1966 Baseball Draft

The 1966 Baseball Draft appears below and includes every player chosen in the June amateur draft, every round of the 1966 baseball draft, the overall pick, the team who drafted them, their position at that time, and where they were drafted from (high school / college name).

"The idea behind the draft was simple: 1) it gave the poorer teams—usually those lower in the standings—an equal chance to sign the top talent being produced in colleges and high schools; and 2) it cut down on payments of excessive bonuses to untried players. Even those who enthusiastically supported the free-agent draft had no idea that benefits from it would be reaped so quickly. Yet this season, less than two years later, several youngsters selected in the draft have stepped into the major leagues and have performed not just capably but in some cases spectacularly." - Sportswriter William Leggett in Sports Illustrated (May 01, 1967, 'Fresh Breezes From The Free-Agent Draft', Page 38)
1966 Baseball Draft

1966 Amateur Baseball Draft by Baseball Almanac | Baseball Draft Menu

1
1
JaS
Stan Bell
Detroit Tigers
P
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
1
2
JaS
Raymond Baker
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Columbia Basin College
1
3
JaS
Kris Krebs
Cleveland Indians
SS
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
1
4
JaS
Joel McMasters
Houston Astros
P-1B
Clarke College
1
5
JaS
James Vopicka
California Angels
SS
University of Illinois
1
6
JaS
Philadelphia Phillies
P
American River College
1
7
JaS
Baltimore Orioles
P
Phoenix College
1
8
JaS
Fred Mazurek
Pittsburgh Pirates
OF
1
9
JaS
Boston Red Sox
P
Herbert H. Lehman (Bronx, NY)
1
10
JaS
Cincinnati Reds
P
1
11
JaS
Clifford Foster
Chicago White Sox
1B-OF
Lansing Community College
1
12
JaS
San Francisco Giants
P
Chabot College
1
13
JaS
Washington Senators
OF-C
Miami Senior High School (Miami, FL)
1
14
JaS
John Herbst
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
1
15
JaS
Robert Crosby
Minnesota Twins
P
1
16
JaS
Bob Biletnikoff
New York Yankees
OF
University of Miami
1
17
JaS
James Taylor
New York Mets
OF
Southern Methodist University
1
18
JaS
Ron Drake
Kansas City Athletics
C
Long Beach City College
1
19
JaS
Atlanta Braves
P
2
20
JaS
Ray Glinsky
Detroit Tigers
P
University of Akron
2
21
JaS
Kenneth Lohnes
St. Louis Cardinals
C
Cerritos College
2
22
JaS
J.B. Jackson
Cleveland Indians
OF-1B
Kilgore College
2
23
JaS
John Respondek
Houston Astros
P
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
2
24
JaS
Paul Alderette
California Angels
OF-C
Los Angeles Pierce College
2
25
JaS
John Green
Philadelphia Phillies
P
Gulf Coast Community College
2
26
JaS
Carl Merrill
Baltimore Orioles
C
University of Maine
2
27
JaS
Pittsburgh Pirates
OF
University of Minnesota
2
28
JaS
Daniel Rudanovich
Boston Red Sox
OF
2
29
JaS
Joseph Brathwaite
Cincinnati Reds
1B
2
30
JaS
Steven Kokor
Chicago White Sox
P
Alta Loma (Alta Loma,CA)
2
31
JaS
Washington Senators
P
2
32
JaS
Henry Tenney
Los Angeles Dodgers
OF
Vista (Vista, CA)
2
33
JaS
Sanford Marks
Chicago Cubs
P
Los Angeles Community College
2
34
JaS
Minnesota Twins
P
2
35
JaS
New York Yankees
IF
Pasadena City College
2
36
JaS
Michael Kenyon
New York Mets
P
Ithaca College
2
37
JaS
Leonard Zandy
Kansas City Athletics
P
Fordham University
2
38
JaS
Donald Lando
Atlanta Braves
OF
Ithaca College
3
39
JaS
Steve Schneider
Detroit Tigers
SS
University of Minnesota
3
40
JaS
William Carino
St. Louis Cardinals
C
Northfield Mount Hermon (Gill,MA)
3
41
JaS
Jackie Kreel
Cleveland Indians
P
Gulf Coast Community College
3
42
JaS
Randy Humphrey
California Angels
P
Los Angeles Harbor College
3
43
JaS
Steve Wright
Baltimore Orioles
P
San Jose City College
3
44
JaS
Dennis Malseed
Pittsburgh Pirates
P-iF
3
45
JaS
Kenneth Hall
Boston Red Sox
P
Nassau Community College
3
46
JaS
Walter Manuel
Cincinnati Reds
SS
Lafayette College
3
47
JaS
Peter Lentine
Chicago White Sox
1B-P
Los Angeles Pierce College
3
48
JaS
John Miklos
Washington Senators
P
Valparaiso University
3
49
JaS
Los Angeles Dodgers
C
Stanford University
3
50
JaS
Tom Cook
Minnesota Twins
C
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
3
51
JaS
John Ferguson
New York Yankees
P
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
3
52
JaS
Dewey Weaver
New York Mets
P
Pasco High School (Dade City, FL)
3
53
JaS
Frank Chambers
Kansas City Athletics
P
3
54
JaS
Orville Hollrah
Atlanta Braves
P
4
55
JaS
Jerry Foglia
Detroit Tigers
P
Woodridge (Woodridge,NJ)
4
56
JaS
Arnold Chonko
Cleveland Indians
1B
Ohio State University
4
57
JaS
Kenneth Suzawa
California Angels
P
Fresno City College
4
58
JaS
Paul Dennenbaum
Baltimore Orioles
1B
4
59
JaS
Pittsburgh Pirates
OF-1B
4
60
JaS
Boston Red Sox
P
Grambling State University
4
61
JaS
Cincinnati Reds
P
4
62
JaS
Gerald Boehmer
Chicago White Sox
3B
Saint Louis University
4
63
JaS
Percy Sensabaugh
Washington Senators
P
Virginia Military Institute
4
64
JaS
Mike Garrett
Los Angeles Dodgers
OF
4
65
JaS
Joseph Borowy
Minnesota Twins
P
4
66
JaS
Alan Putz
New York Yankees
OF
Cheshire (Cheshire,CT)
4
67
JaS
Gary Smith
New York Mets
P
Alpena Community College
4
68
JaS
Frank Portera
Kansas City Athletics
C
4
69
JaS
Darryl Hester
Atlanta Braves
P
Byrne (Ada, OK)
5
70
JaS
Glen Borkhuis
Detroit Tigers
P
5
71
JaS
Dennis Deptula
Cleveland Indians
2B
University of Detroit Mercy
5
72
JaS
California Angels
OF
Compton Community College
5
73
JaS
Larry Linville
Baltimore Orioles
OF
Mesa State College
5
74
JaS
Richard Devarney
Pittsburgh Pirates
SS
University of Maine
5
75
JaS
Archie Roberts
Cincinnati Reds
SS
5
76
JaS
Bill Drummond
Chicago White Sox
P
Buena Vista University
5
77
JaS
Terry L'ange
Washington Senators
P
5
78
JaS
Glen Smith
Minnesota Twins
OF
5
79
JaS
Edward Long
New York Yankees
SS
Auburn University
5
80
JaS
Ron Kyner
New York Mets
OF
Arvin (Arvin,CA)
5
81
JaS
Peter Middlekauff
Atlanta Braves
1B-P
Stanford University
6
82
JaS
Detroit Tigers
P
6
83
JaS
Michael Burns
Cleveland Indians
OF
6
84
JaS
Fred Kos
Baltimore Orioles
1B
Northeastern University
6
85
JaS
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Parsons College
6
86
JaS
Robert Hergenrader
Chicago White Sox
P
University of Nebraska
6
87
JaS
George Gazegorek
Washington Senators
SS
6
88
JaS
Paul Coleman
New York Yankees
P
Cal Poly Pomona
6
89
JaS
New York Mets
3B-OF
Cerritos College
7
90
JaS
Frederick Manning
Detroit Tigers
2B
College of the Holy Cross
7
91
JaS
Robert Bixler
Cleveland Indians
P
Miami University
7
92
JaS
Alan Diamond
Baltimore Orioles
C
University of California
7
93
JaS
Danny Talbott
Pittsburgh Pirates
1B-OF
University of North Carolina
7
94
JaS
Joe Bloom
Chicago White Sox
P
Los Angeles Pierce College
7
95
JaS
John Biedenbach
Washington Senators
3B
Michigan State University
8
96
JaS
Dennis Trame
Detroit Tigers
P
Quincy University
8
97
JaS
Richard Zank
Cleveland Indians
P
8
98
JaS
Herbert Hofvendahl
Baltimore Orioles
OF
Diablo Valley College
8
99
JaS
David Barton
Pittsburgh Pirates
SS
Ithaca College
8
100
JaS
Washington Senators
P
Elon University
9
101
JaS
Edward Staron
Detroit Tigers
OF
Western Michigan University
9
102
JaS
Lionel Jones
Washington Senators
OF
1966 Baseball Draft


Did you know that there have been twenty-one players who have been drafted (since the baseball draft began in 1965) then went straight to the Major Leagues without first playing on a Minor League team?

Being selected with the first round, first pick, as the number one draft pick , is quite a baseball feat , but not every one of them has actually made it to the big leagues! Review those who did, those who didn't, which catcher was the first one ever selected first overall, which catcher was first that didn't make it and the first one that did, plus every other draft type (secondary drafts) along with information about which ones made it there as well.

The Baseball Almanac Draft Register is completely comprehensive and includes data on every single player ever drafted in baseball history, more than 65,000+ baseball draft picks spanning 40+ years of baseball draft history.

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