» The Athletics name coach Ken Macha as their new manager, replacing Art Howe.
The Indians name Eric Wedge as their new manager. At 35, he is the youngest manager in the ML.
The Brewers name Ned Yost as their new manager.
» The Expos trade pitchers Jeff Fassero and Alex Pacheco to the Mariners in exchange for C Chris Widger, and Ps Matt Wagner and Trey Moore.
» Dallas Green resigns as president and general manager of the Cubs, citing "philosophical differences" with the Tribune Company, which owns the club.
» Padres pitcher LaMarr Hoyt is arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border for possession of illegal drugs, the 3rd time he has been arrested on drug charges. He will be sentenced to 45 days in jail on December 16th.
» Cardinals pitcher Joaquin Andujar is suspended for the first 10 games of the 1986 season as a result of his game seven tantrum during which he twice bumped home plate umpire Don Denkinger.
» Bill Giles, the Phillies vice president for the past 11 years, heads a group of investors which purchases the club for just over $30 million, the highest price paid to date for a ML club. Giles is the son of longtime National League president Warren C. Giles.
» Boston's Fred Lynn is the overwhelming choice as AL Rookie of the Year.
» Tom Seaver is voted the National League Cy Young Award.
The Phillies again sign Jim Bunning, who was released by the Dodgers. The veteran will win 10 games for the Phillies in 1970.
» Branch Rickey rejoins the Cardinals as a senior consultant for player development.
The Yankees sell Bob Turley (82-52 in eight years with NY) to the LA Angels.
The Nankai Hawks of the Pacific League win the
Japanese WS by sweeping the Yomiuri Giants 4-0.
Early Wynn of the White Sox wins the Cy Young
Award, getting 13 of the 16 votes.
The Dodgers sign former manager Charley Dressen as
Arguably their best trade ever, the White Sox send
C Joe Tipton, who hit .204 in his one season in Chicago,
to the Athletics for young Nellie Fox.
Happy Chandler, who had continued to serve in the
U.S. Senate after becoming commissioner, resigns his
political office. He will presently move the
commissioner's quarters to Cincinnati.
Lefty Grove, the A's P who won 31 games, is named
the AL's MVP. He led the league in strikeouts for
the 7th straight season and topped all pitchers in
winning percentage, ERA, and complete games.
The Giants send OF Lefty O'Doul and cash to the
Phils for OF Freddy Leach.
The Yankees sign Red Sox manager Ed Barrow as business
manager, completing the front office team that
will build the game's most successful record. Hugh
Duffy replaces Barrow in Boston.