Baseball's First-Year Player Draft,Team by Team through 1999

Baseball's First-Year Player Draft,Team by Team through 1999

by W.C. C. Madden
     
 

In response to escalating signing bonuses and in an attempt to bring parity to the major leagues, Commissioner Ford Frick used a gavel to open the proceedings of the inaugural First-Year Player Draft in 1965. This reference book looks back at the first 35 years of the draft, and includes data on every player selected through 1999 who made the majors. The author

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In response to escalating signing bonuses and in an attempt to bring parity to the major leagues, Commissioner Ford Frick used a gavel to open the proceedings of the inaugural First-Year Player Draft in 1965. This reference book looks back at the first 35 years of the draft, and includes data on every player selected through 1999 who made the majors. The author analyzes each big-league club's big-name picks, sleeper surprises, best and worst draft crops, and biggest busts, and current bonus babies. The analyses are supported by pertinent quotes from the players themselves, and a look at the future of the draft is offered. The book is richly illustrated with over 100 player photographs.

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plenty for baseball fans to debate and contest...interesting
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Looks back at the first 35 years of the First-Year Player Draft, and includes data on every player selected from 1965 through 1999. For each major league team, chapters analyze the club's best draft picks, the long shots and undrafted players who made it, the disappointments, the best and worst drafts, and the future stars. Analysis is supported with quotations from players. Includes b&w photos of players. Madden has written other books on baseball. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786409600
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/15/2000
Pages:
371
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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