» December 11, 1975: In two separate deals, the Yankees acquire pitchers Dock Ellis and Ken Brett, and 2B Willie Randolph from the Pirates for P Doc Medich; OF Mickey Rivers and P Ed Figueroa from the Angels for OF Bobby Bonds. Randolph will hold down 2B for a decade while Rivers will provide fine CF. Medich will go 8–11 before being traded.
» April 7, 1977:
Before 43,785 in the Opener at Yankee Stadium, Catfish Hunter holds the Brewers to five hits, three by Von Joshua, as the Yankees win 3–0. Von's last hit strikes Catfish in the instep and he leaves after seven innings of work. Sparky Lyle pitches the last two innings. Jim Wynn has two hits for New York, including a homer in his first Yankee at-bat. Reggie Jackson, in his first start as a Yankee, also has two hits and two runs, one on a suicide squeeze by Willie Randolph.
» June 10, 1977:
Ron Guidry, with relief help, stops the Twins, to give New York a 4–1 win. Willie Randolph's two-run double is the key blow.
» June 24, 1977: Before 54,940 at Yankee Stadium, Roy White launches a dramatic 2-out 2-run home run in the bottom of the 9th to give the Yanks a 5–5 tie with the Red Sox, and New York scores in the next inning on Reggie Jackson bases-loaded single to win, 6–5. White's key hit comes after Bill Campbell retires the first two Yankees in the 9th and then Willie Randolph triples to bring up Murcer. Sparky Lyle picks up the win, handing Boston their 1st loss in eight games. With homers from Yaz, Hobson and George Scott, the Sox set a major-league record of 33 homers in 10 games.
» July 12, 1977: Willie Randolph hits the game-winning homer and Don Gullett pitches the Yankees to a 5–2 win over the Brewers. The win stops the Yanks loss streak at three games.
» October 11, 1977: The Yankees win the opening game of the World Series 4–3 in 12 innings as Willie Randolph doubles and scores the winning run on a single by Paul Blair.
» May 6, 1978:
In a 9–5 loss to Texas, Yankee 2B Willie Randolph pulls the hidden ball trick on Texas Bump Wills in the first inning. In 1980, Randolph will have it pulled on him (as noted by Bill Deane) and he joins Orlando Cepeda as the only two players known to pull off and have pulled on them the HBT.
» September 7, 1978: The Yankees, four games behind the Red Sox in the American League East, arrive in Boston for a crucial 4-game series. The Yanks begin the "Boston Massacre" with a 15–3 route as Willie Randolph drives in five of the runs. The Yanks collect 21 hits off four Sox pitchers, including three hits apiece by Randolph, Thurman Munson and White. Mike Torrez, with one inning of work, takes the loss. Ken Clay, in relief of Catfish Hunter, is the winner.
» September 16, 1978: With 55,091 looking on, the Yankees snap a 2–2 tie with a 9th inning triple by Willie Randolph and a sacrifice fly by Thurman Munson to beat the Red Sox, 3–2. New York now leads by three 1/2 games. The Yanks first score on a Reggie Jackson 2-run blast in the 5th. Both starters, Catfish Hunter and Mike Torrez, go the distance.
» October 9, 1980: KC wins again, but this time they have to tag out Yankee Willie Randolph at the plate to end the game 3–2.
» April 9, 1981:
Before 55,123 at Yankee Stadium, the Yankees gun down the Rangers, 10–3. Bucky Dent and Bobby Murcer hit homers, with Willie Randolph following Murcer's blow with a triple. Dave Winfield, in his New York debut, has two hits and two walks, and Tommy John scatters seven hits in eight innings to win over Jon Matlack.
» April 28, 1985:
In Billy Martin's first game as New York manager, Larry Parrish belts three home runs to power the Rangers to a 7–5 win over the Yankees. It is Parrish's 4th career 3-HR game but his first in the American League, making him only the 5th player to accomplish the feat in each league. The Yanks lose a homer in the 4th when, with two men on, Bobby Meacham hits a Frank Tanana ball that just reaches the stands. Running hard, Meacham collides with teammate Willie Randolph who was returning to 1B to tag up. Meacham is given a two-run single.
» April 5, 1988: Before 55,802 at Yankee Stadium, the Yankees score six runs off Frank Viola in five innings to top the Twins, 8–0. Rick Rhoden allows three hits in nine innings for the win. Roberto Kelly and Willie Randolph each have three hits, while Mike Pagliarulo and Rickey Henderson belt homers.
» December 10, 1988: Free-agent Willie Randolph signs with the Dodgers. He will replace Steve Sax in the lineup, who earlier this month signed with Randolph's former club, the Yankees.
» May 13, 1990: The Dodgers trade veteran 2B Willie Randolph to the A's for OF Stan Javier.
» May 1, 1991:
The Brewers defeat the White Sox in a 6-hour, 5-minute, 19-inning contest, the longest in the American League since the same two clubs played 25 innings on May 8, 1984. Oddly enough, Willie Randolph, who drove home the winning run in the 19th, had been the last out in Nolan Ryan's 6th no-hitter.