» May 27, 1904: At the Polo Grounds, the Giants Dan McGann steals five bases in a 3-1 victory over Brooklyn, a feat not duplicated in the NL until August 24, 1974, by Davey Lopes. Otis Nixon will steal six for the record. Christy Mathewson (5-5) is victorious over Ned Garvin. The win gives the Giants (21-10) a tie with Chicago for first place, with the Reds in 3rd place by .001.
» July 7, 1922: Pirates OF Max Carey is the busiest man on the field in an 18-inning 9–8 loss to the Giants. He gets six hits, draws three walks, has three SBs, including one of home, and catches seven flies. His 51 stolen bases in 53 attempts is the highest success rate ever achieved by a SB leader, remarkable in a season where the league average success rate on steals is 54%. His record of 31 straight steals without being caught will be broken by Davey Lopes' 38 in 1975. Johnny Gooch also has six hits in the losing effort.
» June 6, 1968: Tim Foli is the top choice in the regular phase of the free-agent draft. The A's take Pete Broberg with the 2nd pick, but he opts to attend Dartmouth instead. Cecil Cooper lasts until the 27th round. The big winners are the Dodgers, who, in the January draft and the regular and secondary June drafts pick 71 players, 14 players of whom end up in the ML. Among them: Davey Lopes, Geoff Zahn, Bill Buckner, Joe Ferguson, Tom Paciorek, Bobby Valentine, Steve Garvey, and Ron Cey.
» June 2, 1973: Dodgers 2B Davey Lopes ties the major-league record with three errors in the first inning of a 6–3 loss to the Expos.
» August 20, 1974:
Davey Lopes sets an LA Dodger record when he totals 15 bases against the Cubs in an 18–8 drubbing of the Cubs at Wrigley. Lopes has three home runs, a double and single in the Dodgers' 24-hit attack. The Dodgers totaled 48 bases in the game, a team record.
» August 24, 1974: Davey Lopes steals five bases as the Dodgers top the Cardinals 3–0. He is thrown out on his 6th attempt. Don Sutton is the shutout winner.
» August 9, 1975: Davey Lopes steals his 32nd consecutive base for the Dodgers without being caught in a 2–0 win over the Mets. This breaks the major-league record set by Max Carey in 1922.
» August 24, 1975:
After stealing 2B in the 7th to add to his ML-record of 38 consecutive steals, Davey Lopes is nabbed in the 12th by Montreal C Gary Carter. The Expos then score three in the 14th off Mike Marshall to beat the Dodgers, 5–2.
» October 4, 1978: Steve Garvey smashes two home runs and a triple to pace the Dodgers to a 9–5 win over the Phillies in the opener of the NLCS. Davey Lopes and Steve Yeager also homer at the Vet.
» October 5, 1978: Tommy John notches a 4-hit shutout to beat the Phils 4–0, as Davey Lopes drives in three runs. The Dodgers lead two games to none.
» October 10, 1978: Davey Lopes collects two home runs and five RBI to lead the Dodgers to an 11–5 victory over the Yankees in Game One of the World Series.
» May 25, 1979: Seven different Dodgers, including P Rick Sutcliffe, hit home runs as Los Angeles buries the visiting Reds 17–6. Sutcliffe poles his off Tom Seaver. The last homer for LA comes when Davey Lopes hits a 3–0 pitch in the 6th with the Dodgers up, 14–2. In his next at bat, Dave Tomlin decks Lopes four straight times inciting a brawl.
» February 8, 1982: The Dodgers break up the longest-playing infield unit in ML history by trading veteran 2B Davey Lopes to the A's for minor-leaguer Lance Hudson. Lopes, 1B Steve Garvey, 3B Ron Cey, and SS Bill Russell had been the Dodgers' starting infield since 1974.
» November 22, 1982: 2B Steve Sax is named National League Rookie of the Year, the 4th consecutive Dodger to win the award. Sax hit .282 and stole 49 bases as Davey Lopes' replacement in the Los Angeles infield.
» July 5, 1985: At Wrigley Field, the first three hitters in the Cubs' announced batting order are Billy Hatcher, Davey Lopes, and Ryne Sandberg. After Hatcher walks, Lopes takes a strike before someone in the Cubs' dugout sees that the lineup card submitted to the umpire has Sandberg listed second and Lopes third. Sandberg then finishes the at-bat (during which Hatcher is picked off) and singles. Lopes, hitting in his proper turn, doubles Sandberg home. All for naught as the Giants beat them, 12-6.
» September 25, 1985:
With the score tied 4–4 in the bottom of the 9th. Davey Lopes walks, steals 2B and 3B and scores on a pinch single by Chris Speier as the Cubs beat the Mets, 5–4. Gary Carter's grand slam accounts for all the Mets scoring. Lopes has three steals in the game to give him 47 (in just 275 at bats) and he sets the record most stolen bases by a player over 40. The record was set by Honus Wagner in 1914 with 23. Lopes is officially recorded at 39 but when he signed at age 22 he was afraid he was too old so he set his age back a year.
» June 24, 1989:
Cardinals OF Vince Coleman steals his 39th and 40th consecutive bases in a 5–2 loss to the Pirates to break the major-league record set by Davey Lopes in 1975. Coleman has not been caught stealing since last September 15th.
» November 4, 1999: The Brewers hire Davey Lopes as their new manager.
» July 31, 2001:
Brewers manager Davey Lopes is suspended for two games and fined by the commissioner's office for threatening to have his pitchers hit Rickey Henderson. Lopes became upset when Henderson took off for 2nd base in the 7th inning of the Padres 12–5 win on Sunday.
» April 18, 2002: Milwaukee fires manager Davey Lopes and hires coach Jerry Royster as interim manager in his place. In their first game under Royster, the Brewers beat the Cardinals, 7–5, as Richie Sexson drives home all seven runs on two home runs and a triple.