1990 November

6th  Braves OF Dave Justice wins the NL Rookie of the Year award. He hit .282 with 28 HRs, 20 coming after he replaced Dale Murphy in RF in early August.

7th  Cleveland’s Sandy Alomar, Jr. wins the AL Rookie of the Year Award unanimously, joining Carlton Fisk and Mark McGwire as the only players to do so.

8th  Free-agent slugger Darryl Strawberry signs a 5-year contract with his hometown Dodgers, formally ending his 8-year stay with the Mets. He is the Mets all-time HR leader with 252.

11th  California’s Chuck Finley and Seattle’s Randy Johnson combine to pitch a no-hitter in the finale of an 8-game exhibition series between American and Japanese all-star teams. But Japan still wins the series 4-3 with one tie, the first time since 1970 that a touring US team has left Japan with a losing record.

13th  Oakland’s Bob Welch wins the AL Cy Young Award. His 27 wins were the most in the majors since Steve Carlton in 1972.

14th  Doug Drabek (22-6) wins the NL Cy Young Award, collecting 23 of a possible 24 first-place votes.

19th  Pittsburgh’s Barry Bonds wins the NL MVP Award, easily outdistancing teammate and runner-up Bobby Bonilla. Bonds hit .301 with 33 home runs, 114 RBI, and 52 stolen bases.

20th  Oakland’s Rickey Henderson edges Detroit’s Cecil Fielder for the AL MVP Award. Henderson hit .325 with 28 HRs and a ML-best 65 stolen bases.

Red Sox ace Roger Clemens is suspended for the first 5 games of the 1991 season and fined $10,000 for his outburst in game 4 of the ALCS.

21st  Veteran P Mike Boddicker (17-8 with Boston) signs as a free agent with the Royals, while Danny Jackson signs with the Cubs. Tom Browning re-signs with the Reds.

23rd  Former catcher Bo Diaz, 37, is crushed to death when a rooftop satellite dish topples over at his home in Venezuela. Diaz last played for the Reds in 1989.

29th  A consortium of Canadian investors led by Expos president Claud Brochu agrees to buy the club from Charles Bronfman for a reported $85 million, assuring that the team will remain in Montreal.