1966 Amateur Draft
The top selection of the 1966 Amateur Draft, Steve Chilcott, is one of only two first overall picks not to make the majors (Brien Taylor is the other). The player chosen immediately after Chilcott was future Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson.
1966 was also the first year in which a January draft was held in addition to the regular June draft. The practice of holding two drafts per year would last until the 1986 Amateur Draft, after which it was discontinued.
In the 10th Round, the New York Yankees selected future NFL star Ken Stabler.
1966 First Round Picks [ edit ]
|1||New York Mets||Steve Chilcott||C||Antelope Valley High School (HS)||Lancaster, CA|
|2||Kansas City Athletics||Reggie Jackson||OF||Arizona State University (Col.)||Wyncote, PA|
|3||Houston Astros||Wayne Twitchell||RHP||Wilson High School (Portland) (HS)||Portland, OR|
|4||Boston Red Sox||Ken Brett||LHP||El Segundo High School (HS)||El Segundo, CA|
|5||Chicago Cubs||Dean Burk||RHP||Highland High School (HS)||Highland, IL|
|6||Washington Senators||Tom Grieve||OF||Pittsfield (MA) High School (HS)||Pittsfield, MA|
|7||St. Louis Cardinals||Leron Lee||OF||Grant Union High School (Sacramento) (HS)||Sacramento, CA|
|8||California Angels||Jim DeNeff||SS||Indiana University (Col.)||[]|
|9||Philadelphia Phillies||Mike Biko||RHP||Samuell High School (HS)||Dallas, TX|
|10||New York Yankees||Jim Lyttle||OF||Florida State University (Col.)||Hamilton, OH|
|11||Atlanta Braves||Al Santorini||RHP||Union (NJ) High School (HS)||Union, NJ|
|12||Cleveland Indians||John Curtis||LHP||Smithtown High School (HS)||Smithtown, NY||Did not sign|
|13||Cincinnati Reds||Gary Nolan||RHP||Oroville High School (HS)||Oroville, CA|
|14||Detroit Tigers||Rick Konik||1B||St. Andrews High School (HS)||Detroit, MI||Did not sign|
|15||Pittsburgh Pirates||Richie Hebner||SS||Norwood (MA) High School (HS)||Norwood, MA|
|16||Baltimore Orioles||Ted Parks||SS||University of California (Col.)||[]|
|17||San Francisco Giants||Bob Reynolds||RHP||Ingraham High School (HS)||Seattle, WA|
|18||Chicago White Sox||Carlos May||OF||Parker High School (Birmingham) (HS)||Birmingham, AL|
|19||Los Angeles Dodgers||Larry Hutton||RHP||Greenfield High School (HS)||Greenfield, IN|
|20||Minnesota Twins||Bob Jones||3B||Dawson County High School (HS) or Dawson High School (HS)||Dawsonville, GA or Dawson, GA|
January 1966 amateur draft [ edit ]
|1||Kansas City Athletics||Don Lohse||RHP||Indiana University Bloomington (Coll.)|
|2||New York Mets||Barry Carter||SS||Chambersburg Area Senior High School (H.S.)||Did not sign|
|3||Boston Red Sox||James Rife||C||Lebanon Valley College (Coll.)||Did not sign|
|4||Houston Astros||Tom Griffin||RHP||Ulysses S. Grant High School (Van Nuys) (H.S.)|
|5||Washington Senators||Timothy Zajeski||RHP|
Other Notable Selections [ edit ]
- This page was last edited on 4 May 2019, at 16:23.
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