||Five-time American League batting champion (1983, 1985-1988) Wade Boggs and nine-time Gold Glove Award winner at second base (1983-1991) Ryne Sandberg are elected to the Hall of Fame.
||The Chicago White Sox hire the first woman TV play-by-play announcer, Mary Shane. She was pulled from broadcasts before the completion of the season and her contract was not renewed.
||The Philadelphia Phillies dedicate their new ballpark, Veterans Stadium. It will serve as the home of the Phillis until 2004 when Citizens Bank Park opens.
||The Brooklyn Dodgers become the first Major League team to own their own plane when they purchase a 44-passenager twin-engine plane for $775,000.
||Rogers Hornsby is elected to the Hall of Fame, getting 78 percent of the vote, becoming the 14th player to enter Cooperstown.