1979 January

5th  The Twins re-sign reentry free agent P Mike Marshall.

9th  In the January draft -secondary phase, the Phils take Mark Davis with the top pick while the Blue Jays pick Nattie George, who will go unsigned. The Reds don’t sign the 3rd pick, P Bill Bordley.

17th  Danny O’Brien signs a contract as president and chief executive officer of the Mariners, 9 days after resigning as the Rangers GM.

23rd  Willie Mays receives 409 of 432 votes in the BBWAA election to earn enshrinement in the Hall of Fame.