MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As National League Cy Young Award winner, Los Angeles lefthander FERNANDO VALENZUELA, 21, who led the league in innings pitched (192?), strikeouts (180), complete games (11) and shutouts (eight). He is the first rookie and youngest player ever to receive the award.
As manager of the Montreal Expos, JIM FANNING, 54, who guided the Expos to their first National League East title as interim skipper after replacing the fired Dick Williams on Sept. 8.
As the eighth coach of the Washington Capitals in as many years, BRYAN MURRAY, 38, who had been coach of the Caps' Hershey, Pa. farm team.
TRADED: By the K.C. Kings, Center SAM LACEY, 33, to New Jersey for Forward MIKE WOODSON, 23, and a 1982 first-round draft choice.
By the Philadelphia Flyers, Center MEL BRIDGMAN, 26, to Calgary for Defenseman BRAD MARSH, 23. Calgary also sent Wing ERIC VAIL, 28, to Detroit for Wing GARY McADAM, 25, and two fourth-round draft choices, in 1982 and 1983.
By the Toronto Maple Leafs, Defenseman IAN TURNBULL, 27, to Los Angeles for Wing BILLY HARRIS, 29, and Defenseman JOHN GIBSON, 22.
By the Cleveland Indians, Second Baseman DUANE KUIPER, 31, to the San Francisco Giants for Pitcher ED WHITSON, 26.
DIED: BENJAMIN (BUTCH) GEARHART, 36, winner of five Professional Bowling Association events between 1967 and '73; of injuries suffered in a car accident; near Fort Lauderdale, Fla.