Baseball in the 1990s

Provide the team, player, etc. each clue references.
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Year
Clue
Answer
1990
Younger half of the first father-son duo to play as teammates.
Ken Griffey, Jr.
1990
TV network broadcasts its first baseball game.
ESPN
1990
Sets Major League record for saves in a season, broken in 2008.
Bobby Thigpen
1990
Starter-turned-reliever allows only 5 runs the entire season for 0.61 ERA.
Dennis Eckersley
1991
Hurls his record 7th no-hitter.
Nolan Ryan
1992
Wins the first of his 13 gold gloves, most of any catcher in history.
Ivan Rodriguez
1993
Expansion team joins the NL along with the Colorado Rockies.
Florida Marlins
1993
Sets the career save record. It stands for 13 years.
Lee Smith
1993
Hits a walk-off home run to win the world series.
Joe Carter
1993
Team wins their second consecutive world series.
Toronto Blue Jays
Year
Clue
Answer
1994
Event wiped out by a player strike.
World Series
1995
Breaks consecutive games played streak with 2131.
Cal Ripken, Jr.
1995
Wins the last of his 4 consecutive Cy Young Awards.
Greg Maddux
1996
Forced to retire due to an eye condition. He later made the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
Kirby Puckett
1996
TV Network televises its first baseball game.
Fox Sports
1996
Fan steals a home run for the Yankees in game 1 of the ALCS. (Name the fan.)
Jeffrey Maier
1998
Free agent signs the first $100 million contract. $105 million over 7 years with the Dodgers.
Kevin Brown
1998
Team moves to the NL after 29 years in the AL.
Milwaukee Brewers
1998
Sets the record for most home runs in a season with 70. The record fell 3 years later.
Mark McGwire
1998
Team wins its 6th Cy Young Award of the decade. (Tom Glavine wins the 1998 award.)
Atlanta Braves
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Level 84
Oct 13, 2012
Arrgh! Ran out of time. Totally would've gotten the Braves question at the end.
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Level 84
Oct 13, 2012
And the McGwire question.