13th The Cubs send P Warren Hacker, 3B Don Hoak and OF Pete Whisenant to the Reds for 36-year-old P Elmer Singleton, 18–8 with Seattle in 1956, and 3B Ray Jablonski.
In Japan, the touring Dodgers win the last game of their exhibition trip to finish with 14 wins, 4 losses, and a tie.
14th Mickey Mantle is named the AL’s MVP. Mantle gets 203 points in the voting, while Ted Williams is 2nd with 209, and Roy Sievers 3rd with 205.
The Pittsburgh Pirates say the franchise may have to move unless a new municipal stadium is built to replace Forbes Field.
19th The Cardinals trade OF Rip Repulski and SS Bobby Morgan to the Phillies for OF Del Ennis.
20th The ML Rules committee adopts a new requirement of 477 plate appearances instead of the 400 official times at bat.
21st Don Newcombe, who won the l949 Rookie of the Year Award, wins the NL MVP and the first-ever Cy Young Award. Newcombe gets 223 points for MVP, easily outdistancing Sal Maglie with 183 points. Newk gets 10 votes for the Cy Young Award, with Maglie picking up 4.
27th Charlie Peete, given a good shot at being the first black starter on the Cardinals, is killed in a plane crash in Caracas, Venezuela. Peete, who had appeared in 23 games for St. Louis in 1956, was returning from playing winter ball.
28th Kerby Farrell is named to manage the Cleveland Indians.