IN THE NEWS: Philadelphia sends P John Buzhardt and IF Charlie Smith to the White Sox for 1B Roy Sievers. The Sievers trade is announced after the Joe Cunningham trade, by the Sox, who don't want to appear to need a first baseman.
The Braves trade slugger Frank Thomas to the Mets for a player named later. The player is Gus Bell and reported $125,000.
IN THE NEWS: The Giants acquire pitchers Don Larsen and Billy Pierce from the White Sox for pitchers Eddie Fisher, Dom Zanni, and Verle Tiefenthaler and 1B Bob Farley. The swap is a steal for the Giants, one of their best trades since moving to California. Pierce, another Chicago favorite, will win 16, while Larsen will win five and save 11 for the pennant winners.
Billy Williams of the Cubs is voted National League Rookie of the Year.