1991 November

3rd  Jeff Bagwell is named the NL Rookie of the Year and is the first Astro to win the award.  He hit .294 with a team-leading 15 homers and 82 RBIs. His 82 walks also led the Astros. Bagwell was picked in the 4th round of the 1989 draft by the Red Sox, then traded in the 1990 stretch drive for pitcher Larry Andersen.

5th Terry Pendleton of the Braves wins the NL MVP Award. The third baseman led the NL in batting average and hits, tied for first in total bases and was 3rd in slugging. He’ll be named Comeback Player of the Year—the first player to raise his average 80 points and add 15 HRs—and win his 3rd Gold Glove. Barry Bonds is runner-up; the 2 will switch places next year.

The Indians trade P Greg Swindell to the Reds in exchange for P Jack Armstrong, Scott Scudder, and Joe Turek.

6thThe Twins Chuck Knoblauch is named the AL Rookie of the Year. Knoblach hit .281 and stole 25 bases in 30 tries.  His 15 post-season hits is a record for first-year players.

8th  Cal Ripken, Jr. is named the AL MVP, beating out Cecil Fielder of Detroit. The Gold Glove third baseman hit .323, 34 homers, and 114 RBIs.

25th The Expos trade 1B Andres Galarraga to the Cardinals in exchange for P Ken Hill.

27th The Dodgers acquire OF Eric Davis and P Kip Gross from the Reds in exchange for P Tim Belcher and John Wetteland. The Dodgers have high expectations of the brittle Davis, but he’ll play in just 76 games in 1992.

The Mets sign free agent 1B Eddie Murray to a 2-year, $7.5 million contract.

Lee Elia is named manager of the Philadelphia Phillies.