» June 3, 1997:
The Mariners, picking 19th, take Ryan Anderson, nicknamed "Big Unit II," dashing the Tigers hopes of taking the 6' 10" high school pitcher from Westland, MI. With the next pick, the Cardinals take Adam Kennedy, from Cal State Northridge. Kennedy led the nation in hits for the second consecutive season, the first time an NCAA player to do so. The Yankees gamble at #24, picking high school star Tyrell Godwin, of Elizabethtown, NC. A two-sport athlete, Godwin is committed to North Carolina to play football. The Padres (#27) pick Stetson SS Kevin Nicholson, the MVP of the Cape Cod League last summer. He is the first Canadian ever drafted in the first round. The Athletics appear to have the best draft with Tim Hudson (6th round), Eric DuBose (1st), Chad Harville (2nd), Robert Vaz (7th). Nathan Haynes is selected on round one but will be traded to the Angels for Randy Velarde.
» March 23, 2000: The Cardinals obtain All-star OF Jim Edmonds from the Angels in exchange for P Kent Bottenfield and 2B Adam Kennedy.
» April 14, 2000:
Adam Kennedy ties a major-league record in pacing Anaheim to a 16–10 win at Toronto. Kennedy hits a home run and triple, both with the bases loaded, to tie a record held by eight National Leaguers and two in the American League. His hits come in consecutive innings.
» April 18, 2000: The Angels defeat the Blue Jays, 16-10, as 2B Adam Kennedy drives home eight runs for Anaheim. 2B Craig Grebeck, OF Raul Mondesi, and 1B Carlos Delgado hit back-to-back-to-back home runs for the Blue Jays in the 6th inning.
» May 19, 2001:
Marty Cordova is 0-for-4, stopping his 22-game hit streak, but his Indians beat the Angels, 4–3 in 10 innings. Robby Alomar has three hits, driving home the winning run in the 10th, and Ellis Burks has three hits and three RBIs. Adam Kennedy has four hits for Anaheim. Jaret Wright makes his appearance since June 2, 2000, giving up two runs in five innings. Troy Percival takes the loss and is now 0–8 against Cleveland.
» October 4, 2002: The Yankees blow a 6–1 lead as the Angels bounce back for a 9–6 victory and a two games to one lead in their division series. Tim Salmon and Adam Kennedy homer for Anaheim and Francisco Rodriguez again gets the win in relief.
» October 13, 2002: The Angels score 10 runs in the 7th inning on their way to a 13–5 win over the Twins to give Anaheim its first pennant in the team's history. Adam Kennedy was the hero for Anaheim with three home runs and seven RBIs. Scott Spiezio also homers for the Angels, with Francisco Rodriguez getting the win in relief.