IN THE NEWS: Thirty-eight-year-old DH Dave Parker, who had 22 home runs and 97 RBI for the World Champion A's, signs with the Brewers as a free agent. As compensation, Oakland receives Milwaukee's first round draft pick, using it to take Todd Van Poppel, as well as a compensation pick, selecting another pitcher Kirk Dressendorffer.
IN THE NEWS: Billy Martin, former infielder and 5-time manager of the Yankees, dies in a car accident in Johnson City, New York at the age of 61. Martin will be buried in Gates of Heaven cemetery in Valhalla, New York in a plot near Babe Ruth's. George Steinbrenner, who fired Martin four times (he resigned the 5th time) purchases the plot.