» December 2, 1970: In a 6-player swap with the Pirates, the Royals acquire SS Fred Patek. The Pirates pick up P Bob Johnson in the deal, but the righty will go just 17–16 in three years.
» July 9, 1971:
In the Royals, 6–3 win over the Twins, Freddie Patek hits for the cycle.
» October 13, 1976:
The Royals even the Series again with a 7-4
win, despite 2 Graig Nettles HRs. Freddie Patek is
the big hitter with 3 RBI.
» October 4, 1978:
Kansas City notches 16 hits off three Yankee pitchers to even the American League series with a 10–4 win. Freddie Patek's surprise homer in the 6th with a man on seals the victory.
» June 20, 1980:
5 foot four inch Fred Patek, one of the smallest players of his era, hits three home runs and a double in California's 20–2 rout of the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Patek will end the year with five homers.
» June 28, 1991: Reds SS Barry Larkin hits three consecutive home runs in an 8-5 win over the Astros, giving him a major league record-tying five over a 2-game span. Ernie Banks and Fred Patek are the only other SS to homer three times in a game.
» July 11, 1992: Atlanta 2B Jeff Blauser hits three home runs in a 7–4 win over the Cubs. Blauser had hit only 39 round-trippers in the previous six seasons. He becomes only the 4th SS ever to hit three homers in a game, joining Ernie Banks, Barry Larkin, and Fred Patek.