1966 Rule V Draft

From BR Bullpen

The major league 1966 Rule V Draft was held November 28, while the minor league phase was held later the same day in Columbus, OH. 76 players total were drafted by the major and minor league clubs. 23 players were drafted by major league teams at a cost of $422,000, while minor league teams selected 53 players.

The 23 players selected by major league clubs was the same as the previous year, however 9 of the players were selected under the first-year rule as opposed to 6 in 1965. The first pick was Joe Campbell. Pitcher Ted Abernathy was selected, after having set a major league record with 84 appearances in 1965.

In the minor league draft, 37 picks were regular selections, while 16 were of the first-year variety. 3 players were drafted from the Mexican League, the first time players had been drafted from south of the border.

Regular $25,000 Rule V Draft Major league Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Baltimore Orioles L. Owen Johnson Catcher Toronto Maple Leafs Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox Bill Landis Pitcher Vancouver Mounties Kansas City A's
California Angels Rickey Clark Pitcher Syracuse Chiefs Detroit Tigers
California Angels Don Wallace Shortstop Toledo Mud Hens New York Yankees
Kansas City A's David A. Roberts Pitcher Columbus Jets Pittsburgh Pirates
Atlanta Braves Orlando Martinez Shortstop Denver Bears Minnesota Twins
Atlanta Braves Ramon Hernandez Pitcher Seattle Angels California Angels
Cincinnati Reds Ted Abernathy Pitcher Richmond Braves Atlanta Braves
Houston Astros Robert (Bo) Belinsky Pitcher San Diego Padres Philadelphia Phillies
Los Angeles Dodgers Bruce Brubaker Pitcher San Diego Padres Philadelphia Phillies
New York Mets Tommie Reynolds Outfielder Vancouver Mounties Kansas City A's
New York Mets Bart Shirley Shortstop Spokane Indians Los Angeles Dodgers
New York Mets John Sullivan Catcher Syracuse Chiefs Detroit Tigers
San Francisco Giants Billy Sorrell Outfielder San Diego Padres Philadelphia Phillies


First-Year $8,000 Rule V Draft Major league Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
California Angels Jim Hibbs Catcher Spokane Indians Los Angeles Dodgers
Cleveland Indians Billy Wynne Pitcher Jacksonville Suns New York Mets
Minnesota Twins Greg Werdick Shortstop Tacoma Cubs Chicago Cubs
New York Yankees Frank Tepedino 1B/OF Rochester Red Wings Baltimore Orioles
New York Yankees Charlie Sands Catcher Rochester Red Wings Baltimore Orioles
Chicago Cubs Joe Campbell Outfielder Jacksonville Suns New York Mets
Chicago Cubs Alonso Olivares Pitcher Seattle Angels California Angels
Cincinnati Reds Ivy Washington Pitcher Toronto Maple Leafs Boston Red Sox
Houston Astros Alonzo Harris Outfielder Rochester Red Wings Baltimore Orioles


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