1941 - Joe DiMaggio is named American League Most Valuable Player. His 56-game hitting streak edges out Ted Williams and his .406 batting average for the award (291 for DiMaggio and 254 for Williams).
1950 - Less than three weeks after he was fired as player-manager of the Indians, the Red Sox sign shortstop Lou Boudreau as a player to a two-year contract worth an estimated $150,000.
1953 - Indians third baseman Al Rosen is unanimously named the American League Most Valuable Player with a record 336 votes. In the National League, Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella is named Most Valuable Player.
1970 - Carl Morton, who was 18-11 for the last-place Expos, receives the National League Rookie of the Year Award. Morton beats out Reds outfielder Bernie Carbo.
1973 - Gary Matthews outpolls eight others, receiving 11 of 24 nominations for the National League Rookie of the Year Award. The Giants outfielder batted .300 in 145 games.
1974 - Bowie Kuhn suspends Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for two years as a result of Steinbrenner's conviction for illegal campaign contributions to Richard Nixon and others.
1985 - Vince Coleman, who stole 110 bases for the Cardinals, joins Frank Robinson, Orlando Cepeda, and Willie McCovey as the only unanimous winners of the National League Rookie of the Year Award.