1944 Rule V Draft

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The major league 1944 Rule V Draft was held November 1-4 in the Commissioner's office in Chicago, IL. 21 players were drafted by major league teams.

Rule V Draft Major league Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Boston Red Sox Bill Holm Catcher Los Angeles Angels Chicago Cubs
Boston Red Sox Loyd Christopher Outfielder Seattle Rainiers Seattle
Chicago White Sox Danny Reynolds Shortstop Newark Bears New York Yankees
Chicago White Sox Eddie Fernandes Catcher Los Angeles Angels Chicago Cubs
Cleveland Indians Eddie Wheeler 3rd baseman San Diego Padres San Diego
New York Yankees Herb Crompton Catcher Toronto Maple Leafs Pittsburgh Pirates
Philadelphia A's Mayo Smith Outfielder Buffalo Bisons Detroit Tigers
Philadelphia A's Manuel Salvo Pitcher Oakland Oaks Oakland
Washington Senators Marino Pieretti Pitcher Portland Beavers Portland
Washington Senators Walter Chipple Outfielder Montreal Royals Brooklyn Dodgers
Boston Braves William Ramsey Outfielder Sacramento Solons St. Louis Cardinals
Boston Braves Mike Ulisney C/OF Memphis Chicks Memphis
Brooklyn Dodgers Tom Seats Pitcher San Francisco Seals San Francisco
Brooklyn Dodgers Herb Pfund Pitcher Columbus Red Birds St. Louis Cardinals
Brooklyn Dodgers Frank Laga* Pitcher San Francisco Seals San Francisco
Chicago Cubs Leonard Rice Catcher Syracuse Chiefs Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Reds Howard Moss Outfielder Baltimore Orioles Cleveland Indians
New York Giants Bill Emmerich Pitcher Rochester Red Wings St. Louis Cardinals
Philadelphia Phillies Charles Sproull Pitcher Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee
Philadelphia Phillies Vance Dinges Outfielder Louisville Colonels Boston Red Sox
Pittsburgh Pirates Leroy Jarvis Catcher Montreal Royals Brooklyn Dodgers

* Laga was on National Defense List at time of draft

Rule V Draft AA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Columbus Red Birds Raymond Baughn 1st Baseman Scranton Miners Boston Red Sox
Columbus Red Birds Richard Gracey Catcher York White Roses Pittsburgh Pirates
Indianapolis Indians Norm Wallen* Infielder Wilkes-Barre Barons Cleveland Indians
Indianapolis Indians Tom Davis Outfielder Elmira Pioneers Philadelphia A's
Louisville Colonels Charles Smith* Catcher Birmingham Barons Cincinnati Reds
Louisville Colonels Lindsay Deal Outfielder Atlanta Crackers Atlanta
Louisville Colonels Ellwood Dawson? Pitcher Chattanooga Lookouts Washington Senators
Louisville Colonels Alex Korponay 1B/OF
Toledo Mud Hens Steve Collins Infielder Mobile Bears Mobile
Buffalo Bisons Herschel Held Outfielder Allentown Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Buffalo Bisons Eugene Dellinger 1B/OF Newport News Dodgers Brooklyn Dodgers
Newark Bears Clarence Difani Infielder Little Rock Travelers Chicago White Sox
Rochester Red Wings Norman Shope P/OF Albany Senators Pittsburgh Pirates
Rochester Red Wings Fred Marsh Outfielder Lancaster Red Roses Philadelphia A's
Toronto Maple Leafs Marshall Mauldin* Outfielder Atlanta Crackers Atlanta
Toronto Maple Leafs Charles George Outfielder Nashville Volunteers Chicago Cubs
Los Angeles Angels Hal Douglas Outfielder New Orleans Pelicans Brooklyn Dodgers
Los Angeles Angels Charles Osgood Oufielder Brooklyn Dodgers

* Delayed Selections

Rule V Draft A1 Selection[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Birmingham Barons Walter Michie Outfielder Williamsport Grays Washington Senators


Rule V Draft A Selection[edit]

  • Possibly Incomplete
Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Binghamton Triplets Murray Rothman Outfielder Hagerstown Owls Detroit Tigers


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