» June 4, 1968:
At Wrigley, the Mets Jerry Koosman strikes out the leadoff Cub for his 7th straight strikeout, then wins 20.
» July 9, 1968: Appropriately, pitching dominates the All-Star Game. Willie Mays, playing in place of injured Pete Rose, tallies an unearned run in the first inning against American League starter Luis Tiant to complete the scoring for the daythe first All-Star effort to end 10. Don Drysdale, Juan Marichal, Steve Carlton, Tom Seaver, Ron Reed, and Jerry Koosman hold the AL to three hits.
» November 22, 1968: Cincinnati C Johnny Bench is named National League Rookie of the Year, getting 10 1/2 votes to edge out New York's Jerry Koosman who had 9 1/2. Bench is the 3rd Reds' player in six years to be named the top rookie.
» August 4, 1969: The Reds win another squeaker, this time 10 over the Mets at Crosley Field. Jim Maloney (52) allows two hits and beats Jerry Koosman.
» September 8, 1969: At Shea Stadium, the Mets top the Cubs 32 on Tommie Agee's 2-run home run. Jerry Koosman beats Bill Hands and strikes out 13 Cub batters. Chicago has now lost five in a row and leads the Mets by one 1/2 games.
» September 12, 1969:
Pitchers Jerry Koosman and Don Cardwell both hurl 10 wins and drive in the winning runs, as the hot Mets sweep the Pirates. The Cubs, meanwhile, win, snapping their 8-game losing streak, but now trail by two 1/2 games.
» October 12, 1969: New York's Jerry Koosman and Ron Taylor combine on a 2-hitter, as Al Weis's 9th-inning single off loser Dave McNally gives the Mets a 21 win to even the World Series.
» October 16, 1969: In game five Cleon Jones, awarded 1B when shoe polish on the ball proves he was hit by a pitch, scores on Donn Clendenon's home run. Al Weis's home run an inning later ties the game. Ron Swoboda's double and two Baltimore errors in the 8th give New York a 53 win and the Series. Jerry Koosman completes the Mets amazin' achievement with a 5-hitter.
» September 15, 1971: At Shea Stadium, Mike Jorgensen hits a 2-out single in the 7th to break Burt Hooton's no hit bid, and Ken Singleton follows with a homer to tie the match at 22. But Billy Williams clocks a pinch homer in the 9th and Hooton finishes the 32 victory with 15 strikeouts, notching his first ML win. In opener of the twi-night DH, Bill Hands beats Jerry Koosman, 62. Hands starts the Cubs' scoring with a 2-run single in the 2nd.
» October 18, 1973: The Mets win the 5th game 20 behind the 3-hit pitching of Jerry Koosman and Tug McGraw. Cleon Jones doubles in a run in the second and Don Hahn's triple scores the other run.
» November 2, 1976: Padre Randy Jones beats out Met Jerry Koosman for the National League Cy Young Award. Jones led the league with 315 innings, and posted a 22-14 record for the 5th-place Padres.
» February 7, 1979: Minor league P Jesse Orosco becomes the "player to be named later," going to the Mets in compensation for P Jerry Koosman, who had been sent to the Twins.
» September 30, 1979: Minnesota's Jerry Koosman defeats Milwaukee 50 on the final day of the season for his 20th win of the year. It is the only time the Brewers are shut out the entire year, as they fail to tie a record set by the Yankees in 1932. The Brew Crew scored in 213 straight games.
» September 6, 1981:
The Dodgers Fernando Valenzuela shuts out the Cardinals, 50, to tie a record of seven shutouts by a National League rookie. He shares the record with Irv "Cy the Second" Young (1905), Grover Alexander (1911), and Jerry Koosman (1968).
» April 11, 1982: At Yankee Stadium, the Yankees finally open with a 76 loss to Chicago in 12 innings, then drop a 20 nitecap. The grounds crew is feted because of their efforts in getting the snow-covered field ready, and grounds crew chief Esposito tosses out the first ball. Jerry Koosman and Ron Guidry are the starters but Koosman gives up six runs in five 2/3 inning and Guidry four runs in four innings to earn showers. Goose Gossage, the last of four pitchers, gives up a leadoff triple to Bill Almon in the 12th and Ron LeFlore drives him home with one of his three hits on the day. Kevin Hickey wins with an inning of relief.
» April 13, 1984: Pete Rose lashes a double off Jerry Koosman in a 51 Expos victory over the Phillies to join Ty Cobb as the only player to reach 4,000 career hits.