» June 7, 1977: The White Sox select Harold Baines with the number-one pick in the draft. Bill Veeck had first seen Baines play Little League ball and had followed his career. P Bill Gullickson was taken with the 2nd pick by the Expos, and Milwaukee takes University of Minnesota infielder Paul Molitor with the 3rd pick. Danny Ainge, a potential pro basketball player, is picked in the 15th round. The Reds come up empty with the 8th pick in round 1, picking prep 3B Ted Venger.
» October 9, 1981:
The Brewers, also facing elimination, beat the Yanks in the 8th inning 5–3 on Paul Molitor's solo home run. Ted Simmons clubs a 2-run homer and Randy Lerch pitches six solid innings for the win.
» May 12, 1982:
Brewers Paul Molitor hits three solo home runs, but Milwaukee loses 9–7 to Kansas City.
» September 19, 1982: Milwaukee scores nine runs in the 8th to roll over the Yankees, 14–1. Don Sutton is the victor. Gorman Thomas has a double—his 2nd—and home run in the big inning and Paul Molitor adds a home run then as well.
» October 8, 1982: The pitching of veteran Don Sutton, and a 2-run home run by Paul Molitor, stave off elimination in the Brewers' game against California.
» October 12, 1982: Paul Molitor goes 5-for-6 to become the first player ever to collect five hits in a World Series game, and teammate Robin Yount goes 4-for-6 as the Brewers rout the Cardinals 10–0 in game one.
» July 26, 1987:
Paul Molitor ties a major-league record by stealing 2B, 3B, and home in the first inning of Milwaukee's 7–4 win over the A's. Molitor is hitting .348.
» August 10, 1987:
Paul Molitor singles in the 3rd inning against the Rangers to run his hit streak to 25 games. The Brewers win in the 12th 4–3.
» August 13, 1987:
Paul Molitor keeps his hit streak alive at 28 games when he homers with two out in the 9th inning against the O's. Baltimore still wins 5–4.
» August 19, 1987: Paul Molitor collects four hits to extend his hit streak to 34 games and tie Dom DiMaggio for 11th spot on the all-time list. The Brewers beat Cleveland 13–2. Rob Deer has a grand slam for the Brewers, and tomorrow will hit another—just the 11th player in history to hit grand slams in consecutive games.
» August 26, 1987: Paul Molitor goes 0-for-4 in Milwaukee's 1–0, 10-inning win over the Indians, ending his hitting streak at 39 consecutive games. His streak was the 7th longest in ML history and the longest in the American League since Joe DiMaggio's 56-game streak in 1941. Molitor faces rookie John Farrell all four times, and is on deck when Rick Manning ends the game with a run-scoring pinch single in the bottom of the 10th.
» January 6, 1988: Free-agent slugger Jack Clark signs with the New York Yankees, while free agent Paul Molitor re-signs with the Brewers.
» May 15, 1991: Paul Molitor of the Brewers hits for the cycle in a 4-2 victory over Minnesota. Molitor triples in the 1st, singles in the 3rd, doubles in the 5th, and homers in the 7th.
» December 7, 1992:
The Blue Jays sign free agent DH–1B Paul Molitor.
» September 12, 1993:
Paul Molitor drives in his 100th run of the year in the Blue Jays' 4-1 win over California. He thus becomes the oldest player in major league history to post his 1st 100-RBI season.
» October 3, 1993:
Toronto's Joe Carter connect twice for homers in the 2nd inning. For the first time in 100 years, teammates finish 1-2-3 in the race for the league batting title. Toronto's John Olerud wins the crown with an average of .363, followed by Paul Molitor at .332 and Roberto Alomar at .326.
» October 5, 1993:
The Blue Jays take Game one of the ALCS, defeating the White Sox by a score of 7-3. Paul Molitor and Ed Sprague each have four hits for the winners as Juan Guzman notches the win.
» October 19, 1993: Following a 72-minute delay because of rain, the Blue Jays finally take the field against the Phillies and pound out a 10-3 victory in Game 3. Toronto's 13 hits include a home run and triple by Paul Molitor. Pat Hentgen gets credit for the win.
» October 23, 1993: In a dramatic finish, Joe Carter of the Blue Jays homers off of
Mitch Williams with 2 men on base in the bottom of the 9th to give Toronto an
8-6 victory and the World Championship. Lenny Dykstra hits his 4th homer of
the Series for the Phils. Paul Molitor is named the WS MVP.
» September 4, 1995:
Toronto DH Paul Molitor strokes five hits and brings home three runs to lead the Blue Jays to a 6-1 win over the Royals. His hits include three singles, a double, and a home run.
» December 5, 1995:
The Twins bring back free agent DH Paul Molitor.
» April 24, 1996: Twins' manager Tom Kelly apologizes to the fans after his team wallops the host Tigers 24–11, the highest score rung up on Detroit since their loss in 1912 when the team boycotted over the suspension of Ty Cobb and a sub team was hastily cobbled together. Greg Myers and Paul Molitor each drives in five runs as Minnesota scores against all seven Tiger pitchers they face. The 35 runs is the most today as major league teams total 195 runs, the most this century. The average game total of 13.9 runs tops the record of 13.6 set on July 12, 1931.
» April 28, 1996:
The Yankees top the Twins, 6–3, as reliever Mariano Rivera pitches the last three innings for the win. Rivera has now thrown nine hitless innings over his last three outings. Paul O'Neill, leading the A.L. in hitting, robs Paul Molitor of a homer in the 7th and then clouts one of his own. The Yankees pull ahead of Baltimore in the A.L. East.
» August 27, 1996: The Twins defeat the Blue Jays, 6-4 in 11 innings, with the help of five hits from DH Paul Molitor.
» September 16, 1996: Paul Molitor of the Twins triples in the 5th inning of Minnesota's 6-5 loss to KC for his 3,000th big league hit. He becomes the 1st major leaguer to get 200 hits in the same season in which he reached 3,000. Teammate Chuck Knoblauch gets his 1,000th hit in the same game.
» December 5, 1996:
Following his most productive season with the Oakland A's, Terry Steinbach elects to take less money and return home. Like Dave Winfield, Paul Molitor, and Jack Morris before him, the Minnesota veteran signs with Twins.
» May 23, 1997: The Twins fall to Oakland, 8-4, despite getting five hits from Paul Molitor, including a double.
» August 8, 1998: Behind Rafael Palmeiro's 35th home run, the Orioles defeat the Twins, 6–3, despite five hits by Minnesota DH Paul Molitor. Molitor also swipes his 500th base. He's the 6th player with 500 steals and 3000 hits.
» June 11, 1999: The Brewers retire Paul Molitor's uniform before taking the field to lose to the Twins, 9-7.
» February 18, 2001: Dave Winfield, Paul Molitor, Jim Rice, and Robin Yount are inducted into Ted Williams' Hitters Hall of Fame in Hernando, Florida.
» October 7, 2001: Rickey Henderson gets the 3,000th hit of his career, a leadoff bloop double, as the Padres lose to the Rockies, 14-5. Ricky then leaves the game. The game is the final one of Tony Gwynn's career. Gwynn pinch hits in the 9th and grounds out, then walks around the field shaking hands with hometown fans. Larry Walker, who sits, wins his third NL batting title in three years at .350. Walker and Rockies teammate Todd Helton (.336) become the first teammates to finish 1-2 since John Olerud (.363), Paul Molitor (.332) and Roberto Alomar (.326) were the top three for Toronto in 1993.