» August 27, 1992: The Mets trade P David Cone to the front runner Blue Jays in exchange for IF Jeff Kent and OF Ryan Thompson. Cone will miss leading the NL in strikeouts by one as John Smoltz registers a K on the final day of the season. Cone, who led the NL in strikeouts the past two seasons, would have been the first NL pitcher in 50 years to lead in strikeouts for three consecutive years.
» July 29, 1996:
The Indians trade 2B Carlos Baerga and IF Alvaro Espinoza to the Mets in exchange for 3B Jeff Kent and SS Jose Vizcaino. Baerga, a former All-Star, is last in hitting and fielding among American League second basemen.
» November 13, 1996:
The Indians trade P Julian Tavarez, 2B Jose Vizcaino, IF Jeff Kent, and a player to be named to the Giants in exchange for slugging 3B Matt Williams and a player to be named. Williams, with the Giants for 10 years, underwent shoulder surgery in mid-August and missed the remainder of the season.
» April 30, 1997:
The Giants finish their best April in 24 years (17-7) by beating on the Pirates, 6–1, on Mark Gardner's 3-hit pitching. Jeff Kent's 3rd inning grand slam, off Jon Lieber, gives Gardner all the support he needs.
» March 31, 1998:
The Giants win their opener against the Astros, 9–4, as Jeff Kent gets five hits, including a double and home run, and drives home 4. Houston 2B Craig Biggio, who last year became only the 3rd player in major league history to go an entire season without grounding into a double play, hits into a twin–killing in his 2nd time up this year.
» August 2, 1998: Welcome to the Bigs. The Phils' Mike Welch makes his first big league start and the Giants greet him with three consecutive homers in the 2nd inning. Newly acquired Ellis Burks starts the fireworks, then Barry Bonds -- who had tripled in the first inning -- goes deep, then Jeff Kent drills his 15th. Welch takes the loss, allowing eight runs in three innings. Bonds is 4–for–4 with a stolen base to pace the Giants.
» September 19, 1998:
The Giants score seven runs in the 3rd inning, and six more in the 4th, as they demolish the Dodgers by a score of 18–4. Bill Mueller and Jeff Kent bang grand slams in the two frames, just the 2nd time (April 26, 1970) in Giants history that two players have hit grand slams in a game.
» May 3, 1999: The Pirates score four runs in the bottom of the 9th to defeat the Giants, 9-8. Jeff Kent gets five hits for the Giants, and hits for the cycle, just the 2nd player to do so in Three Rivers Stadium. Joe Torre did it on June 27, 1973. Jason Kendall goes 5-for-5, with two doubles, in a losing cause for Pittsburgh. The Blue Jays outslug the Mariners, 16-10. Carlos Delgado goes 3-for-3 for Toronto, with two home runs, five runs scored, and five RBIs.
» June 12, 1999:
The Giants win a slugfest against the Mariners, topping Seattle by a score of 15-11. 2B Jeff Kent has five hits for the Giants, including a home run, and brings home four runs. The Giants stoke 22 hits in the contest.
» August 22, 1999: The Giants defeat the Brewers, 7-3. LF Barry Bonds, 2B Jeff Kent, and RF Ellis Burks hit consecutive home runs for SF in the 1st inning. It is the 2nd time the Giants have performed the feat in three days.
» 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 8, 2000: The Mets defeat the Giants, 4-0, on Bobby Jones' 1-hit shutout to take their division series. Robin Ventura homers for NY. Jones' gem is the 6th complete game 1-hitter in postseason history. Jeff Kent's 5th inning double is SF's only hit as Jones puts the Giants down in order in eight of the nine innings.
» November 16, 2000: Giants 2B Jeff Kent wins the NL MVP Award, just edging out teammate Barry Bonds. Kent hit 334 with 33 homers and 114 RBIs for the NL West champs. Bonds had 49 homers and scored 129 runs.
» May 1, 2001: The Giants beat the Pirates, 11-6, as Jeff Kent drives home seven runs. His 3-run home run in the 1st chases Ramon Martinez, and he adds a 3-run double in the 4th. Emil Brown homers for the Bucs.
» March 1, 2002:
Giants 2B Jeff Kent breaks his thumb while washing his truck and is expected to be out for the next 4–6 weeks. Rumors immediately start that the accident occurred while Kent was riding his motorcycle, something usually forbidden in a player's contract under the danger clause. Two 911 calls about a motorcycle accident near Scottsdale Stadium resulted in no police report or accident found. Statesmanlike, Kent remarks, "I think what is sad is that this incident has become bigger than the game. There are so many good things that happen on this field with this team that are good for baseball. I'm not going to comment anymore on the issue."
» May 28, 2002: Arizona's Miguel Batista hurls nine innings of 1–hit ball against the Giants, but the Giants win in 10 innings, 1–0. Barry Bonds walks off Myers, and Jeff Kent's 2nd hit of the game, off ret Prinz, moves him to 3rd. Benito Santiago's single wins it. Robb Nen, in relief of Jason Schmidt, picks up the win.
» September 1, 2002:
Arizona tips the Giants, 7–6, as Tony Womack smacks two homers and lays down a 9th inning bunt single to load the bases. David Pellucci follows with a 2-run double to win it. Jeff Kent has two RBIs to reach the 100-RBI mark for the 6th straight time, a record for secondbasemen. D'Back pitchers continue to respect Barry Bonds, walking him four times today. They walked him twice yesterday and four rimes on the 30th, giving him 10 walks in three straight regulation-length games. Barry will have tomorrow off and get a walk on the 3rd.
» October 20, 2002: The Angels even the Series with an 11–10 win over the Giants. Tim Salmon goes 4–4 with two homers and four RBIs for Anaheim. Reggie Sanders, David Bell, Jeff Kent, and Barry Bonds connect for SF. Postseason sensation Francisco Rodriguez gets the win in relief.
» October 24, 2002: The Giants stroke 16 hits in a 16–4 rout of Anaheim in Game five of the World Series. Jeff Kent hits a pair of home runs and drives home four runs for the Giants while Rich Aurilia also hits a round–tripper. Chad Zerbe gets the win in relief.
» December 18, 2002: The Astros sign free agent 2B Jeff Kent to a 2-year, $18.2 million contract, with a $9 million option for 2005. Kent will play 2B and all–star second baseman Craig Biggio will move to the OF.