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Atlanta Braves Baltimore Orioles Boston Red Sox California Angels Chicago White Sox Chicago Cubs Cincinnati Reds Cleveland Indians Detroit Tigers Houston Astros Kansas City Royals Los Angeles Dodgers Milwaukee Brewers Minnesota Twins Montreal Expos New York Yankees New York Mets Oakland Athletics Philadelphia Phillies Pittsburgh Pirates San Diego Padres Seattle Mariners San Francisco Giants St. Louis Cardinals Texas Rangers Toronto Blue Jays Dodgers pitcher IN THE NEWS: Steve Howe wins the National League Rookie of the Year Award, edging the Expos Bill Gullickson and the Phillies Lonnie Smith. Howe was 7-9 with a 2.65 ERA and 17 saves.
IN THE NEWS: Don Sutton, 35, the winningest pitcher in Los Angeles Dodgers' history, signs a 4-year contract with the Houston Astros. Sutton was 13-5 in 1980 with a league-leading 2.21 ERA.
Indians outfielder "Super
Joe" Charboneau, who hit .289 with 23 home run and 87 RBI, is named American League Rookie of the Year.
The Cardinals and Padres complete the first major trade at the annual winter meetings in Dallas, TX. Reliever IN THE NEWS: Rollie Fingers, who won 11 games and saved 23 for San Diego in 1980, and 24-year-old catcher Terry Kennedy, who hit .254 for St. Louis, are the keys in the 11-player swap.
Giants manager IN THE NEWS: Dave Bristol is fired.
The Cubs trade reliever
Bruce Sutter, the 1979 National League Cy Young Award winner, to the Cardinals for 3B Ken Reitz, OF-1B Leon Durham, and a player to be named.
The Pirates trade P
Bert Blyleven and C Manny Sanguillen to the Indians for P Bob Owchinko, P Victor Cruz, C Gary Alexander, and minor league P Rafael Vasquez.
The Red Sox trade SS IN THE NEWS: Rick Burleson and 3B Butch Hobson to the Angels for 3B Carney Lansford, CF Rick Miller, and P Mark Clear.
The Cardinals make their 3rd major trade, sending the recently acquired IN THE NEWS: Rollie Fingers, C Ted Simmons, and P Pete Vuckovich to the Brewers in exchange for P Lary Sorensen, OF Sixto Lezcano, and minor leaguers OF David Green and P Dave LaPoint. Fingers and Vuckovich will win the American League Cy Young Award for the Brewers in 1981 and 1982, respectively.
The Cubs send IN THE NEWS: Mike Vail to the Reds in exchange for Hector Cruz.
Outfielder IN THE NEWS: Dave Winfield becomes the highest-paid player in baseball when he signs a 10-year, $15 million contract with the New York Yankees.
IN THE NEWS: Ferguson Jenkins is convicted on cocaine possession charges in a Canadian court, but has the verdict immediately erased by Judge Gerald Young because of his years of "exemplary" conduct.
The Orioles sign free agent OF IN THE NEWS: Jim Dwyer.