» April 13, 1987: San Diego sets a major-league record when its first three batters of the game -- Marvell Wynne, Tony Gwynn, and John Kruk -- all homer off the Giants Roger Mason. But the Giants come back to win 13–6.
» June 3, 1989:
The Padres trade John Kruk and Randy Ready to the Phils for Chris James. Kruk had a sub-par .241 last season, after hitting .309 and .313 the previous two. He'll rebound to .300 this season.
» August 15, 1990: The Phillies Terry Mulholland spins the major leagues' 8th no-hitter of the season. Mulholland faces the minimum 27 batters in blanking the Giants 6–0, as just one runner reaches base on a throwing error by Charlie Hayes. But Hayes makes the last putout by grabbing a Gary Carter line drive. John Kruk also makes a crucial play by reaching into the stands to pull back a one-out popup by Matt Williams in the 8th.
» May 6, 1991: Phillies OF Lenny Dykstra crashes his Mercedes into two trees while driving home with Darren Daulton from teammate John Kruk's bachelor party. Dykstra, who is charged with driving under the influence, suffers three broken ribs, a broken collarbone, and a broken cheekbone, and will be sidelined until mid-July. Daulton's injuries are less severe.
» August 22, 1991: Forget about taking one for the team; in the Phils 10-inning victory, John Kruk gets hit by a pitch for the first time in 2,682 at bats when the Pirates Randy Tomlin plunks him. "It didn't feel good," grouses Kruk. Herm Winningham had held the record for active players (1,799 appearances).
» September 25, 1991:
John Kruk hits a grand slam and solo homer to provide all the scoring as the Phils edge the Cubs, 5–4.
» August 7, 1992:
As of today, the No. one hitters in the AL and NL, Edgar Martinez and John Kruk, are both hitting .341. The No. two hitters in each league, Kirby Puckett and Andy Van Slyke, are both hitting .331. The No. three hitters in each league, Shane Mack and Gary Sheffield, are both hitting .329.
» May 17, 1993:
Philadelphia 1B John Kruk gets five hits in the Phillies' 10-3 victory over Florida.
» July 7, 1993: In LA, the Phillies defeat the Dodgers, 7-6, in a 20 inning marathon when Dykstra hits a bases-loaded 2-run double off Rod Nichols. The game takes six hours and 10 minutes, and concludes at 1:47 AM. The Phils Mitch Williams blows a 5–3 lead in the 9th, allowing a hit and walking three before being ejected by Jim Quick. Afterwards, John Kruk says, "I came here and I wanted to kill Mitch, but they told me it was against the law." Phils rookie Kevin Stocker makes his ML debut, playing all 20 innings.
» July 14, 1993: The American League defeats the National League, 9-3, in the All-Star Game. Kirby Puckett, Roberto Alomar, and Gary Sheffield hit home runs, while the win goes to Jack McDowell. Craig Biggio is at 2B for the NL: last year he was on the team as a catcher, the first player ever to make it at those two positions. A highlight of the game is Randy Johnson firing a 95-MPH fastball over John Kruk's head. Kruk bails out on the next two pitches, saying afterwards, he's going to kill somebody."
» July 27, 1993: Phillies 1B John Kruk gets five hits in Philadelphia's 10-7 win over the visiting Cardinals.
» August 19, 1993: The Phils lose, 6–5, to the Expos when John Kruk makes a 9th inning error. With their 2nd loss in three games to Montreal, the Phils lead drops to four games with 11 to play. Their biggest lead has been 11 1/2 games.
» September 5, 1993: Philadelphia 1B John Kruk walks in his 1st at bat in the Phils 5-3 win over Cincinnati, giving him 100 free passes for the season. He is the 3rd Phillie to reach the mark this year, making them the 1st National League team ever to have such a trio.
» October 9, 1993: The Braves go up a game in the NLCS with a 9-4 victory. Philadelphia's John Kruk hits the game's only home run and triple, but Tom Glavine gets the win.
» March 9, 1994: Phillies 1B John Kruk is diagnosed with testicular cancer.
» May 12, 1995:
The White Sox sign free agent 1B John Kruk.