» September 13, 1992: Cleveland's Kenny Lofton steals his 53rd and 54th bases breaking the American League rookie record of 53 set by Donie Bush in 1909. Lofton will swipe a league-high 66 bases, 12 ahead of another rookie Pat Listach, and lead AL center fielders with 14 assists. He scores both runs today, including the winner in the 9th, to beat the White Sox, 2–1. Eric Plunk is the winner with Steve Olin picking up his 25th save.
» May 9, 1995: The Indians score eight runs before any outs are recorded in the 1st inning, tying a major league record. Paul Sorrento, Kenny Lofton and Carlos Baerga each hit home runs in the stanza, as Cleveland goes on to a 10-0 victory behind Orel Hershiser and Paul Assenmacher.
» October 21, 1995: The Braves beat Cleveland, 3-2, in Game 1 of the WS behind Greg Maddux. Fred McGriff homers for Atlanta, while Kenny Lofton becomes the 1st player since 1921 to steal 2 bases in one inning of a Series game. The 2 teams combine for only 5 hits, tying a WS record for fewest hits by both clubs.
» June 1, 1996:
A day after the Indians-Brewers brawl, the two teams get into it again. And quickly. Leadoff hitter Kenny Lofton doubles and then shoves 2B Fernando Vina to clear both benches. The Brewers win the game 2–1.
» June 20, 1996: The Indians win their 13th straight over the Red Sox, winning 5–4 on Kenny Lofton's bloop single in the 9th off Mike Stanton. Jim Thome hits a game-tying home run in the 8th, off Roger Clemens, the 17th straight game in which the Indians have gone deep, a team record. Clemens leaves after 157 pitches with no decision.
» July 20, 1996: The Indians defeat the Twins, 6–5, on Alvaro Espinoza's 11th-inning homer. OF Kenny Lofton leads the way for the Tribe with five hits. Albert Belle rings his 226th homer as an Indian to tie Earl Averill's club mark.
» March 25, 1997: In a trade reflecting current baseball economics, the Braves send RF David Justice and CF Marquis Grissom to the Indians for CF Kenny Lofton and reliever Alan Embree. The swap of the two Gold Glove center fielders and the veteran Justice reduces the Braves' payroll by an estimated 6.8 million dollars. Both players have several years left on their contracts, while Lofton, considered the best leadoff hitter in baseball, is in the last year of his.
» April 14, 1997: The Braves pound the Reds, 14-5, behind Kenny Lofton's five hits, two SBs, and five runs scored.
» April 18, 1997: The Braves shut out the Rockies, 14-0, behind Tom Glavine. Kenny Lofton gets five hits for Atlanta, including a home run, and scores 4.
» May 17, 1997: Led by Kenny Lofton, the Braves pound out 19 hits to beat the Cardinals, 11–6. Lofton has his 3rd five-hit game of the season and winning pitcher John Smoltz (5–3) adds two hits to lift his average to .435 (10-for-23).
» December 8, 1997:
The Indians sign free agent OF Kenny Lofton to a 3-year contract, and free agent P Dwight Gooden to a 2-year pact. They also trade OF Marquis Grissom and P Jeff Juden to the Brewers in exchange for Ps Ben McDonald, Ron Villone, and Mike Fetters. Fetters is then sent to the Athletics in exchange for P Steve Karsay.
» April 15, 1998:
In a 5–3 loss to the visiting Mariners, the Indians David Bell hits the 1st inside-the-park home run in Jacobs Field history and the 1st for the Indians since July 18, 1989 (Joe Carter). Randy Johnson and Kenny Lofton are both ejected after the two argue about inside pitches.
» October 2, 1998:
Cleveland takes a 4–1 lead into the bottom of the 9th against Boston in Game three of their series. A 2–run home run by Nomar Garciaparra brings the Sox within 1, but that's how it ends, with the Indians winning, 4–3. Cleveland's runs come on solo home runs by Manny Ramirez (2), Jim Thome, and Kenny Lofton.
» October 11, 1998: New York gets three runs in the 1st, then holds on for a 5–3 win over the Indians in Game 5. David Wells picks up the victory, with Chili Davis, Jim Thome, and Kenny Lofton all hitting homers.
» September 3, 2000: The Indians defeat the Orioles, 12-11 in 13 innings. Cleveland OF Kenny Lofton scores a run in the 1st inning, tying the major league record by scoring in his 18th consecutive game. Red Rolfe set the mark in 1939. Lofton's streak will be stopped tomorrow. The Cleveland OF also steals five bases in the contest, tying a franchise single-game record, and hits a walk-off home run in the 13th to win the game.
» August 5, 2001: The Indians tie a major league record (the Tigers, June 18, 1911 and the Athletics June 15, 1925) by overcoming a 12–run deficit to shock the Mariners, 15–14 in 11 innings. Cleveland, which trailed 12–0 and 14–2, scores three runs in the 7th inning, four in the 8th, and five in the 9th to become the 1st team in 76 years to come back from a 12–run hole. With one out in the bottom of the 11th, Kenny Lofton singles, goes to 2nd when Omar Vizquel singles and Jolbert Cabrera's RBI single completes the comeback. Vizquel had tripled with the sacks full in the 9th off All-star reliever Kazuhiro Sasaki.
» February 1, 2002: The White Sox sign free agent OF Kenny Lofton to a 1-year contract. He'll end the year with the Giants.
» April 6, 2002:
The White Sox roll by the Kansas City Royals, winning 14–0. Mark Buehrle allows five hits in six innings pitched. Paul Konerko has three runs and three RBIs, and Magglio Ordonez has three RBIs. Trailing 9–0 in the 8th, the Royals bring in Miguel Asencio, the youngest pitcher in the majors. Making his ML debut, Asencio walks Kenny Lofton on four pitches and does the same to the next three batters. He leaves, having thrown 16 pitches.
» May 2, 2002: The Mariners rout the White Sox by a score of 15–4 as OF Mike Cameron becomes the 13th player in ML history to slug four home runs in a single game, all solo shots. Cameron is also hit by a pitch and flies out to deep right in a bid for a 5th homer. Cameron and 2B Bret Boone also become the first teammates in history to hit back–to–back home runs twice in the same inning, performing the feat in Seattle's 10–run 1st inning. The duo waste little time putting their names into the record book. After Ichiro Suzuki is hit by a pitch leading off, Boone homers. Cameron follows with a drive off Jon Rauch that barely cleared the center–field wall and a leaping Kenny Lofton. Two outs later, Boone again homers on the first pitch, this time off reliever Jim Parque. Cameron goes to a full count, then homers to center again. The Mariners also tie a team record with seven homers in the game. James Baldwin is the easy winner, with seven innings pitched. There had only been 39 previous occasions of a player hitting two home runs in an inning, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Eric Karros was last to do it, on August 22, 2000, for Los Angeles. Mark McGwire was the previous American League player to do it, on September 22, 1996, for Oakland.
» July 28, 2002:
The White Sox trade OF Kenny Lofton to the Giants in exchange for minor league pitchers Felix Diaz and Ryan Meaux.
» October 9, 2002:
Kirk Rueter hurls the Giants to a 9–6 win over the Cardinals in the opener of the NLCS. Kenny Lofton, Benito Santiago, and David Bell homer for SF while Albert Pujols, Miguel Cairo, and JD Drew connect for St. Louis.
» October 14, 2002: The Giants beat the Cardinals, 2–1, to take the NLCS and move on to the World Series against Anaheim. Kenny Lofton's base hit in the bottom of the 9th scores David Bell with the winning run. Todd Worrell gets the win in relief for SF.