» June 7, 1986: University of Arkansas's Jeff King, The Sporting News college player of the year, is the first choice in the June draft. The Pirates take the third baseman. U. of Texas P Greg Swindell is the next pick by Cleveland. Neither will sign for six weeks but Swindell will be in the major leagues after going 2–1 in the minors. The Giants take UNLV's Matt Williams with the 3rd pick; Texas, picking 4th, selects Kevin Brown, followed by high schooler Kent Mercker (Braves), Gary Sheffield (Brewers) and Brad Brink (Phillies). After being skipped over because scouts are convinced the Heisman Trophy winner is headed to the NFL, Bo Jackson is taken in the 4th round by the Royals. College Pitcher of the Year Mike Loynd is taken by Texas in the 7th Round. A total of 331 high schoolers are drafted, the most since 1979, due mainly to the dissolution of the January draft.
» August 6, 1989: After five hours and 49 minutes of play in Pittsburgh, the Pirates Jeff King mercifully ends the game with a 18th inning leadoff home run off the Cubs' Scott Sanderson. Sanderson had pitched eight innings of shutout relief. The Pirates win 5–4.
» June 15, 1992:
Jeff King of the Pirates becomes the 5th player in major league history to be caught stealing twice in an inning. In the 5th inning of Pittsburgh's game against Philadelphia, King leads off with a single. He's trapped off base, but collides with Phillies P Terry Mulholland as he tries to get back. Mulholland is called for interference, and King is charged with a caught stealing, even though he remained on base. Later that inning, he is thrown out attempting to steal 3B. The Phillies win the game by a score of 4–1.
» July 10, 1992: The Pirates trade 3B Steve Buechele to the Cubs in exchange for P Danny Jackson. The swap opens up the Bucs 3B spot for Jeff King.
» September 15, 1992:
At St. Louis, the Pirates edge the Cards, 4–2 behind homers by Jeff King, Barry Bonds, and Andy Van Slyke. Mark Clark (3–10) is the loser. Bucs RF Alex Cole helps with a 9–3 putout in the 2nd inning to nip Clark.
» September 20, 1992: Phillies 2B Mickey Morandini becomes the 9th player in history to turn an unassisted triple play in Philadelphia's 13 inning 3–2 loss to the Pirates. With runners on 1st and 2nd in the 6th inning, Morandini caught Jeff King's line drive, stepped on 2nd to double up Andy Van Slyke, and tagged out Barry Bonds, who was running from 1st.
» August 8, 1995:
Pittsburgh's Jeff King connects for two homers in the 2nd inning, the first Pittsburgh player to homer twice in an inning since Jake Stenzel in 1894.
» April 30, 1996:
In Cincinnati, the Pirates send the Reds to their 8th straight loss, 10–7, by scoring nine runs in the 4th inning. Jeff King hits two home runs in the deluge, including a grand slam He hit two homers in an inning last August 8, and becomes just the 4th person to accomplish that feat twice.
» August 25, 1996:
The Rockies defeat the Pirates, 13-9, despite five hits, including a home run, by Pittsburgh 2B Jeff King. Larry Walker and Vinny Castilla each drive home four runs for Colorado.
» December 13, 1996:
The Pirates trade IF Jeff King and SS Jay Bell to the Royals for 3B Joe Randa and pitchers Jeff Granger, Jeff Martin, and Jeff Wallace.
» June 13, 1997:
In Pittsburgh, former Pirate Jeff King hits a two-run homer on the first pitch to him, but ex-Royal Joe Randa answers with a tying homer, a triple and three RBIs. The Pirates flush the Royals, 5–3. Tony Womack hits a tie-breaking homer in the 6th off reliever Mike Williams.
» June 18, 1997:
In Kansas City, Jeff King hits his fourth interleague home run, a grand slam in the first inning, to lead the Royals to a 6–2 win over the Astros. In Kansas City's six interleague games, King is 10-for-21 with 12 RBIs. Houston's Luis Gonzalez singles to extend his hitting streak to 22 games,
» June 30, 1997: In the resumption of interleague play, the Cubs set the tone by edging the American League Royals, 8–7. Dave Clark's three-run, pinch-hit home run with two outs in the eighth tops off a five-run inning. Jeff King hit his 5th homer against National League pitchers for the Royals.
» May 23, 1999:
Kansas City 1B Jeff King announces his retirement, suggesting that his heart is no longer in the game.