Expansion of 1969

From BR Bullpen

On October 14, 1968, an expansion draft was held for the San Diego Padres and the Montreal Expos, National League expansion clubs that would begin play in 1969. The Padres picked San Francisco Giants outfielder Ollie Brown with their first pick. The Expos took outfielder Manny Mota of the Pittsburgh Pirates as their first selection.

On October 15, a draft was held for the Kansas City Royals and the Seattle Pilots of the American League. The Royals took pitcher Roger Nelson of the Baltimore Orioles with their first pick. The Pilots selected California Angels first baseman Don Mincher as their first selection.

AL Draft[edit]

NL Draft[edit]

April 7,1969

(Bobby Wine was offered to the Expos as compensation after Larry Jackson decided to retire rather than report to Montreal)

Further Reading[edit]

  • Mark Camps: "Raw Materials: The Padres' Expansion 30", in Cecilia M. Tan, ed.: Pacific Ghosts, The National Pastime, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2019, pp. 55-59.
  • Frank Zimniuch: Baseball's New Frontier: A History of Expansion, 1961-1998, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, 2013. ISBN 978-0803239944