Tuesday, February 14, 2017

1971 MLB draft

First five: Danny Goodwin, White Sox; Jay Franklin, Padres; Tommy Bianco, Brewers; Condredge Holloway, Expos; and, Roy Branch, Royals.

No. 29 pick, George Brett, Royals.

No. 30 pick, Mike Schmidt, Phillies.

Also in the Hall of Fame: Jim Rice, pick 15, Red Sox.

Not in the Hall of Fame, but hit .296 over a 17-year career and had a .994 fielding average at first base, picked at No. 776 in the 42nd round – Keith Hernandez. Also the lowest pick to make the majors.


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