» June 3, 1991: LHP Brien Taylor of East Carteret HS in Beaufort, NC, is selected by the Yankees as the 1st pick in the major league draft. The Yanks will sign him for $1.55 million—three times the previous high. Arizona State OF Mike Kelly is taken 2nd by the Atlanta Braves. The Indians pick up Manny Ramirez in the 1st round; the Twins take Brad Radke (8th round), the Brewers pick Jeff Cirillo (11th), the Expos take Kirk Rueter (19th), while the Mariners pick Matt Mantei on the 25th. The Mets pick up Jason Isringhausen on the 44th round.
» October 22, 1994: Bob Hamelin, KC outfielder, easily outpaces Manny Ramirez to win the American League Rookie of the Year award. Hamelin hit .282 with 24 homers in 101 games, the most he'll play in his ML career.
» October 11, 1995:
Cleveland OF Manny Ramirez goes 4-for-4, including 2 HRs, to pace the Indians to a 5-2 win over the Mariners in Game 2 of the ALCS. HRs by Ken Griffey Jr. and Jay Buhner account for Seattle’s runs.
» October 25, 1995:
The Braves take a 3-games-to-1 lead in the Series with a 5-2 win behind Steve Avery. Albert Belle, Manny Ramirez, and Ryan Klesko all homer.
» April 23, 1996: Albert Belle and Manny Ramirez each hit 3-run homers and the Indians hold off the Orioles for an 9–8 win. The Indians win their 10th in 11 games, while the O's drop their 6th straight.
» May 17, 1996:
Manny Ramirez hits a grand slam, off Gil Heredia (1–3), as the Indians score six runs in the 7th inning to outslug the Rangers, 12–10. Cleveland's Eddie Murray and Texas SS Kevin Elster each have four hits: Elster has two homers and two doubles to drive in and score four runs. Murray's two RBI moves him into 10th place on the all-time list with 1,840.
» July 11, 1996:
In the Twins 11–7 loss to the Indians, Chuck Knoblauch completes his 10th multi-hit game in a row—the longest such streak in the ML since 1978. Manny Ramirez and Albert Belle drive in nine runs between them for the Tribe, and Jack McDowell picks up the win.
» August 20, 1996:
Rangers SS Kevin Elster drops a throw, ending Texas's errorless streak at an American League-record-tying 15 games. The Indians defeat the Rangers, 10-4, behind their powerful middle lineup: Manny Ramirez hits a grand slam, Albert Belle has a homer and two triples, and Jim Thome homers.
» June 21, 1997:
Manny Ramirez has six RBIs, four on a grand slam, to lead the host Indians to a 13–4 win over the Yankees and Andy Pettitte.
» August 4, 1997:
Manny Ramirez homers and drives in four runs, and Jim Thome hits his 30th homer as the Indians beat Detroit, 7–2. Charles Nagy improves to 12-4 lifetime against the Tigers, his most wins against any club. Thome is the first Cleveland lefthanded hitter to hit 30 homers in successive seasons since Hal Trosky in 1936-37. Scott Sanders (3-9), making his fourth start since being traded to Detroit from Seattle, was the loser. He has lost all three of his decisions in a Tigers uniform.
» October 9, 1997: Cleveland OF Marquis Grissom hits a 3-run homer in the 8th inning to give the Indians a 5-4 victory over Baltimore, evening their series at one game apiece. Manny Ramirez also homers for the Tribe while Cal Ripken connects for a 4-bagger for the O's.
» October 12, 1997: The Indians again score the winning run in their last at bat, coming back from a 4-2 deficit to defeat the Orioles, 8-7, for their 3rd straight win in the ALCS. Sandy Alomar drives home the winner with a single after hitting a 2-run homer earlier in the contest. He also scores from 2B on a wild pitch in the 5th. Brady Anderson, Harold Baines, Rafael Palmeiro hit homers off Jaret Wright in the 5th while Manny Ramirez goes deep for the Tribe. Jose Mesa blows his 2nd save in two days, but receives credit for the win.
» October 22, 1997: The Indians ride home runs by Manny Ramirez and Matt Williams to a 10-3 victory over Florida to even the Series at two games apiece. Williams and Sandy Alomar get three hits each to give Jaret Wright the win.
» April 17, 1998: At Boston, the Sox pinch run OF Damon Buford in the 9th, then hide him in the infield in the 10th against the Indians. He starts the 10th at 2B, then switches to 3B after Manny Ramirez singles. John Valentin goes to 2B. An out later they switch back, then switch again after another out. The Tribe fails to score and Boston wins in the 10th, 3–2.
» July 3, 1998: Manny Ramirez's two home runs are Cleveland's only hits against KC pitcher, Jose Rosado, but they're enough to give the Tribe a 2–1 win over the Royals.
» July 5, 1998:
Hot-hitting Manny Ramirez hits two more homers, one a grand slam, in the Indians 12–3 win over KC. Manny had two homers on July 3.
» August 31, 1998:
Richie Sexson hit a 2–run single in Cleveland's 10–run first inning, as the Tribe scalps Oakland, 15–6. Sexton hits his 4th homer in three days, and Manny Ramirez hits his 34th homer and knocks in five runs for starter Dave Burba. Joey Cora, acquired hours before the game from Seattle for David Bell, scores two runs and drives in 2.
» September 15, 1998:
OF Manny Ramirez hits home runs in his last three ABs to help the Indians to a 7–5 win over Toronto.
» September 16, 1998:
Cleveland defeats Minnesota by a score of 8–6. Indians' OF Manny Ramirez homers in his 1st at bat, giving him round–trippers in four consecutive ABs to tie a major league mark. After grounding out his 2nd time up, he will homer again in the 5th inning. Matt Williams, out of action for a month with a broken wrist, homers in his first at bat since August 7.
» September 17, 1998: Cleveland OF Manny Ramirez ties a major league record by hitting his 6th home run over a 3–game span. It's his 43rd on the year. The last American League player to do so was Gus Zernial in 1951. The Indians defeat the Minnesota Twins, 9–1.
» September 19, 1998:
Cleveland OF Manny Ramirez hits two home runs—his 44th and 45th—in the Tribe's 7–6 loss to Kansas City. In doing so, he ties a major league mark with eight home runs in five games.
» October 2, 1998:
Cleveland takes a 4–1 lead into the bottom of the 9th against Boston in Game three of their series. A 2–run home run by Nomar Garciaparra brings the Sox within 1, but that's how it ends, with the Indians winning, 4–3. Cleveland's runs come on solo home runs by Manny Ramirez (2), Jim Thome, and Kenny Lofton.
» October 6, 1998: The Yankees jump on Cleveland starter Jaret Wright for five runs in the 1st inning and hold on to defeat the Indians, 7–2, in the 1st game of the ALCS. Jorge Posada homers for NY, while Manny Ramirez connects for the Tribe.
» October 9, 1998: Cleveland takes a 6–1 victory over the Yankees on the strength of four home runs: two by Jim Thome, and one each by Manny Ramirez and Mark Whiten. Andy Pettitte gives up three of the homers in 5th inning.
» August 25, 1999: The Indians defeat the Athletics, 12-4. Manny Ramirez hits a double and three home runs for the Tribe.
» September 24, 1999:
The Indians swamp the Blue Jays, 18-4. OF Manny Ramirez drives home eight runs, on a single and two homers, for Cleveland.
» December 13, 2000:
The Red Sox sign free agent OF Manny Ramirez to an 8-year contract worth $160 million.
» May 9, 2001: Red Sox 2B Chris Stynes, who had three hits in yesterday's win, suffers two fractures in his left cheekbone when he is hit by an Aaron Sele pitch in the 2nd inning. He'll miss six weeks. Seattle breaks a 5–5 tie in the 8th on John Olerud's double to win, 10–5. David Bell has four RBI for the M's, while Trot Nixon homers and Manny Ramirez and Troy O'Leary go back-to-back in the 4th.
» May 12, 2001:
Pedro Martinez goes seven strong innings as the Red Sox beat Oakland, 9–3. Martinez allows two hits including a 3-run home run by Jason Giambi. Trot Nixon has four hits with a home run, and Manny Ramirez hits a 468 (sic) foot dinger over the Green Monster that ends up on the Mass Turnpike.
» May 20, 2001:
The Red Sox beat the Royals, 10-3, as Jason Varitek is 4-for-4 hitting three home runs and an RBI single and drives in seven runs. Varitek came into the game with two homers. Manny Ramirez and Carl Everett solo to back Frank Castillo's pitching.
» June 5, 2001: The Red Sox edge the Tigers, 4-3, in 18 innings on Shea Hillenbrand's home run over the Green Monster. Tim Wakefield, with a scoreless inning, is the winner. Sox DH Manny Ramirez is handed four intentional walks, tying the AL mark set by Roger Maris, on May 22, 1962. Maris did it in a 12 inning game. The major-league record is 5, by Andre Dawson, in a 16 inning game, on May 22, 1990.
» June 23, 2001: At Fenway, Manny Ramirez has two homers totaling 964 feet, but he also leaves the bases loaded twice and the Blue Jays come back on the Red Sox, 9–6. Manny's shots are 463 feet and 501 feet, the latter banging the net around the coke bottle in left. It's measured at 501 feet, a suspicious one foot short of Ted Williams' 502-foot homer for the Fenway record.
» July 2, 2001: At the SkyDome, Manny Ramirez belts a 3-run homer in the 1st and the Red Sox roll to a 16-4 clipping of the Blue Jays. Manny's blast travels 491 feet, the longest homer in Dome history; it is his 7th of the year against the Jays, the most an opponent has hit in a season; and his 5th at the Dome, which also ties an opponents record. Chris Stynes has three hits, three runs, and three errors in the hitfest. Hideo Nomo is the winner.
» August 26, 2001:
The Diamondbacks score in the 10th inning to defeat the Phillies, 4–3. Philadelphia rookie SS Jimmy Rollins is caught stealing in the 3rd inning, the first time in his career after a streak of 35 consecutive steals. Luis Gonzalez receives the ultimate compliment when the Phils give him an intentional walk with the bases empty. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Gonzalez joins Manny Ramirez Jason Giambi, Mike Piazza, and Jim Thome as the only players to receive an intentional pass with the bases empty this season. Ramirez is the only one of the group to have been walked intentionally twice this year with no ducks on the pond.
» July 16, 2002: The Red Sox defeat the Tigers, 9–4, as OF Manny Ramirez gets a career–high five hits, including a 2B and home run. Detroit 2B Damion Easley ties a major league record by being hit by pitches three times.
» August 24, 2002: The Angels defeat the Red Sox, 2–0. Manny Ramirez's streak of reaching base in 14 straight plate appearances is stopped two short of the ML mark.
» August 26, 2002: The Red Sox score a 10–9, 10–inning victory over the Angels as Manny Ramirez gets five hits, including a pair of home runs.
» September 1, 2002: Boston trims the Indians, 7–1, behind the strong pitching of Tim Wakefield, who doesn't allow a hit before Matt Lawton's home run in the 5th. Manny Ramirez and Brian Daubach hit back–to–back HRs, and Johnny Damon scores three runs. Jim Thome reached 100 walks for the 4th consecutive year and the 6th time in his career. Thome is the only player in Indians history to ever have consecutive 100 walks seasons.
» September 22, 2002:
Mike Sweeney of the Kansas City Royals and Manny Ramirez of the Boston Red Sox are locked in a tight race for the American League batting title. After play today, Sweeney has a lead of less than .001 over Ramirez, .346578 to .346062. But, by Thursday, Ramirez will move ahead by .003099 after going 4–for–11 to raise his average to .3465116 while Sweeney will go 2–for–10 to put his mark at .343413.