|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» December 8, 1978: The Rangers trade 3B-SS Toby Harrah to the Indians for 3B Buddy Bell.
» November 27, 1984: The 1984 American League Gold Glove team is announced, and it is made up of the same nine players as the 1983 team: catcher Lance Parrish, 1B Eddie Murray, 2B Lou Whitaker, 3B Buddy Bell, SS Alan Trammell, outfielders Dwight Evans, Dave Winfield, and Dwayne Murphy, and pitcher Ron Guidry.
» May 3, 1995: David Bell makes his ML debut at 3B in the Indians 14–7 win over the Tigers. His appearance makes the Bells -- with his father Buddy Bell and his grandfather Gus Bell -- the second three-generation family in ML history (the Boones are the first). Gus Bell will pass away in four days.
» May 25, 1998: Cleveland 2B David Bell becomes the 3rd player in major league history to play against a team managed by his father. Bell's 2–run double brings home the go–ahead run in the Indians 7–4 win over Buddy Bell's Detroit Tigers. Bump Wills and Moises Alou are the only other players to appear in games against their fathers.
» October 20, 1999: The Rockies hire Buddy Bell as their new manager.
» July 20, 2000: The Astros defeat the Reds, 6-2. Cincinnati pinch-hitter Mike Bell strikes out in his major league debut, making history be becoming part of the first third-generation family to play for the same major league team. His grandfather, Gus Bell, and father, Buddy Bell, also played for the Reds.