» June 3, 1993: Seattle selects SS Alex Rodriguez of Westminster Christian HS in Miami with the 1st pick in the amateur draft. Rodriguez hit .417 with 17 homers and 90 stolen bases. The Brewers get pitchers Jeff D'Amico and Kelly Wunsch with two 1st round picks. Both will prove injury prone, but they do take SS Mark Loretta on the 7th round. The Phils take Scott Rolen on the 2nd round; the Braves select Kevin Millwood (11th) and John Rocker (18th), while the Indians take Richie Sexson (24th).
» August 21, 1996: Phils ace Curt Schilling faces 28 batters in a 2-hit, 6–0 win over the Dodgers. Schilling strikes out 12. Rookie Scott Rolen hits his 1st two ML homers, both off Hideo Nomo.
» September 7, 1996:
In the Phils 4–2 win over the Cubs, Phils 3B Scott Rolen suffers a broken wrist when he is hit by a Steve Trachsel pitch in his 2nd at bat. Rolen has exactly 130 at bats, which means he is still technically a rookie next year.
» May 13, 1997:
St. Louis starter Andy Benes blanks the Phillies for seven innings but his bullpen blows it. Scott Rolen's two-run triple highlites a three-run eighth inning for Philadelphia as they beat the visiting Cardinals, 3–2. Philadelphia starter Garrett Stephenson allows just two hits—both solo homers—and strikes out 12 in seven innings of his first start. Stephenson fans the first five batters. Jerry Spradlin pitches the eighth for the win and Ricky Bottalico the 9th.
» November 4, 1997: The Phillies Scott Rolen is named National League Rookie of the Year. He barely qualified as a rookie, logging exactly 130 at bats in 1996 before breaking his wrist on September 7th when he was hit by a pitch. One more at bat would disqualified him for the award in 1997.
» August 20, 1998: The Phillies split a doubleheader with the Diamondbacks, winning the 1st game, 11–1, and losing the 2nd, 12–9. Philadelphia 3B Scott Rolen drives in nine runs in the twinbill.
» April 28, 1999:
The Phillies got three consecutive home runs from Scott Rolen, Rico Brogna and Ron Gant in the bottom of the 1st off Bret Tomko, the 1st time the Phillies have three consecutive home runs since July 26, 1987. But the Reds, down 7–1 after four innings, score four runs in the 9th to win, 12–8.
» August 23, 1999: The Padres defeat the Phillies, 7-6. Philadelphia 3B Scott Rolen strikes out five times in the game.
» April 7, 2000: 41,583 fans, including George W. Bush, are on hand for the opener at brand-new Enron Field. Enron president Kenneth Lay throws out the first ball. Led by Randy Wolf's seven strong innings, the Phillies top the Astros, 4–1. Octavio Dotel gives up two runs before leaving in the 7th with the loss. Scott Rolen and Ron Gant homer for the Phillies, while Richard Hidalgo goes deep for the Astors.
» July 29, 2002: The Phillies send soon–to–be free agent All–Star 3B Scott Rolen to the Cardinals in exchange for 3B Placido Polanco, and pitchers Bud Smith and Mike Timlin. Rolen will re–up with the Cards.
» August 23, 2002:
Bobby Abreu hits a solo homer in the 14th to give the Phillies a 5–4 win over the Cards in five hrs: 13 minutes. Scott Rolen is 4–for–5 in his 1st appearance against his old team.
» October 1, 2002:
The Cardinals pound Randy Johnson for six runs in six innings and go on to defeat Arizona, 12–2, in the opener of their division series. Jim Edmonds and Scott Rolen homer for St. Louis while Matt Morris gets the victory.