» June 4, 1970: In the June draft, the Padres select high school catcher Mike Ivie as the number-one pick and sign him in three days to a $100,000 contract. He'll play in the ML 11 years but catch only nine games in the bigs because of a phobia about throwing the ball back to the pitcher. Choosing next, the Indians take Stanford P Steve Dunning, who will debut in 10 days. Catchers Barry Foote (Expos) and Darrell Porter (Brewers) go next. The Pirates wait till the 14th round to take Dave Parker. Rich Gossage goes in the 9th round to the White Sox; Rick Reuschel to the Cubs (3); pitcher Dale Murphy to the Braves (18th). The Giants took Randy Moffitt and Chris Speier on the first round in January and repeat the good first round picks today with John D'Acquisto and Dave Kingman. The Reds take prep SS Gary Polczynski in the first round, but have better luck in the 8th (Will McEnaney), the 10th (Ray Knight) and the 19th (Pat Zachry). The Phillies, Royals, Dodgers, and Angels pick 5th, 8th, 9th and 10th on the first round and also come up with duds. Future seventeen-year major leaguer Frank White goes undrafted today.
» September 7, 1971: Kansas City's Amos Otis collects four hits and five SBs in a 4–3 win over Milwaukee. Darrell Porter's wild throw on a steal allows Otis to score the winning run.
» June 17, 1973: Darrell Porter and Joe Lahoud each contribute grand slams to Milwaukee's 15–5 rout of Chicago. Lahoud has six RBI in the win. It is Milwaukee's 9th straight victory, all on the road. The Brewers, first in the East, will extend their win streak to 10 before sliding down to 5th place.
» June 8, 1975:
The Brewers catcher Darrell Porter drives in all four runs as Milwaukee tops the Angels, 4–3. Jim Colborn wins his first of the year.
» May 14, 1977: Jim Colborn hurls a no-hit game as Kansas City beats Texas, 6–0. It is the first no-hitter at Royals Stadium by a KC hurler. Darrell Porter, who came to the Royals in the trade with Colborn, has a double and triple to back his batterymate. Tom Poquette has a pair of hits and a pair of sparkling catches.
» May 4, 1980: Royals catcher Darrell Porter, returning to the starting lineup after spending six weeks in alcohol and drug rehabilitation, drives in three runs in Kansas City's 5–3 win over Boston.
» October 10, 1982: St. Louis wins its first National League pennant since 1968 by defeating the Braves 6–2 to complete a 3-game sweep of the NLCS. Catcher Darrell Porter, who hit .556, is named series MVP.
» October 26, 1985: Aided by a blown call, a bungled pop-up, and a passed ball, Kansas City scores two runs in the bottom of the 9th to beat St. Louis 2–1 and even the World Series at three games apiece. The Cardinals are three outs away from the World Championship when Jorge Orta reaches base on a disputed infield single. The next batter, Steve Balboni, lofts a foul pop that Clark loses track of and lets fall untouched, then singles. After Darrell Porter's passed ball puts runners on 2B and 3B and Hal McRae is intentionally walked to load the bases, pinch hitter Dane Iorg singles home two runs to end the game.
» January 28, 1986: Free-agent C Darrell Porter signs a one-year contract with Texas.
» September 1, 1986:
After winning 7–3 in game 1, Texas Rangers pinch hitters Oddibe McDowell and Darrell Porter blast 9th inning back-to-back homers off Boston's Steve Crawford in game 2, but Boston wins 8–6. Nine homers are hit in the twinbill.