2nd The Expos finally sign their top draft pick, Pete Incaviglia, and then trade him to the Rangers for infielder Jim Anderson and a minor league pitcher. Incaviglia, who refused every chance to sign with Montreal, who wanted him to play in the minors, will blast a team-record 7 homers in spring training.
7th The Pirates hire Syd Thrift as General Manager.
14th The Brewers release 39-year-old P Rollie Fingers, the major leagues’ all-time saves leader with 341.
18th Willie McGee wins the NL MVP Award, capping a season in which he led the league in batting average (.353) and hits (216) and also stole 56 bases for St. Louis.
Dwight Gooden (NL) and Bret Saberhagen (AL) win the Cy Young Award in their respective leagues.
20th Don Mattingly easily wins the AL MVP Award with a .324 average, becoming the first player from a non championship team to do so since 1978.
Jim Leyland is named manager of the Pirates for the 1986 season.
25th White Sox SS Ozzie Guillen, who hit .273 with just 12 errors in 150 games, is named AL Rookie of the Year. Milwaukee lefty Teddy Higuera finishes 2nd.
27th Vince Coleman, who stole 110 bases for the Cardinals, joins Frank Robinson, Orlando Cepeda, and Willie McCovey as the only unanimous winners of the NL Rookie of the Year Award.