» September 28, 1991: The 10th inning proves deadly for pitchers: Detroit's Lou Whitaker hits a 3-run double off Greg Olson to give the Tigers a 54 win over the Orioles; Dean Palmer cracks a 3-run homer off Dennis Eckersley to give Texas a 63 victory over the Athletics.
» October 4, 1992: Juan Gonzalez has three hits, including his American League-high 43rd homer, one better than Mark McGwire, to pace the Rangers to 95 win over California. Dean Palmer also homers, both coming off Bert Blyleven, to help Kevin Brown win his 21st.
» June 3, 1995:
Rangers 3B Dean Palmer, hitting .333 with nine home runs and 24 RBIs in his first 114 at-bat, ruptures the biceps tendon in his left arm while swinging at, and missing, a pitch from Minnesota's Kevin Tapani. Palmer will be sidelined until the final week of the season. Tapani goes on to shut out Texas, 4-0.
» 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, 267. 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 207: "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."
» April 21, 1996: Dean Palmer's grand slam and 2-run homer lead Texas (134) to a 96 win over the Orioles and a sweep of the 3-game series. The O's Brady Anderson lead off the game with a home run, the 4th straight game he's socked a lead-off home run, and believed to be a major league record.
» October 1, 1996:
The Rangers top the Yankees, 6-2, in the 1st game of their American League Division Series. Juan Gonzalez and Dean Palmer homer to back the pitching of John Burkett. David Cone takes the loss.
» October 2, 1996:
The Yankees defeat the Rangers, 5-4 in 12 innings, to even their series at one game apiece. The winning run scores from 2B on a throwing error by 3B Dean Palmer on a routine bunt.
» July 25, 1997: The Royals acquire 3B Dean Palmer, a free agent at the end of the season, from the Rangers in exchange for OF Tom Goodwin.
» August 12, 1997:
Dean Palmer homers and drives in four runs as the Kansas City Royals end the New York Yankees' three-game winning streak with a 6-4 victory. Palmer, who is 10-for-21 with runners in scoring position and has 16 RBIs in 18 games since coming over in a trade with Texas, singles home a run in the fourth, opens the 6th with his 17th homer, and hits a go-ahead, two-run double in the 7th. Mike Perez (2-0), the second of five Royals' pitchers, is the winner. Jeff Montgomery pitches the 9th for his eighth save, the 250th of his career. He retires 32 consecutive batters, one shy of the club record, before Bernie Williams singles with two outs in the ninth.
» November 11, 1998:
The Tigers sign free agent 3B Dean Palmer to a 5year contract.
» April 27, 2000:
Major league baseball announces what is believed to be a record 16 suspensions for a total of 82 games to members of the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers for their parts in two brawls in last Saturday's game between the teams. Managers Phil Garner and Jerry Manuel were suspended for eight games apiece, Detroit coach Juan Samuel for 15 games, and Tigers 3B Dean Palmer for eight games.
» July 4, 2000:
In the Tigers 110 blowout over Tampa Bay, Shane Halter takes over the catching duties in the 8th from Detroit's Brad Ausmus. Halter has now played every position in the majors: with the Royals, he pitched on July 17, 1998. Dave Mlicki is the winner with Dean Palmer powering a pair of home runs.