3rd Ray Dandridge, a legendary 3B from the Negro Leagues, is the only player elected to the Hall of Fame by the Special Veterans Committee.
6th Free agent Andre Dawson signs a one-year contract with the Cubs for the bargain-basement price of $650,000. Dawson, who had offered to sign a contract with the dollar amount left blank just so he could play on the natural grass at Wrigley Field and save his fragile knees, will hit 49 home runs and win the NL MVP Award this season.
26th The Phillies trade OF Gary Redus to the White Sox for pitcher Joe Cowley.
27th What were they thinking? In what will turn out to be an extremely lopsided trade, the Mets send C Ed Hearn and minor leaguers Rick Anderson and Mauro Gozzo to the Royals in exchange for young David Cone (no decisions with KC) and minor leaguer Chris Jelic. Cone will blossom into one of the NL’s better starters, posting a 20-3 record for the Mets in 1988.
30th The Kansas City Royals swap C Jim Sundberg to the Cubs for OF Thad Bosley and P Dave Gumpert.