3rd The Phillies trade Curt Flood to the Senators for 3 minor league players.
Bob Gibson wins the NL Cy Young Award by a 118-51 margin over Giant Gaylord Perry. Gibson posted a 23-7 record for the Cardinals.
6th The Twins Jim Perry wins the AL Cy Young Award in a close race. Perry, who won 24 games during the season, receives 55 points to edge out McNally (47), McDowell (45), and Cuellar (44).
11th Boog Powell, who batted .297 with 35 homers and 114 RBI for Baltimore, is named AL MVP by a 234-157 margin over the Twins Tony Oliva.
18th Johnny Bench wins the NL MVP Award with 326 points, 108 more than the Cubs Billy Williams. Bench had 45 homers, 148 RBI, and a .293 average for the Reds. His 355 total bases is a record for a catcher, one that will be tied by Mike Piazza in 1997.
21st TSN announces Gold Glove selections. White Sox SS Luis Aparicio wins the 9th and final honor of his career, while Mets OF Tommie Agee becomes the first non pitcher to win it in each league. Aparicio has now won a gold glove in the 50s, 60s, and 70s.
25th Yankee catcher Thurman Munson receives 23 of 24 votes in being named AL Rookie of the Year. Munson batted .302 in 132 games.
26th Hey, Mom, guess what! The Cubs acquire infielder Hal Breeden from the Braves for knuckler Hoyt Wilhelm. They then trade OF Willies Smith to the Reds for C Danny Breeden. The Breeden brothers will play 48 games together as Cubs next year, before both move on.
27th Carl Morton, who was 18-11 for the last-place Expos, receives the NL Rookie of the Year Award. Morton beats out Reds OF Bernie Carbo, 11 votes to 8. Both Rookies of the Year will be dead by 1983.
30th The White Sox trade OF Ken Berry to the Angels for OF Jay Johnstone in a 6-player deal. The White Sox also make a rare trade with the Cubs when they send OF Jose Ortiz and infielder Ossie Blanco to the North side for pitchers Pat Jacquez and Dave Lemonds.
The Orioles trade Moe Drabowsky again, sending him to the Cardinals for Jerry DeVanon.