By Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, for 30 days without pay, San Diego Padres Outfielder AL WIGGINS, 24. Kuhn cited the July 21 arrest of Wiggins on a charge of possession of cocaine.
TRADED: By the Philadelphia 76ers, Center DARRYL DAWKINS, 25, to the New Jersey Nets for a first-round draft selection in 1983 and an undisclosed amount of cash.
By the Cincinnati Reds, Relief Pitcher JIM KERN, 33, the Reds' player representative who began growing a beard in defiance of the club's dress code, to the Chicago White Sox for two minor-leaguers to be named later.
DIED: RAYMOND W. (Ducky) POND, 80, the football coach at Yale from 1934 to '40 and at Bates College (1941 and 1946-51); after a lengthy illness; in Torrington, Conn.
Richard Rasmussen, 27, five-time Eastern surfing champion and national champion in 1974; of wounds sustained when he was shot in the eye during an alleged drug deal on a Harlem street on Aug. 10; in New York City. Rasmussen, who this spring pleaded guilty to charges of selling heroin worth an estimated $500,000 to undercover federal agents, was awaiting sentence.