3rd Atlanta OF Ron Gant breaks his right leg in a motorbike accident a week after signing the largest single-season contract in history.
7th Basketball superstar Michael Jordan signs a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox. He is invited to spring training with the team as a non-roster player.
The Tigers sign free agent P Tim Belcher.
9th The Ted Williams Retrospective Museum and Library opens in Hernando, Florida.
The Phillies trade P Terry Mulholland and a player to be named to the Yankees in exchange for P Bobby Munoz, second baseman Kevin Jordan, and minor league P Ryan Karp.
11th Milwaukee’s Robin Yount retires after 21 years with the Brewers.
The owners greatly reduce the commissioner’s power to act in “the best interests of baseball.”
15th Ila Borders becomes the first woman to pitch in a college game. Appearing for Southern California College of Cosa Mesa, she 5-hits Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 12-1.
20th Toronto pitchers Dave Stewart and Todd Stottlemyre are arrested following a scuffle with police outside a Tampa nightclub. Both are charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.
25th The veterans committee elects Phil Rizzuto and Leo Durocher to baseball’s Hall of Fame.