» January 13, 1996: The Marlins sign Cuban P Livan Hernandez to a 4-year $4.5 million contract, which includes a record $2.5 million bonus.
» October 10, 1997: The Marlins take Game Three by defeating the Braves by a score of 5-2. Charles Johnson drives home three of Florida's runs, and Livan Hernandez gets the win in relief.
» October 12, 1997:
Livan Hernandez holds the Braves to three hits and beats Greg Maddux, 2-1, in Game 5. Bobby Bonilla goes 3-for-3 for the Marlins.
» October 18, 1997: Florida take Game one of the World Series, 7-4, behind rookie P Livan Hernandez. Moises Alou's 3-run homer in the 4th inning is the big blow for the Marlins, who are outhit by the Indians, 11-7.
» October 23, 1997: Rookie Livan Hernandez wins for the second time as Florida holds off Cleveland for an 8-7 victory in Game 5. Down 8-4, the Indians fight back with three in the 9th but strand the tying runner on base. Moises Alou hits a 3-run homer for Florida, while Sandy Alomar matches him for the Tribe.
» October 26, 1997: The Indians jump out to a 2-0 lead over Florida, but the Marlins claw their way back and tie the score in the bottom of the 9th on a sacrifice fly by Craig Counsell. In the last half of the 11th, SS Edgar Renteria gets his 3rd hit of the game, driving home Counsell with the winning run, as Florida wins Game seven by a score of 3-2. The Marlins thus become the fastest team in baseball history to win a World Series title, three years quicker than the 1969 Mets. P Livan Hernandez is named Most Valuable Player of the Series.
» March 7, 1998: Yankees sign P Orlando Hernandez, brother of World Series hero Livan Hernandez, to a 4-year, $6.6 million contract.
» May 16, 1998: At Busch Stadium, Mark McGwire crushes a Livan Hernandez pitch for a 545-ft. homer to lead the Cards to a 5–4 win over the Marlins. "It's the best ball I've ever hit," says the Cards slugger. On May 12, he hit a homer 527 feet.
» July 24, 1999:
The Giants obtain P Livan Hernandez from the Marlins in exchange for minor league Ps Jason Grilli and Nate Bump.
» September 19, 2000:
In the Reds 7–3 loss to the Giants, Ken Griffey Jr. pinch hits his 400th home run. He is the first to reach the mark with a PH. Livan Hernandez is the winner as Bonds knocks in a run and Jeff Kent adds three hits.
» October 4, 2000: The Giants defeat the Mets, 5-1, in the 1st game of their NL division series. Livan Hernandez gets the win for SF, raising his lifetime postseason play record to 5-0. Ellis Burks' 3-run home run is the key hit for the Giants.
» April 2, 2001:
The Giants Livan Hernandez beats the Padres, 3–2, with relief help from Robb Nen, who K's the side in the 9th. Barry Bonds homers for the Giants. Tony Gwynn's 8th inning RBI-single is his 3,110th hit, tying him with Dave Winfield. With his start today, Gwynn becomes the 5th player in NL history to spend 20+ years while playing his entire career with one team. The others are: Cap Anson: 1871-97 Cubs (5 years in the NA); Mel Ott: 1926-47 Giants; Stan Musial: 1941-44, 1946-63 Cardinals; Willie Stargell: 1962-82 Pirates.
» August 11, 2001: Joe Borowski serves up home run No. 50 to Barry Bonds and the Giants roll to a 9–4 win over the Cubs. Winning pitcher Livan Hernandez is 4–for-4, including his first ML homer. He now has eight straight hits and is 12-for-13.
» August 17, 2001:
Atlanta's Greg Maddux pitches the Braves to a 2–1 win over the Giants and Livan Hernandez. Hernandez came into the game with eight straight hits and in his 1st at bat reached on an error. He goes 1–for-3. John Smoltz racks up his first regular season save, striking out four batters.
» September 26, 2002: Livan Hernandez (12–16) pitches a masterful 2–hitter as the Giants beat the Padres, 6–0. Hernandez is tied with Ben Sheets for most losses in the National League. The Giants stay three games ahead of LA for the wild card spot. Reggie Sanders connects twice for homers, and Barry Bonds walks in his 16th straight game to tie Jack Clark's NL record set in 1987. He's walked 194 times; he'll end the year with 198 passes, a new major-league record topping Ruth's mark of 1923. Bonds will finish with a .582 on–base percentage, easily topping the old mark of .553 that Ted Williams had set in 1941.
» October 6, 2002:
The Giants even their division series at two games apiece by defeating the Braves, 8–3. Livan Hernandez gets the win while Tom Glavine takes his second loss in the series. Rich Aurilia homers for SF.