- Just last year, future Hall of Famer Ron Santo died.
- The White Sox sign free agent OF-1B Adam Dunn from Washington to a four-year deal. Oopsies!
- Jim Thome signs with the Phillies for the first time. Let's hope his second time with the team works out a little better, although that doesn't see too likely.
- The New York Mets sign free agent outfielder Bobby Bonilla to a five-year, $29 million contract. Oopsies!
- Fernando Valenzuela is the 3rd straight Dodger to win the NL Rookie of the Year award. Steve Sax would make it 4 in 1982, joining Steve Howe and Rick Sutcliffe.
- Danny Murtaugh dies a few months after retiring as Pirates manager.
- A heck of a huge trade day. Major league teams engineer eight trades, involving a total of 30 players. In the biggest trades, P Doyle Alexander is sent by the Dodgers along with P Bob O'Brien, C Sergio Robles, and OF Royle Stillman to the Orioles, for OF Frank Robinson and P Pete Richert. After acquiring Robinson, the Dodgers send 1B Dick Allen to the White Sox for P Tommy John and IF Steve Huntz. The White Sox also send IF Rich McKinney to the Yankees in exchange for P Stan Bahnsen as the Yankees get IF Bernie Allen from the Rangers in a deal for two pitching prospects. Finally, 1B John Mayberry is sent by the Astros to the Royals in a four-player transaction.
- The MLB Rules Committee bans oversized catcher's mitts, effective in 1965. I don't understand why more rules are done like this, i.e. decided upon more than a year in advance. We could get rid of the DH if it was agreed to do it 5 years from now.