1990 January

9th  Jim Palmer, a 3-time AL Cy Young Award winner, and Joe Morgan, a 2-time NL MVP, are elected to the Hall of Fame in their first years of eligibility.

15th  Former Blue Jay Cecil Fielder signs with Detroit as a free agent after spending last season with Japan’s Hanshin Tigers, where he hit 38 homers.

26th  Boston hires Elaine Weddington as assistant GM, making her the highest-ranking black female in the major leagues.