» June 7, 1982:
The Cubs select SS Shawon Dunston, who batted .790 this season for Brooklyn's Thomas Jefferson HS, with the first pick in the annual June free-agent draft. The Blue Jays then pick SS Augie Schmidt. The Twins, picking 4th overall, take lefty Brian Oelkers, who will be the first to reach the majors. Dwight Gooden is the 5th overall, taken by the Mets, one of 12 Mets draft picks who will make the igs. The Red Sox with three first round picks, use their first on Sam Horn and their last 1st round choice on FSU slugger Jeff Ledbetter, who hit an NCAA record 42 home runs: at least Horn will make the majors. The Yankees select high school SS Bo Jackson in the 2nd round, but he opts for Auburn instead. The Angels also go for a 2-sport star, taking U of Vermont's Kirk McCaskill, the first college player taken in last years NHL draft. The A's pick Jose Canseco in the 15th round and sign him for $15,000; the Royals mine gold on the 19th round by taking Bret Saberhagen. The Reds strike out in the first round when they select Illini high schooler Scott Jones, but so better with 9th rounder Tom Browning.
» August 29, 1985: In the Yankees 4–0 win over the Angels, Don Baylor is hit by a pitch (from Kirk McCaskill) for the 190th time, breaking the American League record of 189 set by Minnie Minoso.
» June 25, 1986: Kirk McCaskill one-hits the Rangers 7–1, vaulting California past Texas into first place in the American League West. The Rangers' only hit is Steve Buechele's 3rd-inning home run.
» April 28, 1989: Nelson Liriano breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th inning for the 2nd time in six days, ending Kirk McCaskill's bid with a pinch-hit double. McCaskill settles for a 9–0 one-hitter.
» May 4, 1989: Toronto's Junior Felix hits the first pitch he sees in the big leagues for a home run off Kirk McCaskill, but the Blue Jays lose 3–2 in 10 innings. He is the 27th American League player ever to homer in his first ML at bat, and the 10th to do so on the first pitch.
» May 28, 1989:
Cleveland scores with two out in the 9th to edge first-place Baltimore, 1–0. Greg Swindell pitches the 4-hit shutout. Boston, in 2nd place in the American League East, is also shut out, 3–0, by California's Kirk McCaskill.
» April 25, 1990: At Fenway, gimpy-legged Bill Buckner, 41, hoofs out an inside-the-park home run for the Red Sox. It will be his only homer in this, his last, season as he will play just 22 games. The Red Sox lose, 3–1, to the Angels, Kirk McCaskill.
» September 14, 1990: Ken Griffey, Sr. and Jr., hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning of a Seattle 7–5 loss to California. Kirk McCaskill serves up both Griffey homers.
» December 29, 1991: The White Sox sign free agent P Kirk McCaskill to a 3-year contract.
» July 1, 1992: White Sox SS Craig Grebeck gets five hits in Chicago's 8–5 win over the Indians. Bobby Thigpen saves it for Kirk McCaskill, the winner over Jack Armstrong (2–10).