1961 Rule V Draft

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The major league 1961 Rule V Draft was held November 27, while the minor league phase was held later the same day, both in Tampa, FL. 61 players total were drafted by the major and minor league clubs. 35 players were drafted by major league teams (the largest draft in 47 years) at a cost of $680,000 (a record amount), while minor league teams selected 26 players at a cost of $192,500.

Following the regular draft, the first-year selections were made, followed by 4 more players taken in a special drawing by the new Houston Colt 45s and New York Mets. 15 of the players taken by major league teams were selected under the first-year rule, including the Chicago White Sox selection of Steven Selsky, a Los Angeles Dodgers youngster who had yet to make his O.B. debut. He was one of seven Dodger players declared draft eligible by Ford Frick for playing on a Dodger-sponsored rookie team.

The first pick in the major league portion of the draft was Ken Hamlin.

Rule V Draft Major league Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Baltimore Orioles Billy Short Pitcher Richmond Virginians New York Yankees
Baltimore Orioles Ossie Virgil Catcher Portland Beavers St. Louis Cardinals
Baltimore Orioles Steve Cosgrove* Pitcher Vancouver Mounties Milwaukee Braves
Boston Red Sox none -- -- --
Chicago White Sox Steven Selsky* 1B/OF Spokane Indians Los Angeles Dodgers
Chicago White Sox Bob Pearson* Shortstop Denver Bears Detroit Tigers
Chicago White Sox Frank Kreutzer* Pitcher Seattle Rainiers Boston Red Sox
Cleveland Indians Don Rudolph Pitcher Indianapolis Indians Cincinnati Reds
Cleveland Indians Dick Booker* Catcher Columbus Jets Pittsburgh Pirates
Cleveland Indians Antulio Martinez* 1B/3B Tacoma Giants San Francisco Giants
Cleveland Indians Bob Chance* Outfielder Tacoma Giants San Francisco Giants
Detroit Tigers none -- -- --
Kansas City A's Gino Cimoli Outfielder Vancouver Mounties Milwaukee Braves
Kansas City A's Bill Meyer* 1st baseman Richmond Virginians New York Yankees
Kansas City A's Wayne Norton* Outfielder Richmond Virginians New York Yankees
Los Angeles Angels Marlan Coughtry Infielder Seattle Rainiers Boston Red Sox
Los Angeles Angels Felix Torres Outfielder Buffalo Bisons Philadelphia Phillies
Los Angeles Angels Bob Belinsky Pitcher Rochester Red Wings Baltimore Orioles
Los Angeles Angels Bob Haye* Pitcher Columbus Jets Pittsburgh Pirates
Minnesota Twins George Banks 3rd baseman Richmond Virginians New York Yankees
Minnesota Twins Johnny Goryl 2nd baseman Omaha Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers
Minnesota Twins Georges Maranda Pitcher Tacoma Giants San Francisco Giants
Minnesota Twins Bruce Swango Pitcher Richmond Virginians New York Yankees
New York Yankees none -- -- --
Washington Senators Ken Hamlin Shortstop Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto
Washington Senators Ray Ripplemeyer Pitcher Indianapolis Indians Cincinnati Reds
Washington Senators Jim Hannan* Pitcher Seattle Rainiers Boston Red Sox
Chicago Cubs George Gerberman* Pitcher Vancouver Mounties Milwaukee Braves
Cincinnati Reds Moe Drabowsky Pitcher Louisville Colonels Milwaukee Braves
Houston Colt 45s Dean Stone Pitcher Charleston Marlins St. Louis Cardinals
Houston Colt 45s John Weekly Outfielder Tacoma Giants San Francisco Giants
Los Angeles Dodgers Alan Malkasian* Pitcher Richmond Virginians New York Yankees
Milwaukee Braves Marvin Berbeck* Pitcher Denver Bears Detroit Tigers
New York Mets Bob Moorhead Pitcher Indianapolis Indians Cincinnati Reds
New York Mets Aubrey Gatewood Pitcher Dallas-Fort Worth Rangers Los Angeles Angels
Philadelphia Phillies Billy Consolo Infielder Vancouver Mounties Milwaukee Braves
Pittsburgh Pirates none -- -- --
St. Louis Cardinals John Anderson Pitcher Rochester Red Wings Baltimore Orioles
San Francisco Giants Dick Holden* Pitcher Vancouver Mounties Milwaukee Braves

* Selections made under first-year rule.


Rule V Draft AAA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Indianapolis Indians Charles Friedel* 1st Baseman Selma Cloverleafs Cleveland Indians
Oklahoma City 89ers Von McDaniel 3rd Baseman Tulsa Oilers St. Louis Cardinals
Oklahoma City 89ers Joe Hoerner Pitcher Mobile Bears Mobile
Richmond Virginians William Maddox* Pitcher Atlanta Crackers Los Angeles Dodgers
Rochester Red Wings Tom Baker Pitcher Shreveport Sports Kansas City A's
Syracuse Chiefs Rod Kanehl IF/OF Nashville Volunteers Minnesota Twins
Syracuse Chiefs Jim Merritt* Pitcher Atlanta Crackers Los Angeles Dodgers
Portland Beavers Jon Coller* Shortstop Selma Cloverleafs Cleveland Indians
San Diego Padres Joseph Carboni* Pitcher Greenville Spinners Los Angeles Dodgers

* Selections made under first-year rule.

Rule V Draft AA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Nashville Volunteers John Griffin Catcher Fox Cities Foxes Baltimore Orioles
Shreveport Sports Dan Osinski Pitcher Charleston White Sox Chicago White Sox
Victoria Giants Tommy Rinks 3rd Baseman Asheville Tourists Pittsburgh Pirates
Victoria Giants Jack Simon* Pitcher Columbia Reds Cincinnati Reds
Victoria Giants John Warren* Pitcher Greenville Spinners Los Angeles Dodgers

* Selections made under first-year rule.

Rule V Draft A Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Springfield Giants James Dunlap Pitcher Fox Cities Foxes Baltimore Orioles
Jacksonville Jets Larry Huebner Pitcher Cedar Rapids Braves Milwaukee Braves

Rule V Draft B Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Eugene Emeralds Carlos Dore Outfielder Winnipeg Goldeyes St. Louis Cardinals
Lincoln Chiefs Douglas Clayton Infielder Boise Braves Milwaukee Braves

Rule V Draft C Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Fresno Giants Gilles St. Onge Outfielder Elmira Pioneers Philadelphia Phillies
Modesto Colts Raymond Cordeiro Pitcher Montgomery Rebels Detroit Tigers
Modesto Colts Pedro Fernandez Outfielder Fort Walton Beach Jets Minnesota Twins
Modesto Colts Edward Coleman Pitcher Waterloo Hawks Boston Red Sox
Grand Forks Chiefs William Cox* Outfielder Alpine Cowboys Boston Red Sox
Great Falls Electrics James Livesey 3rd Baseman Leesburg Orioles Baltimore Orioles

* Selections made under first-year rule.

Rule V Draft Delayed Selections[edit]

Class Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
AA Little Rock Travelers Jim Dickson Pitcher Asheville Tourists Pittsburgh Pirates
B Durham Bulls Joyner White IF/OF San Jose Bees Los Angeles Angels


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