IN THE NEWS: Cubs 2B Ken Hubbs, 22, dies when his private plane crashes near Provo, UT, while en route to Colton, CA. As a rookie in 1962, Hubbs had played in 78 consecutive games without making an error.
IN THE NEWS: Charlie Finley gives in to American League pressure and signs a 4-year lease with the municipal government to keep the A's in Kansas City. Finley wanted two years. His exasperated AL colleagues voted 9-1 that KC's offer was reasonable.
The San Francisco Giants sign P Masanori Murakami, 3B Tatsuhico Tanaka, and C Hiroshi Takahashi -- the first Japanese ever to play for American teams. All three are assigned to the Magic Valley Cowboys (Pioneer League).