers take Ken Felder on the 1st round but he will prove a flop: their best pick is Scott Karl (6th round). Marvin Benard goes to the Giants on the 50th round.
» April 23, 1996:
In Milwaukee, the A's rack up nine runs off knuckler Steve Sparks, with Scott Brosius banging a 3-run homer in the first and a solo shot in the 4th. Jason Giambi tallies a double in the first off Sparks, a triple in the 2nd, and a two run homer in the 4th. With teammates urging him to stop at first on any hit, Giambi lines out his next two times up. The A's need all nine runs as the Brewers battle back to lose, 9–6.
» May 4, 1996:
The visiting A's get a homer from Jason Giambi to beat the Royals, 5–2, but lose 3B Scott Brosius. Brosius, hitting .351 with eight homers, is hit by a Mark Gubicza pitch in the 4th that breaks his right arm.
» June 25, 1996: In Detroit, the A's outslug the Tigers, 12–8. Bobby Higginson and Jason Giambi each drive in five runs while Cecil Fielder and Mark McGwire match homers. For McGwire, it is #300.
» June 27, 1996: The Athletics stroke eight home runs in an 18-2 pounding of the Angels. Scott Brosius hits 2, while Mark McGwire, Geronimo Berroa, Jason Giambi, Terry Steinbach, Ernie Young, and Jose Herrera also connect. The seven different players going deep ties the ML record.
» July 2, 1996: Oakland breaks a 6-6 tie by scoring five runs in the 9th inning to defeat Seattle 11-6. 1B Jason Giambi leads the way with five hits.
» August 28, 1998:
Tied with the Indians at 6–6 going into the 10th inning, the Athletics score eight runs for a 14–6 win. 1B Jason Giambi's 3–run homer is the big blast in the frame.
» February 15, 2000:
18th The Athletics obtain OF Jeremy Giambi from the Royals for P Brett Laxton. Giambi joins his brother, Jason Giambi, in Oakland, becoming the 6th brother combo to play for the team.
» May 8, 2000: The Angels defeat the A's, 9-8, despite home runs by brothers Jason and Jeremy Giambi for Oakland. Vladimir and Wilton Guerrero of the Expos were the last brothers to homer in the same game.
» June 7, 2000: The A's defeat the Padres, 10-4, as Jason Giambi drives home seven runs with a single, double, and two homers.
» June 23, 2000: The A's defeat the Royals, 10-6, for their 9th straight win. Randy Velarde, Jason Giambi, and Ben Grieve hit consecutive homers for Oakland in the 2nd inning.
» September 15, 2000:
The Athletics pound the Devil Rays, 17-3. Jason Giambi drives home seven runs with a single, double, and grand slam. The A's are one game in back of the Indians for the wild card.
» November 15, 2000: Athletics 1B Jason Giambi wins the AL MVP Award. Giambi hit .333 with 43 homers and 137 RBIs.
» May 10, 2001:
At the SkyDome, the A's outslug the Blue Jays, 14–8, as seven homers leave the park. Miguel Tejada hits a 3-run home run, the 6th game in a row he's homered at the SkyDome. Jason Giambi and Carlos Delgado match homers, and Brian Simmons and Darrin Fletcher go back-to-back.
» May 12, 2001:
Pedro Martinez goes seven strong innings as the Red Sox beat Oakland, 9–3. Martinez allows two hits including a 3-run home run by Jason Giambi. Trot Nixon has four hits with a home run, and Manny Ramirez hits a 468 (sic) foot dinger over the Green Monster that ends up on the Mass Turnpike.
» August 3, 2001: Oakland edges the Detroit Tigers, 2-1, on Jason Giambi's 9th inning solo homer. The win goes to Tim Hudson who outduels Tiger ace Jeff Weaver. The A's collect only four hits, with Giambi's blast completing a team cycle— Terrence Long has a triple, Johnny Damon a double, Jeremy Giambi has a single, and Jason Giambi the home run.
» August 11, 2001:
Led by the two Giambi brothers, Oakland beats the visiting New York Yankees, 8–6, for their 10th straight win. Jason Giambi and Jeremy Giambi each club 2-run homers, the 2nd time they've both gone deep in the same game. They did it twice last year as well.
» August 26, 2001:
The Diamondbacks score in the 10th inning to defeat the Phillies, 4–3. Philadelphia rookie SS Jimmy Rollins is caught stealing in the 3rd inning, the first time in his career after a streak of 35 consecutive steals. Luis Gonzalez receives the ultimate compliment when the Phils give him an intentional walk with the bases empty. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Gonzalez joins Manny Ramirez Jason Giambi, Mike Piazza, and Jim Thome as the only players to receive an intentional pass with the bases empty this season. Ramirez is the only one of the group to have been walked intentionally twice this year with no ducks on the pond.
» October 10, 2001:
The Yankees fall to the A's, 5-3, in the first game of their Divisional Series. Terrence Long hits a pair of home runs for Oakland and Jason Giambi adds another. Mark Mulder gets the win for Oakland while OF Johnny Damon goes 4-for-4.
» October 15, 2001: The Yankees defeat the A's, 5-3, to move into the ALCS. In doing so, they become the 1st team ever to win a best-of-5 series after losing the first two games at home. SS Derek Jeter gets a pair of hits to break Pete Rose's postseason record with 87. David Justice hits a pinch-hitter home run for NY while Mike Stanton gets the win in relief. Jason Giambi goes 4-for-4 for Oakland.
» December 13, 2001: The Yankees sign free agent All-Star 1B Jason Giambi to a 7-year, $120 million contract. In another move, New York acquired OF John Vander Wal from San Francisco in exchange for P Jay Witasick.
» May 17, 2002: After the Twins score three times in the top of the 14th, the Yankees come back to win, 13–12, on Jason Giambi's one-out grand slam, hitting the first pitch from reliever Mike Trombley over the RF fence. It is the 21st time in history that a player has hit a game–winning grand slam -- the ultimate grand slam -- with his team down by three runs. Babe Ruth, in 1925, was the only previous Yankee to have performed the feat. Giambi's home run is one of six by New York as each team has 20 hits. The last time that two teams reached 20 hits was also on May 17—1996. Baltimore beat Seattle, 13–12 on 41 hits total.
» July 8, 2002: Jason Giambi outhomers Sammy Sosa, 7–1, in the final round to take the 2002 All–Star Home Run Derby.
» October 1, 2002: The Yankees score four runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to come from behind and defeat the Angels, 8–5, in the 1st game of their division series. Derek Jeter, Jason Giambi, Bernie Williams, and Rondell White all homer for NY while Troy Glaus hits a pair of home runs for Anaheim. Steve Karsay gets the win in relief. This is the Angels first time in the playoffs since 1986, but hey face the same starting pitcher today as they did in their last playoff appearance: Roger Clemens.