» March 31, 1964: The Senators send young prospect Lou Piniella to the Orioles for Buster Narum and cash. Piniella will play briefly for the O's before going to minors until the resurfacing with the Indians in 1968. The Seattle Pilots will draft him in 1969 and trade him to Kansas City where Sweet Lou, with his 5th team, finally wins Rookie of the Year honors.
» October 15, 1968: Roger Nelson is the initial choice of the Royals in the American League expansion draft. Don Mincher is the Pilots' first choice. Other Seattle selections include Tommy Harper, Tommy Davis, Gary Bell, and Lou Piniella. Kansas City chooses Wally Bunker, Moe Drabowsky, Hoyt Wilhelm, and Joe Foy.
» April 1, 1969: The Seattle Pilots trade minor league OF Lou Piniella to the Royals for OF Steve Whitaker and P John Gelnar.
» November 25, 1969: Kansas City OF Lou Piniella is voted American League Rookie of the Year.
» April 13, 1971: A 2-run single by Lou Piniella in the 7th allows the Royals to beat the Twins 5–3 in a game that features a record seven HBP. This ties the mark set by the Tigers and Senators on August 24, 1914. The plunkers include Tom Burgmeir (2), York (1) and Abernathy (1) for KC, and Williams (1) and Perranoski (2) for the Twins.
» December 7, 1973: A controversial trade for Kansas City: they get veteran P Lindy McDaniel from the Yankees for OF Lou Piniella and P Ken Wright.
» May 20, 1976: At New York, Carl Yastrzemski clubs two homers, giving him five in two games, to tie a ML mark. Boston wins, 8–2. Boston P Bill Lee injures his arm in a fight with Yankee players, ending up on the bottom of a pile of players. Lee never really recovers from the injury. The fight starts when Lou Piniella, running on Dwight Evans, is gunned down at the plate and barrels into Fisk. Both come up swinging and both benches clear. Lee initially blames Graig Nettles for his injury but, after viewing tapes, apologizes to the Yankee 3B. Lee then blames Billy Martin for espousing a fighting style that brought the brawl on.
» July 4, 1977:
New York stays a game ahead of the Red Sox by edging Cleveland, 7–5. The Yankees get home runs from Chris Chambliss, Roy White, Lou Piniella, and Graig Nettles.
» September 8, 1978: New York continues its rampage of Boston by scoring two runs in the 1st inning and six more in the 2nd inning. Boston makes seven errors to ease the Yankees to a 13–2 romp. Reggie Jackson hits a 3-run homer and Lou Piniella adds a double, triple and homer to back Jim Beattie's pitching. Dwight Evans and Carlton Fisk both make a pair of errors. New York is now two games in back.
» October 14, 1978: Lou Piniella's 10th-inning single scores Roy White with the winning run as New York evens the Series with a 4–3 win.
» October 8, 1981:
Dave Righetti and Davis and Gossage in relief are too much for the Brewers as they are shut out 3–0. All the Yankee scoring comes on home runs by Reggie Jackson and Lou Piniella.
» October 27, 1985:
Billy Martin is fired by the Yankees for an unprecedented 4th time and is replaced by former Yankees OF Lou Piniella, who had been the team's hitting instructor since retiring as a player in 1984.
» July 9, 1986:
The Padres trade P Tim Stoddard to the Yankees for P Ed Whitson, who had become the target of such fan abuse in New York that manager Lou Piniella would no longer pitch him in Yankee Stadium.
» October 19, 1987: Billy Martin is named manager of the Yankees for a bizarre 5th time, replacing Lou Piniella, who replaced Martin, and who is "promoted" to general manager. Piniella led the Yankees to an 89-73 record in 1987, 4th in the American League East.
» June 23, 1988: George Steinbrenner fires Billy Martin for the 5th time, replacing him with Lou Piniella. In 1985, Piniella was fired and replaced by Martin. In 1985, Martin was fired and replaced by Piniella. New York's 40-28 record is the 4th best in the big leagues, but the Yankees had just completed a 2-7 road trip.
» October 7, 1988: Lou Piniella is fired as manager of the Yankees for the 2nd time, and Jim Fregosi is fired as manager of the White Sox. Dallas Green replaces Piniella, while Yankee coach Jeff Torborg will eventually replace Fregosi on November 3rd.
» November 3, 1989: Lou Piniella is named manager of the Reds, replacing the banned Pete Rose, and John McNamara will manage the Indians.
» August 2, 1991:
Following the Reds' 7–3 loss to the Giants, Cincinnati manager Lou Piniella accuses umpire Gary Darling of being biased against the Reds. The eruption occurs when Darling overrules Dutch Rennert, who had called Bill Doran's ball a home run. The Major League Umpires Association will file a $5 million defamation suit against Piniella on the 4th.
» October 6, 1992:
The Reds accept the resignation of manager Lou Piniella. He will be replaced by Tony Perez on October 30th.
» November 9, 1992: Lou Piniella is named manager of the Seattle Mariners.
» September 27, 1997: The Mariners hand Randy Johnson his 20th win when the Big Unit pitches the 5th and 6th innings in relief of Omar Olivares and Seattle beats Oakland, 9–3. Johnson is the first 20-game winner in M's history, The Mariners stake Olivares to a 7–2 lead, but Lou Piniella lifts the starter after four innings. Johnson was sidelined from August 20th to September 13th with a finger injury.
» April 23, 1998: Brewers' OF Marquis Grissom hits his 103rd career homer in Milwaukee's 2–1 win over the Dodgers. He surpasses Lou Piniella's old record for most homers without a multiple–HR game. Grissom eventually reaches 109 career home run before hitting a pair on September 26.
» November 14, 2001: Seattle's Lou Piniella is named the AL Manager of the Year. Philadelphia's Larry Bowa takes honors in the NL.
» June 14, 2002:
In San Diego, the Seattle Mariners release veteran outfielder Eugene Kingsale, and the Padres immediately grab him. No one informs the Mariner players or coaches that Kingsale had changed teams. After the Mariners take the field for warm–ups, several players run back to the clubhouse to tell the coaching staff that Kingsale had jumped ship and is wearing a Padres uniform. Mariner manager Lou Piniella is as surprised as the rest. Kingsale flies out as a pinch hitter in the 5th for Brett Tomko as the Mariners win, 6–3.
» October 28, 2002:
Lou Piniella is named manager of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The Mariners send SS Antonio Perez to Tampa Bay for OF Randy Winn as part of the compensation package.