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Walter O’Malley announces Chuck Dressen will be replaced as Dodger manager by Walter Alston, who will lead the club for the next 23 years . . .
California signs free agent Don Baylor to a six-year, $1.6 million deal . . .
For the first time in major league history, two players are named co-winners of the National League MVP award . . .
Hall of Fame manager Bucky Harris dies on his 81st birthday . . .
Colorado right-hander Jason Jennings becomes the first member of the Rockies to be selected as the National League Rookie of the Year . . .
Dodger ace Sandy Koufax becomes the first three-time recipient of the Cy Young Award . . .
Clayton Kershaw is named the recipient of the 2012 Roberto Clemente Award . . .
Dutch police report that Mariners outfielder Greg Halman has been stabbed to death in Rotterdam . . .
The American Association’s Red Stockings deal rookie catcher Jack Boyle and $400 to the Browns in exchange for outfielder Hugh Nico . . .
The Cubs’ Geovany Soto wins the National League Rookie of the Year award . . .
Closer Huston Street, joining shortstop Bobby Crosby, becomes the second consecutive A’s freshman to win the AL Rookie of the Year Award . . .
Greg Maddux (20-10, 2.36) wins his second Cy Young Award . . .
Cardinal first baseman Albert Pujols becomes the sixth player to get a perfect score in the annual player rankings . . .
The Red Sox exorcised 86 years of agonizing losses by winning their first World Series since 1918 . . .
Dale Murphy becomes the first Braves player to win the National League MVP since Hank Aaron . . .
Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen is named the National League’s Most Valuable Player . . .
Rest in Peace Roy Halladay 1977-2017 . . .
Tiger Denny McLain and Oriole Mike Cuellar each receive ten votes from the BBWAA for being the best pitcher in the American League . . .
Matt Wieters becomes the first Baltimore catcher to win the Rawlings Gold Glove Award . . .
The Cardinals name their coach, Gabby Street, as the team’s field boss . . .
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