1939 Rule V Draft

From BR Bullpen

The major league 1939 Rule V Draft was held October 3. 13 players were drafted by major league teams. the Cleveland Indians attempted to draft Russell Bevel from the New Orleans Pelicans, but Judge Landis voided the pick because the Indians had a working agreement with New Orleans. The Cincinnati Reds eventually selected Bevel.

The AA draft was held October 9, the A1 draft was held October 14-16, the A draft was held October 19-21 and the B draft was held October 24-25.

Rule V Draft Major league Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Chicago White Sox Tom Turner Catcher Houston Buffaloes St. Louis Cardinals
Detroit Tigers Tom Seats Pitcher Sacramento Solons St. Louis Cardinals
Philadelphia A's Johnny Babich Pitcher Kansas City Blues New York Yankees
Philadelphia A's Chief Hogsett Pitcher Minneapolis Millers Minneapolis
St. Louis Browns Alan Strange Shortstop Seattle Rainiers Seattle
Washington Senators Paul Gehrman Pitcher Birmingham Barons Cincinnati Reds
Boston Bees Nick Strincevich Pitcher Newark Bears New York Yankees
Chicago Cubs Jake Mooty Pitcher Syracuse Chiefs Syracuse
Cincinnati Reds Russell Bevel 2nd baseman New Orleans Pelicans Cleveland Indians
New York Giants Paul Dean Pitcher Columbus Red Birds St. Louis Cardinals
Philadelphia Phillies Si Johnson Pitcher Rochester Red Wings St. Louis Cardinals
Philadelphia Phillies Clyde Smoll Pitcher Atlanta Crackers Atlanta
Pittsburgh Pirates Dick Lanahan Pitcher Chattanooga Lookouts Washington Senators

Rule V AA Selections[edit]

  • List incomplete
Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Buffalo Bisons Jim Trexler Pitcher Richmond Colts Richmond
Toledo Mud Hens Boyd SoRelle Pitcher Dallas Rebels Dallas
Toledo Mud Hens Milt Byrnes Outfielder San Antonio Missions St. Louis Browns
Toronto Maple Leafs Milt Gray Catcher Memphis Chicks Memphis


Rule V A1 Selections[edit]

  • List incomplete
Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Birmingham Barons Bob Prichard 1st baseman Springfield Nationals Washington Senators
Birmingham Barons Hank Sauer 1st baseman Binghamton Triplets New York Yankees
Birmingham Barons Leo Bobeck Pitcher Norfolk Tars New York Yankees
Birmingham Barons Daniel Brainard Pitcher Clinton Giants New York Giants
Chattanooga Lookouts John A. Miller Pitcher Springfield Browns St. Louis Browns


Rule V A Selections[edit]

  • List incomplete
Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Binghamton Triplets Carl Cooper Outfielder Anniston Rams Chicago White Sox


Rule V B Selections[edit]

  • List incomplete
Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Bloomington Bloomers Hugh Gustafson 1st baseman Winnipeg Maroons Winnipeg
Cedar Rapids Raiders Buck Frierson Infielder Texarkana Liners Texarkana
Columbus Red Birds Stan Ferens Pitcher Greensburg Senators Washington Senators
Columbus Red Birds Hans Krueger Outfielder Topeka Owls St. Louis Browns
Decatur Commodores Ted Kakoliris Infielder Topeka Owls St. Louis Browns
Decatur Commodores Roy Drasites Pitcher Akron Yankees New York Yankees
Durham Bulls John Zapor Infielder Henderson Oilers Detroit Tigers
Durham Bulls Carroll Lowman Catcher Marshall Tigers Marshall
Macon Peaches Bruce Middlebrook Infielder Springfield Indians Cleveland Indians
Savannah Indians Edmund Nowak Pitcher Kinston Eagles Kinston


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