8th Ten free agents (Tim Raines, Lance Parrish, Bob Horner, Andre Dawson, Rich Gedman, Ron Guidry, Bob Boone, Doyle Alexander, Toby Harrah, and Gary Roenicke) fail to meet a midnight deadline and thus will not be allowed to re-sign with their former clubs until May 1st if they are not offered contracts by new teams. The general lack of interest in the players will become the focus of the Players’ Association’s first anti-collusion suit against the owners.
14th Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA.
21st Free agent Vida Blue signs with the Oakland A’s.
Free agent Gary Roenicke, who spent last season with the Yankees after 8 years with the Orioles, signs with the Atlanta Braves.
29th Red Sox Wade Boggs avoids going to salary arbitration for the 3rd consecutive year by signing a 3-year contract worth over $5 million.
30th The Cubs trade veteran 3B Ron Cey to the A’s for IF Luis Quinones.