By the Toronto Maple Leafs, forwards RICK VAIVE, 28, and STEVE THOMAS, 24, and defenseman BOB McGILL, 25, to the Chicago Black-hawks for forwards AL SECORD, 29, and ED OLCZYK, 21.
By the Baltimore Orioles, lefthanded pitcher MIKE FLANAGAN, 35, to the Toronto Blue Jays for a minor leaguer and a player to be named later; to make room for Flanagan, Toronto released righthanded pitcher PHIL NIEKRO, 48, who was acquired from Cleveland on Aug. 9; by the Boston Red Sox, designated hitter DON BAYLOR, 38, to the Minnesota Twins and outfielder DAVE HENDERSON, 29, to the San Francisco Giants, for players to be named later.
DIED: Sports columnist DICK YOUNG, 69, a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame; of cardiorespiratory failure; in New York City. In a career spanning 50 years, Young wrote for the New York Daily News for 45 years before joining the New York Post in 1982. He was elected to the writers' wing of the Hall of Fame in 1978.