4th The Orioles Jim Palmer wins his 2nd Cy Young Award, after pacing the AL in wins (23), shutouts (10), and ERA (2.09).
10th The Royals release slugger Harmon Killebrew, ending a 22-year career marked by 573 HRs, good for 5th on the all-time list.
12th The Mets Tom Seaver wins his 3rd Cy Young Award. He led the NL with 22 wins, notched 243 strikeouts, and had a 2.38 ERA.
17th The Dodgers trade outfielders Jim Wynn and Tom Paciorek, and infielders Lee Lacy and Jerry Royster to the Braves for OF Dusty Baker and 1B Ed Goodson.
The Rangers trade 7-time 20-game winner Ferguson Jenkins to the Red Sox for OF Juan Beniquez, 2 pitchers, and cash.
19th By the most overwhelming margin ever, the Reds Joe Morgan is named NL MVP. Morgan batted .327, with 67 SBs, and a league-leading 132 walks.
20th The Giants fire manager Wes Westrum, coaxing Bill Rigney out of retirement to replace him.
22nd The Yankees trade P Pat Dobson to the Indians for OF Oscar Gamble. Gamble will have a fine year in New York before the Yankees reluctantly trade him in 1977.
24th Gene Mauch signs a 3-year contract to manage the Twins, replacing the fired Frank Quilici.
26th Fred Lynn becomes the first rookie to win MVP honors, taking the AL award. Lynn batted .331 with 21 HRs, 105 RBI, and league-leading figures in runs (103), doubles (47), and slugging (.566).
29th Two Orioles standouts, with a combined total of 24 Gold Glove Awards, are each honored for the last time. Brooks Robinson and Paul Blair are the two making swan songs on TSN fielding team, while outfielders Garry Maddox and Fred Lynn each win the award for the first time.