1953 Rule V Draft

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Following the lead of the previous year, the major league 1953 Rule V Draft and minor league phase were held on consecutive days in the same city. The majors held their draft November 30th, while the minors held their draft on December 1-2 in Atlanta, GA. Only 97 players total were drafted by the major and minor league clubs. 13 players were drafted by major league teams at a cost of $132,500, while minor league teams selected 84 players, a post-war low, at a cost of $107,550.

Chico Garcia was the first pick in the major league draft.

Rule V Draft Major league Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Baltimore Orioles (AL) Vinicio (Chico) Garcia 2nd baseman Shreveport Sports Shreveport
Baltimore Orioles (AL) Chuck Diering Outfielder San Francisco Seals San Francisco
Boston Red Sox none -- -- --
Chicago White Sox Al Sima Pitcher Chattanooga Lookouts Washington Senators
Chicago White Sox John (Jocko) Thompson Pitcher Baltimore Orioles (IL) Philadelphia Phillies
Cleveland Indians Donald Fracchia Pitcher Beaumont Exporters Beaumont
Cleveland Indians Thomas Korczowski Shortstop Minneapolis Millers New York Giants
Detroit Tigers Chuck Kress 1st baseman Rochester Red Wings St. Louis Cardinals
Detroit Tigers Harry Bright 2nd baseman Charleston Senators Chicago White Sox
New York Yankees none -- -- --
Philadelphia A's Forrest (Spook) Jacobs 2nd baseman Montreal Royals Brooklyn Dodgers
Washington Senators none -- -- --
Brooklyn Dodgers none -- -- --
Chicago Cubs Luis Marquez Outfielder Toledo Mud Hens Milwaukee Braves
Cincinnati Reds James Melton Pitcher St. Paul Saints Brooklyn Dodgers
Milwaukee Braves none -- -- --
New York Giants none -- -- --
Philadelphia Phillies none -- -- --
Pittsburgh Pirates Jerry Lynch Outfielder Kansas City Blues New York Yankees
St. Louis Cardinals Royce Lint Pitcher Portland Beavers Portland


Rule V Draft Open Class Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Sacramento Solons Emil Patrick Pitcher Birmingham Barons New York Yankees
Oakland Oaks Russ Rose Shortstop Fort Worth Cats Brooklyn Dodgers
Los Angeles Angels Jacques Monette Outfielder New Orleans Pelicans Pittsburgh Pirates

Rule V Draft AAA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Columbus Red Birds Bill George Pitcher Atlanta Crackers Milwaukee Braves
Columbus Red Birds Brooks Lawrence Pitcher Tulsa Oilers Cincinnati Reds
Minneapolis Millers Alberto Osorio Pitcher Denver Bears Pittsburgh Pirates
St. Paul Saints John Golich Outfielder Nashville Vols New York Giants
Rochester Red Wings Sonny Senerchia 3rd baseman Denver Bears Pittsburgh Pirates
Rochester Red Wings Millard Heim Pitcher Fargo-Moorhead Twins Cleveland Indians
Syracuse Chiefs Hallard Snyder Pitcher Elmira Pioneers Brooklyn Dodgers
Toronto Maple Leafs Fred Hahn Pitcher Houston Buffaloes St. Louis Cardinals

Rule V Draft AA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Little Rock Travelers Dolph Regelsky Infielder Meridian Millers Meridian
Little Rock Travelers Hugh Glaze Infielder Meridian Millers Meridian
Memphis Chicks Kelly Swift Pitcher Marion Marauders Marion
Mobile Bears Bob Pastel Outfielder Sioux City Soos New York Giants
Nashville Vols Lee Tate 2nd baseman Schenectady Blue Jays Philadelphia Phillies
Nashville Vols Thomas Keating Pitcher Columbus Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
New Orleans Pelicans Jack Falls Outfielder Gastonia Rockets Gastonia
Fort Worth Cats Clyde DeWitt Pitcher Spokane Indians Philadelphia Phillies
Houston Buffaloes George New Jr. Pitcher Schenectady Blue Jays Philadelphia Phillies
Houston Buffaloes Harold Crotts Outfielder Williamsport A's Philadelphia A's
Houston Buffaloes Benny Leonard 1st baseman Jacksonville Braves Milwaukee Braves
San Antonio Missions Doc Bowden 2nd baseman Reading Indians Cleveland Indians
San Antonio Missions Bobby Del Greco Outfielder Charleston Rebels Pittsburgh Pirates
Tulsa Oilers Charlie Alsop Pitcher Topeka Owls Chicago White Sox

Rule V Draft A Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Elmira Pioneers Salvatore DeMatteis 3rd Baseman Charlotte Hornets Washington Senators
Elmira Pioneers Mel Chaplin Pitcher Lynchburg Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Reading Indians Enrique Izquierdo Shortstop Galveston White Caps Galveston
Williamsport A's Robert Barker Shortstop Marion Marauders Marion
Williamsport A's Hugh Hamil Outfielder Maryville-Alcoa Twins Maryville-Alcoa
Columbia Reds Richard Bissett Pitcher Miami Sun Sox Brooklyn Dodgers
Columbia Reds Nelson Hoerner Pitcher Salt Lake City Bees Philadelphia Phillies
Columbus Cardinals Ray Mendoza 1st Baseman Spartanburg Peaches Cleveland Indians
Columbus Cardinals Jerry McKeithan Infielder Shelby Clippers Shelby
Jacksonville Braves Jim Price Pitcher Harlingen Capitals Harlingen
Jacksonville Braves George Wegerek Shortstop Pine Bluff Judges St. Louis Browns
Jacksonville Braves Ben Hugh Bonine Pitcher San Angelo Colts San Angelo
Macon Peaches Jim Cater Pitcher Tifton Blue Sox Tifton
Macon Peaches Thomas Leonard Outfielder Lynchburg Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Macon Peaches James Ray Williams Infielder Fort Lauderdale Lions Fort Lauderdale
Montgomery Grays John Davis Outfielder Fort Lauderdale Lions Fort Lauderdale
Colorado Springs Sky Sox Charles Tiberghein Centerfielder Green Bay Bluejays Cleveland Indians
Denver Bears Lloyd Lucas Shortstop Kingsport Cherokees Kingsport
Des Moines Bruins John Lang Pitcher Spartanburg Peaches Cleveland Indians
Des Moines Bruins Edward Knapp Pitcher Asheville Tourists Brooklyn Dodgers
Omaha Cardinals Donald Wolf Pitcher Spartanburg Peaches Cleveland Indians
Omaha Cardinals Bob Mabe Pitcher Reidsville Luckies Reidsville
Omaha Cardinals Santo Luberto Infielder Spartanburg Peaches Cleveland Indians
Pueblo Dodgers Larry Pennell 1st Baseman Evansville Braves Milwaukee Braves
Pueblo Dodgers Rene Valdes Pitcher Juarez Indios Juarez
Sioux City Soos Jack Anderson Pitcher Terre Haute Phillies Philadelphia Phillies
Wichita Indians Michael Burack Pitcher Terre Haute Phillies Philadelphia Phillies

Rule V Draft B Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Waco Pirates Raymundo Zonta Outfielder Mexicali Eagles Mexicali
Burlington-Graham Pirates Robert Drefs Pitcher Topeka Owls Chicago White Sox
Burlington-Graham Pirates Jim Mullen Outfielder Eau Claire Bears Milwaukee Braves
Danville Leafs Neil Roberts Pitcher Topeka Owls Chicago White Sox
Durham Bulls Robert Nemes Pitcher Salt Lake City Bees Philadelphia Phillies
Fayetteville Highlanders Donald McGregor Shortstop Pine Bluff Judges St. Louis Browns
Miami Sun Sox Frank Callihan Pitcher Pine Bluff Judges St. Louis Browns
Miami Sun Sox Charles Ready Pitcher Jesup Bees Jesup
Tampa Smokers Robert Cohn? Infielder New Iberia Cardinals New Iberia
Lake Charles Lakers Fidel Alvarez Pitcher Artesia Drillers Artesia
Port Arthur Seahawks Bob Hildenbrand Infielder Mayfield Clothiers New York Giants
Hagerstown Braves James Vickery Pitcher DeLand Red Hats DeLand
Hagerstown Braves Stephen Follett Outfielder San Angelo Colts San Angelo
Lynchburg Cardinals Richard Royce Pitcher El Dorado Oilers El Dorado
Lynchburg Cardinals Robert Bortz Catcher Stockton Ports Chicago Cubs
Lynchburg Cardinals Howard O'Flynn Outfielder DeLand Red Hats DeLand
Newport News Dodgers Larry Nault 1st Baseman Ogden Reds Cincinnati Reds
Cedar Rapids Indians Cecil Davis Pitcher Jackson Senators Detroit Tigers
Peoria Chiefs Patrick O'Keefe 1st Baseman El Dorado Oilers El Dorado
Peoria Chiefs James Scott Outfielder Magic Valley Cowboys Magic Valley
Peoria Chiefs Donald Rosburg Pitcher Thetford Mines Miners St. Louis Browns
Quincy Gems John Young Shortstop Norton Braves Norton
Terre Haute Phillies Marcelino Solis Pitcher Lubbock Hubbers Lubbock
Waterloo White Hawks Duane Eckert Catcher Hutchinson Elks Pittsburgh Pirates
Waterloo White Hawks Pete Traina Infielder Fort Smith-Van Buren Twins Fort Smith-Van Buren
Asheville Tourists John Drobek? 1st Baseman Eau Claire Bears Milwaukee Braves

Rule V Draft C Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Bakersfield Indians George Utley Pitcher Waycross Bears Waycross
Bakersfield Indians Frank Gladich Pitcher Brunswick Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates
Fresno Cardinals Franklin Cooper Outfielder Tifton Blue Sox Tifton
Muskogee Giants Bob Rous Infielder Madisonville Miners Chicago White Sox
Amarillo Gold Sox James Clarich Pitcher DeLand Red Hats DeLand


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