4th The Cards acquire P Roger Craig from the Mets for OF George Altman and P Bill Wakefield. Craig was the NL’s top loser the past 2 seasons with the lowly Mets, dropping 24 and 22 games.
7th C Elston Howard becomes the first black ever voted AL MVP. New York’s Howard tops Detroit’s Al Kaline 248 to 148.
18th Detroit sends OF Rocky Colavito, P Bob Anderson, and a reported $50,000 to Kansas City for 2B Jerry Lumpe and pitchers Dave Wickersham and Ed Rakow.
19th Coach Hank Bauer is named to replace Billy Hitchcock (86-76) as manager of the Orioles.
26th Cincinnati 2B Pete Rose is a landslide winner of NL Rookie of the Year honors, taking 17 of 20 votes.
27th Chicago P Gary Peters edges teammate 3B Pete Ward and Minnesota OF Jimmie Hall for AL rookie honors.
The A’s acquire 1B Jim Gentile and $25,000 from the Orioles for 1B Norm Siebern.