» December 15, 1960:
The biggest trade in history? The Phils lose more than two 1/2 inches when they acquire P Frank Sullivan from the Red Sox for 6' 9" Gene Conley. In the next two years, Conley will win 26 games for the Sox, the 3rd Boston team he will play for: Conley started with the Boston Braves in their last year before moving to Milwaukee, and played several seasons with the Celtics as Bill Russell's backup.
» October 1, 1972: Reds pitchers Don Gullett and Clay Carroll combine on a 2-hitter as the Reds beat the Dodgers, 1–0. The first hit is a single by Bill Russell off Gullett in the 8th.
» September 6, 1976:
Dodger C Steve Yeager is seriously injured when he is struck in the neck by the loose end of a bat. Yeager is in the on-deck circle when the end of teammate Bill Russell's bat comes off when he is hitting. The Dodgers beat the Padres, 4–1.
» October 7, 1978: The Dodgers win the NLCS 4–3 as Bill Russell's 10th-inning 2-out single scores Ron Cey. Dusty Baker collects four hits for Los Angeles. A walk to Cey and a routine liner that Garry Maddox muffs in CF sets up Russell's game-winner.
» July 20, 1979: At Los Angeles, Steve Garvey saves a defeat for the Dodgers by belting a 2-run homer in the 10th to tie, and another 2-run homer in the 11th by Bill Russell wins it, 6–5, over the Expos. Montreal takes the lead in the 11th when Rodney Scott drives in a run with his 5th straight hit. Dave Patterson wins his first ML game, while Manny Mota has a pinch single for the 139 pinch hit of his career.
» June 27, 1980: The Dodgers Jerry Reuss pitches an 8–0 no-hitter against the Giants at Candlestick Park. Reuss, who strikes out only two but doesn't walk a batter, is deprived of a perfect game when SS Bill Russell throws wildly to 1B on Jack Clark's easy grounder in the first inning.
» February 8, 1982: The Dodgers break up the longest-playing infield unit in ML history by trading veteran 2B Davey Lopes to the A's for minor-leaguer Lance Hudson. Lopes, 1B Steve Garvey, 3B Ron Cey, and SS Bill Russell had been the Dodgers' starting infield since 1974.
» July 30, 1984: At San Diego, Dave Dravecky allows one hit—a double to Bill Russell in the 7th—as the Padres rout the Dodgers, 12–0.
» October 24, 1986: Bill Russell, 38, announces his retirement. He was the last member of the Dodgers Garvey-Lopes-Russell-Cey infield and is 2nd on the club's all-time games-played list with 2,183.
» June 26, 1996: Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda undergoes an angioplasty after suffering a mild heart attack. Bill Russell is named Los Angeles' interim manager.
» July 29, 1996: Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda announces his retirement. Lasorda, who underwent an angioplasty earlier this year after suffering a heart attack, will become a team vice president. Bill Russell is named manager.
» June 8, 1997: Tom Lampkin, Royce Clayton and Delino DeShields homer as the visiting Cardinals whip Los Angeles, 9–3. For the second time in four days, a Dodger starting pitcher mixes it up with manager Bill Russell in the dugout. Starter Pedro Astacio, starts the discussion on the mound with Russell in the 4th inning and then, after the 3rd out, sprints to the dugout and slams his glove against the bench before resuming the argument. On Thursday night, Ismael Valdes argued with Russell after being lifted for a pinch-hitter.
» June 21, 1998:
The Dodgers fire general manager Fred Claire and manager Bill Russell. Former manager Tommy Lasorda is hired as GM on an interim basis. Glenn Hoffman, who managed the team's Triple–A Albuquerque farm club, takes over as interim manager.