MILEPOSTS—NAMED: BROOKS ROBINSON, 27, the All-Star third baseman of the Baltimore Orioles, as the American League's Most Valuable Player. The popular Robinson, who batted .317, hit 28 home runs and led the league in RBIs with 118, almost singlehandedly kept the collapsing Orioles in the pennant race.
SOLD: WARREN SPAHN, 43, to the New York Mets. Spahn, who has won 356 games in his 20-year career with the Braves, slumped to a 6-13 record last season. With the Mets he will attempt a comeback and will also be the team's pitching coach.