1951 Rule V Draft

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The major league 1951 Rule V Draft was held November 19-20 in Cincinnati, OH, while the minor league phase was held December 3-5 in Columbus, OH. 180 players total were drafted by the major and minor league clubs at a total cost of $484,000. 18 players were drafted by major league teams, while minor league teams selected 162 players. Additionally 2 umpires were selected by minor leagues.

George Schmees was the first pick of the major league draft. Frank Biscan was the first pick of the minor league draft.


Rule V Draft Major league Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Boston Red Sox Hal Bevan Infielder Hollywood Stars Pittsburgh Pirates
Chicago White Sox George Wilson Outfielder Birmingham Barons Boston Red Sox
Cleveland Indians none -- -- --
Detroit Tigers Alex Garbowski Shortstop Seattle Rainiers Seattle
New York Yankees Gene Mauch Infielder Milwaukee Brewers Boston Braves
Philadelphia A's Keith Thomas Outfielder Syracuse Chiefs New York Yankees
St. Louis Browns George Schmees Outfielder Montreal Royals Brooklyn Dodgers
St. Louis Browns Earl Harrist Pitcher Oakland Oaks Oakland
Washington Senators Glenn Elliott Pitcher Sacramento Solons Sacramento
Boston Braves none -- -- --
Brooklyn Dodgers none -- -- --
Chicago Cubs Bud Hardin Infielder Rochester Red Wings St. Louis Cardinals
Chicago Cubs Harvey Gentry Outfielder Ottawa Giants New York Giants
Chicago Cubs Tom Simpson Pitcher Buffalo Bisons Buffalo
Cincinnati Reds Joe Rossi Catcher Portland Beavers Portland
Cincinnati Reds Hank Foiles Catcher Kansas City Blues New York Yankees
Cincinnati Reds Bill Bevens Pitcher Salem Senators Salem
New York Giants none -- -- --
Philadelphia Phillies Con Dempsey Pitcher San Francisco Seals San Francisco
Philadelphia Phillies Nippy Jones 1st baseman Houston Buffaloes St. Louis Cardinals
Pittsburgh Pirates Clem Koshorek Shortstop Toledo Mud Hens Detroit Tigers
St. Louis Cardinals Herb Gorman OF/1B Hollywood Stars Pittsburgh Pirates


Rule V Draft AAA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Columbus Red Birds William Allen Pitcher Fort Worth Cats Brooklyn Dodgers
Kansas City Blues Rubén Gómez Pitcher St. Jean Braves St. Jean
Milwaukee Brewers Jack Parks Infielder Montgomery Rebels Montgomery
Minneapolis Millers Roy Broome Outfielder Houston Buffaloes St. Louis Cardinals
St. Paul Saints Frank Baldwin Catcher Oklahoma City Indians Oklahoma City
Toledo Mud Hens Harvey Zernia 1st baseman Omaha Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Montreal Royals Ralph "Country" Brown Outfielder Atlanta Crackers Boston Braves
Rochester Red Wings Jack Byers Outfielder Charlotte Hornets Washington Senators
Springfield Cubs Hal Meek Catcher Wichita Indians Cleveland Indians
Springfield Cubs Chris Kitsos Shortstop Mobile Bears Brooklyn Dodgers
Toronto Maple Leafs Leon Foulk Pitcher Des Moines Bruins Chicago Cubs
Hollywood Stars Larry Shepard Pitcher Great Falls Electrics Brooklyn Dodgers
Hollywood Stars Carlos Bernier Outfielder Tampa Smokers Tampa
Los Angeles Angels Elvin Tappe Catcher Beaumont Roughnecks New York Yankees
Los Angeles Angels Bob Zick Pitcher Savannah Indians Philadelphia A's
Oakland Oaks Dick McCoy Pitcher Pueblo Dodgers Brooklyn Dodgers
San Francisco Seals Frank Biscan Pitcher Memphis Chicks Chicago White Sox

Rule V Draft AA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Chattanooga Lookouts Dick Sinovic Outfielder Vancouver Capilanos Vancouver
Chattanooga Lookouts Hank DiJohnson Catcher Niagara Falls Citizens Niagara Falls
Memphis Chicks Bob Snyder Pitcher Vancouver Capilanos Vancouver
Memphis Chicks John Wilson Pitcher Davenport Tigers Detroit Tigers
Mobile Bears Wade Browning Pitcher Richmond Colts Richmond
Nashville Vols Peter Mazar Pitcher Winston-Salem Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
New Orleans Pelicans Clarence Richardson Pitcher Elmira Pioneers Brooklyn Dodgers
New Orleans Pelicans Bob Hyatt 3rd baseman Charlotte Hornets Washington Senators
Fort Worth Cats Kenny Hemphill Pitcher Sioux City Soos New York Giants
Fort Worth Cats Jim Melton Pitcher Colorado Springs Sky Sox Chicago White Sox
Houston Buffaloes Charles Schmidt Shortstop Denver Bears Boston Braves
Oklahoma City Indians Thomas Lind Shortstop Hartford Chiefs Boston Braves
Oklahoma City Indians Joe Stringfellow Catcher Texarkana Bears Texarkana
San Antonio Missions Vern Morgan 3rd baseman Des Moines Bruins Chicago Cubs
San Antonio Missions Arthur Vicital Pitcher Fargo-Moorhead Twins Fargo-Moorhead
San Antonio Missions Antonio Lorenzo Pitcher Tampa Smokers Tampa
Shreveport Sports Charles Haag Pitcher Albany Senators Albany
Tulsa Oilers Ed Sanicki Outfielder Schenectady Blue Jays Philadelphia Phillies

Rule V Draft A Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Charleston Senators William Jankowski Infielder Wilmington Blue Rocks Philadelphia Phillies
Dayton Indians Bob Knoke Catcher Quincy Gems New York Yankees
Dayton Indians Marvin Jones Catcher Salina Blue Jays Philadelphia Phillies
Dayton Indians Jose Bache Shortstop Tacoma Tigers Tacoma
Albany Senators Fred Schmitt Outfielder Richmond Tigers Detroit Tigers
Binghamton Triplets Bernie Creger Shortstop Lynchburg Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Elmira Pioneers Milton Walker Outfielder Miami Beach Flamingos Miami Beach
Wilkes-Barre Indians Albert Fedak Pitcher Waco Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates
Williamsport Tigers Richard Welker Outfielder Norfolk Tars New York Yankees
Columbia Reds Ralph Lucas Outfielder Knoxville Smokies New York Giants
Columbus Cardinals Dick Aubertin Pitcher Twin Falls Cowboys New York Yankees
Columbus Cardinals James McArdle Catcher Sunbury Giants New York Giants
Columbus Cardinals Jim Holder Pitcher Spokane Indians Spokane
Jacksonville Tars George Barrow 3rd Baseman Miami Sun Sox Brooklyn Dodgers
Montgomery Rebels John McPherson OF/C Headland Dixie Runners Headland
Montgomery Rebels Raymond Faust Pitcher Lubbock Hubbers Lubbock
Montgomery Rebels Robert Wiltse Pitcher Greenville Bucks Greenville
Savannah Indians Ramiro Vazquez Shortstop Havana Cubans Washington Senators
Colorado Springs Sky Sox Paul Mauldin Outfielder Richmond Colts Richmond
Colorado Springs Sky Sox Guido Pelosi 2nd Baseman Hagerstown Braves Boston Braves
Colorado Springs Sky Sox George Noga Shortstop Quincy Gems New York Yankees
Colorado Springs Sky Sox James Watson Outfielder Terre Haute Phillies Philadelphia Phillies
Colorado Springs Sky Sox Thomas Stone Pitcher Headland Dixie Runners Headland
Omaha Cardinals Richard Chilton Outfielder Danville Leafs Danville
Omaha Cardinals Eli Russo 3rd Baseman Charlotte Hornets Washington Senators
Omaha Cardinals Roberto Betancourt Pitcher Newport News Dodgers Brooklyn Dodgers
Pueblo Dodgers Lee Leftridge Outfielder Lynchburg Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Pueblo Dodgers Edward Whitney 1st Baseman Waco Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates
Sioux City Soos George Erath Pitcher Greensboro Patriots Chicago Cubs
Sioux City Soos Albert Lange Pitcher Cedar Rapids Indians Cleveland Indians
Wichita Indians Lamar Bowden Shortstop Tampa Smokers Tampa

Rule V Draft B Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Austin Pioneers Al Rehm Shortstop Wilson Tobs Wilson
Austin Pioneers John Andre Pitcher Granby Red Sox Granby
Austin Pioneers Melvin Nunes 2nd Baseman El Dorado Oilers El Dorado
Sherman-Denison Twins Julio Moreno Pitcher Lubbock Hubbers Lubbock
Sherman-Denison Twins Steve Karas Catcher Danville Dans Danville
Temple Eagles Dale Myrland Pitcher Janesville Cubs Chicago Cubs
Temple Eagles Kenneth Jones Catcher Midland Indians Midland
Texarkana Bears Robert Peters Shortstop Lincolnton Cardinals Lincolnton
Texarkana Bears Wally Mestan Pitcher Jackson Generals Jackson
Tyler East Texans Lowell Black Catcher Paris Lakers Paris
Waco Pirates Eugene New Pitcher Iola Indians Iola
Waco Pirates Robert Guth Outfielder Ogden Reds Cincinnati Reds
Wichita Falls Spudders James Jones Shortstop Baton Rouge Red Sticks Baton Rouge
Wichita Falls Spudders Myrl Hughes Shortstop Midland Indians Midland
Wichita Falls Spudders Remy LeBlanc Outfielder New Iberia Pelicans New Iberia
Burlington Bees Delbert Gay Catcher Miami Eagles Miami
Burlington Bees George Garrison Pitcher Miami Eagles Miami
Burlington Bees Kenneth Cluley Outfielder Artesia Drillers Artesia
Fayetteville A's Claude Young 3rd Baseman Monroe Sports Monroe
Winston-Salem Cardinals Harvey Peterson Pitcher Drummondville Cubs Drummondville
Winston-Salem Cardinals Louis Ciccone Shortstop Niagara Falls Citizens Niagara Falls
Havana Cubans Silvio Garcia 3rd Baseman Sherbrooke Athletics Sherbrooke
Lakeland Pilots Gene Stewart 1st Baseman High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms High Point-Thomasville
St. Petersburg Saints Natalio Irizarry Pitcher Baton Rouge Red Sticks Baton Rouge
St. Petersburg Saints Pete Thomassie Outfielder Thibodaux Giants Thibodaux
Corpus Christi Aces Crawford Howard Outfielder Amarillo Gold Sox Amarillo
Corpus Christi Aces Eddie Jacome Pitcher Midland Indians Midland
Corpus Christi Aces Roy Price Pitcher Houma Indians Houma
Galveston White Caps Johnny Follis Shortstop Vernon Dusters Vernon
Port Arthur Seahawks John Radulovich 1st Baseman Baton Rouge Red Sticks Baton Rouge
Allentown Cardinals Carroll Wright OF/3B Lincolnton Cardinals Lincolnton
Allentown Cardinals William Oberschmidt Catcher Clarksdale Planters Clarksdale
Lancaster Red Roses Leonard Feriancek Outfielder Pennington Gap Miners Pennington Gap
Sunbury Giants Buddy Young Pitcher Cocoa Indians Cocoa
Sunbury Giants Don Bell Infielder Bakersfield Indians Cleveland Indians
Sunbury Giants William VanHeuitt Outfielder El Paso Texans El Paso
Wilmington Blue Rocks Gus Colagerakis Outfielder Morristown Red Sox Morristown
Wilmington Blue Rocks William Hudacsek Outfielder Olean Oilers Olean
York White Roses Harry Bright 3rd Baseman Janesville Cubs Chicago Cubs
York White Roses Pedro Arroyo Shortstop Drummondville Cubs Drummondville
York White Roses Robert Purcell Pitcher St. Cloud Rox New York Giants
York White Roses Vito DiCiglio Shortstop Olean Oilers Olean
Lynchburg Cardinals Ernest Simmons Pitcher Clarksdale Planters Clarksdale
Lynchburg Cardinals Jim Morelli Outfielder Douglas Trojans Douglas
Lynchburg Cardinals Wendell Davis 1st Baseman Moultrie To-baks Moultrie
Newport News Dodgers Carl Lemons Outfielder Joplin Miners New York Yankees
Portsmouth Cubs Alex Zych Pitcher Kinston Eagles Kinston
Portsmouth Cubs Harold Ensley Pitcher Concord Sports Concord
Portsmouth Cubs Joe Osinski Catcher Franklin Kildees Franklin
Portsmouth Cubs Joseph Wisniewski Outfielder Hopkinsville Hoppers Hopkinsville
Portsmouth Cubs Wayne Fuller Pitcher Hopkinsville Hoppers Hopkinsville
Portsmouth Cubs Stu Triplett Outfielder Marion Marauders Marion
Portsmouth Cubs Bill Chambers Pitcher Jackson Generals Jackson
Portsmouth Cubs William Williams Pitcher Headland Dixie Runners Headland
Richmond Colts Joseph Monteiro Outfielder Granby Red Sox Granby
Quincy Gems Paul Rutledge 2nd Baseman Sioux Falls Canaries Chicago Cubs
Terre Haute Phillies Edward Smrekar Pitcher Niagara Falls Citizens Niagara Falls
Terre Haute Phillies George Pack 2nd Baseman Morristown Red Sox Morristown
Terre Haute Phillies Dick McCleney Pitcher Wilson Tobs Wilson
Waterloo White Hawks Jack Hall Catcher Owensboro Oilers Owensboro
Waterloo White Hawks Gerald Gardner Pitcher El Dorado Oilers El Dorado
Anderson Rebels Michael Kassabian Outfielder Palatka Azaleas Palatka
Anderson Rebels Norman Rynard Pitcher St. Cloud Rox New York Giants
Anderson Rebels Raymond Dunne Catcher DeLand Red Hats DeLand
Anderson Rebels Samuel McCain 1st Baseman Grand Forks Chiefs Philadelphia Phillies
Charlotte Hornets Zeke Zeisz Pitcher Niagara Falls Citizens Niagara Falls
Knoxville Smokies Francis King 2nd Baseman Grand Forks Chiefs Philadelphia Phillies
Knoxville Smokies Hugh Hamil Outfielder Kingsport Cherokees Kingsport
Knoxville Smokies John Wilcox Pitcher Fargo-Moorhead Twins Fargo-Moorhead
Yakima Bears Bill Stites Pitcher El Paso Texans El Paso

Rule V Draft C Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Fresno Cardinals Gene Wyatt Outfielder Middlesboro Athletics Middlesboro
Greenville Bucks Robert Lee Foster Pitcher Owensboro Oilers Owensboro
Greenville Bucks Alan Green Shortstop Owensboro Oilers Owensboro
Greenville Bucks Rogers Werner 1st Baseman Hopkinsville Hoppers Hopkinsville
Monroe Sports Marvin Hatcher Pitcher Moultrie To-baks Moultrie
Pine Bluff Judges Bernie Tomicki Outfielder Carthage Cubs Chicago Cubs
Artesia Drillers Dick Armbruster Pitcher Wausau Timberjacks Detroit Tigers
Artesia Drillers Eldon Pichan Outfielder Palatka Azaleas Palatka
Aberdeen Pheasants Edward Cholakian 3rd Baseman Wausau Timberjacks Detroit Tigers
Superior Blues Billy Joe Forrest 2nd Baseman Fulton Railroaders Washington Senators
Superior Blues Bob Hertzberger Pitcher Mattoon Indians Mattoon
Salt Lake City Bees Roger Craver Catcher Norton Braves Norton
Salina Blue Jays Orville Kitts 1st Baseman Morristown Red Sox Morristown
Borger Gassers Robert Westfall Shortstop Kingsport Cherokees Kingsport
Borger Gassers William Halstead Outfielder Pennington Gap Miners Pennington Gap
Lamesa Lobos Ralph Carrier Pitcher Kingsport Cherokees Kingsport
Lamesa Lobos Fred Gaines Pitcher Leesburg Packers Leesburg

Rule V Draft Delayed Selections[edit]

Class Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
AAA Milwaukee Brewers Vernon Petty 3rd Baseman Tulsa Oilers Cincinnati Reds
A Charleston Rebels Bill Ecklund Pitcher York White Roses St. Louis Browns
B Austin Pioneers Earl Hochstatter Outfielder Lubbock Hubbers Lubbock
B Winston-Salem Cardinals Coy Taylor Pitcher New Iberia Pelicans New Iberia
B Miami Beach Flamingos Jesse Levan 1st Baseman St. Hyacinthe Saints St. Hyacinthe
B Miami Beach Flamingos George Handy 2nd Baseman St. Hyacinthe Saints St. Hyacinthe
B Charlotte Hornets Samuel DePerro 1st Baseman Niagara Falls Citizens Niagara Falls
B Tacoma Tigers Robert Farrick 2nd Baseman Granby Red Sox Granby
C Abilene Blue Sox Lavere Herrmann Pitcher Medford Rogues Medford


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