The Indians deal outfielder Harvey Kuenn to the Giants for flycatcher Willie Kirkland and pitcher Johnny Antonelli. The 1958 American League batting champ, who hit .308 in his one year with the Tribe, came to Cleveland in the trade at the beginning of the season, which some fans believe started "the Curse of Rocky Colavito."
The Braves trade catcher Del Crandell and right-handers Bob Shaw and Bob Hendley to the Giants for outfielder Felipe Alou, backstop Ed Bailey, and southpaw Billy Hoeft. Forty years later, Alou will return to San Francisco to become the team's manager.
After being declined salary arbitration by the Cubs earlier in the week, Bobby Howry (7-5, 5.35) agrees to a $2.75M, one-year deal with the Giants. San Francisco plans to use the 35-year-old right-handed reliever as the club's primary setup man.