» September 6, 2000: The White Sox defeat the Rangers, 13-1, scoring 10 runs in the 1st two innings. Magglio Ordonez and Frank Thomas, with his AL best 41st, homer in the 7-run 1st. Texas' Scott Sheldon becomes the third player in major league history to play all nine positions in a single game. He enters the game in the 4th inning as catcher and pitches in the 8th, striking out Jeff Liefer, before taking over 3B. Sheldon also played all nine positions in spring training against Oklahoma (AAA). Cesar Tovar was the last, in 1968, to play all nine spots.
» April 2, 2001:
David Wells pitches six strong innings and Magglio Ordonez hits a 3-run as the White Sox beat the Indians, 7–4 in the opener for both teams. Colon gives up all seven Chicago runs. The bright spot for the Tribe is Juan Gonzalez, who bangs two homers, the 1st Indian with two home runs on Opening Day since Duke Sims, in 1968. Gonzalez also became just the 4th player to twice hit two home runs on Opening Day (Eddie Mathews: 1954, 1958; Raul Mondesi: 1995, 1999; Joe Torre: 1965, 1966).
» July 10, 2001: The AL defeats the NL, 4–1, in the All–Star Game. Baltimore's Cal Ripken Jr. thrills the crowd by hitting a home run and winning the MVP award at the affair. Derek Jeter and Magglio Ordonez also homer for the Junior Circuit.
» 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.
» April 16, 2002:
The White Sox score nine runs off Chuck Finley in the 2nd inning and go on to defeat the Indians, 10–5, ending Cleveland's 10–game winning streak. Magglio Ordonez has a grand slam in the 2nd, and Royce Clayton adds a 2–run home run. Damaso Marte picks up his first ML win in relief.
» November 29, 2002: The Reds and Padres reach an agreement to trade Ken Griffey, Jr. for Phil Nevin, but Nevin, with a no–trade clause in his contract, nixes the deal. He says he would only agree to a trade to a West Coast team that trains in Arizona. Griffey tore a tendon in his knee during the first week, setting up another season limited by leg injuries. He also pulled a hamstring and strained hip muscles, limiting him to 70 games, a .264 average, eight homers and 23 RBIs. In a week, the White Sox will turn down an offer of Griffey for Magglio Ordonez.