IN THE NEWS: The Dodgers send P Russ Meyer to the Cubs for P Don Elston and cash. Meyer has the best record in history against the Cubs, at one point going 22-1 against them.
The Phils purchase veteran Frankie Baumholtz from the Cubs. Frankie will play in 76 games next year without an extra base hit, a National League record that will be topped. Red Sox Mike McNally, in 1916, played in 87 games without an long hit, a record Luis Gomez will break in 1989 (as noted by Lee Sinins).