» February 7, 1979: Minor league P Jesse Orosco becomes the "player to be named later," going to the Mets in compensation for P Jerry Koosman, who had been sent to the Twins.
» July 31, 1983:
In the nitecap of a doubleheader, Pirates rookie Jose DeLeon holds the Mets hitless for 81/3 innings before Hubie Brooks singles, but Mets starter Mike Torrez pitches 11 shutout innings himself and New York goes on to win 1–0 in 12 innings. In his previous start, DeLeon had held the Padres hitless for 61/3 innings. Mets reliever Jesse Orosco wins both games with four innings of relief in the 11-inning opener, and an inning in the nitecap.
» July 27, 1985: For the second time in a week, the Mets win, 16–4, this time pounding the Astros in the opener of a twinbill sweep. They break a 4–4 tie in the 7th with a fielder's choice by Keith Hernandez, 2-run double by Gary Carter and a 3-run home run by Ray Knight. All 16 runs are unearned as relievers DiPino and Medden each give up 6, and starter Bob Knepper allows four runs. Jesse Orosco is the winner in Game One and earns a save for Bill Latham's first ML win in game 2, a 7–3 victory.
» October 15, 1986: In the longest game in post-season history, the Mets beat the Astros 7–6 in 16 innings to earn their first trip to the World Series since 1973. New York scores three runs in the top of the 9th to force extra innings. The Mets score three more runs in the top of the 16th and Houston answers with two of its own before Jesse Orosco fans Kevin Bass to end the game.
» December 11, 1987: In a 3-team trade, the Dodgers acquire relief pitcher Jesse Orosco from the Mets and relief pitcher Jay Howell and SS Alfredo Griffin from the A's, and send pitchers Bob Welch and Matt Young to Oakland and minor leaguer Jack Savage to New York. The Mets receive two A's minor leaguers to complete the deal, pitchers Kevin Tapani and Wally Whitehurst.
» December 3, 1988: Two free-agent pitchers sign 3-year contracts, Jesse Orosco with Cleveland and Dave LaPoint with the Yankees.
» April 12, 1990:
The Yankees open the season in New York in front of 50,114 with Billy Martin's son throwing out the first ball. The Yankees win 6–4 win over the Indians, scoring twice in the 8th inning to break a 4–4 tie. Luis Polonia's hit breaks the tie and the Yanks score another run on an error. Eric Plunk is the winner over Jesse Orosco. Polonia will be rewarded for his hit by being sent to the Angels in two weeks for Claudell Washington.
» December 6, 1991: The Brewers obtain P Jesse Orosco from the Indians in exchange for a player to be named.
» September 26, 1992:
Greg Vaughn’s HR in the 6th is the difference in the Brewers 2–1 win over the A's. Milwaukee's Pat Listach draws a walk after taking 17 pitches from A’s starter Ron Darling. He's cut down stealing. Reliever Jesse Orosco is the winner over his former Met teammate.
» April 23, 1993: Milwaukee pitchers Cal Eldred and Jesse Orosco combine to shut out Texas on one hit in a 3-0 win. Eldred hurls the 1st eight innings while Orosco pitches the 9th to get the save. Rafael Palmeiro's double is the only hit.
» April 19, 1996: The host Rangers show no mercy in running up the largest score in the A.L. in 41 years and trouncing the league-leading Orioles, 26–7. Sixteen of the runs come in the 56-minute 8th inning, their last at bat, and the largest 8th inning tally in baseball history. The inning is highlighted by Kevin Elster's grand slam off O's backup IF Manny Alexander. Manny, no Grover Cleveland Alexander, walks four including three with the bases loaded, but does manage to get an out. For O's reliever Jesse Orosco, it's a bad two days as he gives up 12 earned runs in two 1/3 innings: The two outings raise his season ERA from 1.52 to 3.40. Juan Gonzalez hits two homers and has six RBIs, while Dean Palmer (2) and Will Clark also add round-trippers. O's manager Johnson fumes when Mickey Tettleton takes 3B with Texas ahead 20–7: "I've seen it all, but guys tagging up from second with an 18-run lead, it's ridiculous." Texas manager Johnny Oates, who still carries a clipping from a 1983 IL game when Johnson, with a 9-run lead, had his team stealing against Oates' squad, counters, "Davey didn't have to use an infielder to pitch in that inning."
» June 25, 1999:
In Baltimore's 9–8 loss to the Yankees, O's Jesse Orosco makes his 1,051th relief appearance to break Kent Tekulve's major league record. He's succeeded by Mike Tomlin, who takes the loss when he serves up a 9th inning home run to Shane Spencer. Baines has a pair of homers for the O's, while Tino Martinez has four hits for NY.
» September 17, 1999:
An incident that will help speed the firing of Orioles GM Wren occurs as the Orioles to travel. Cal Ripken is delayed in traffic and calls the team's traveling secretary to assure him that he'd be arriving at the airport within the next 10 minutes. At Wren's order, however, the plane takes off without Cal, who arrives at the gate a few minutes later and has to make his own travel arrangements. When Wren is fired after the season, part of the announcement reads: "In the opinion of management, there was no need for such an arbitrary and inflexible decision. In the meeting, Wren defiantly dismissed our concerns, characterized them as 'silly' and insisted he would invoke the same takeoff order no matter what the extenuating circumstances. The Orioles management cannot and will not abide having a GM operate in such an unreasonable, authoritarian manner and treat anyone this way, especially someone such as Cal who has done so much for the Orioles and for baseball." The O's defeat the Twins, 8–3, as Jesse Orosco preserves Mike Mussina's 15th win. For Orosco, it is major-league record 1,072 appearance. He had been tied with Dennis Eckersley.
» December 10, 1999: The Mets obtain P Jesse Orosco from the Orioles in exchange for P Chuck McElroy. The 43-year-old Orosco last played for the Mets in 1987.
» March 18, 2000: The Mets trade P Jesse Orosco to the Cardinals in exchange for IF/OF Joe McEwing.
» April 5, 2000: The Diamondbacks bite the Phillies, 11-3, with Mike Morgan picking up the save. Arizona is his 12th major league team, an ML record. (though Bobo Newsom switched teams more often). He also becomes the 25th player, and 9th pitcher, to appear in four decades. Earlier today, Jesse Orosco of the Cardinals became the 24th player, and 8th pitcher, to do so. (See also Elmer Valo, September 30, 1939)
» April 6, 2002: Highly touted Japanese pitcher Kazuhisa Ishii makes his ML debut and pitches five 1/3 scoreless innings, striking out 10, in LA's 9–2 win over the Rockies. Brian Jordan backs Ishii with a grand slam to give the loss to Jason Jennings. Relief pitcher Jesse Orosco of the Los Angeles Dodgers scores just the third run of his 4–decade major–league career. He last scored while playing for the Mets on July 22, 1986.