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1966 Major League Baseball draft

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1966 Major League Baseball draft
First selectionSteve Chilcott
New York Mets
First round selections20
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The 1966 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft took place on Tuesday, June 7, early in the 1966 MLB season. The draft saw the New York Mets take Steve Chilcott first overall, with future Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson drafted second.

First round selections

= All-Star = Baseball Hall of Famer

The following are the first round picks in the 1966 Major League Baseball draft.[1]

Pick Player Team Position Hometown/School
1 Steve Chilcott New York Mets C Lancaster, California
2 Reggie Jackson Kansas City Athletics OF Arizona State
3 Wayne Twitchell Houston Astros RHP Portland, Oregon
4 Ken Brett Boston Red Sox LHP El Segundo, California
5 Dean Burk Chicago Cubs RHP Highland, Illinois
6 Tom Grieve Washington Senators OF Pittsfield, Massachusetts
7 Leron Lee St. Louis Cardinals OF Sacramento, California
8 Jim DeNeff California Angels SS Indiana University
9 Mike Biko Philadelphia Phillies RHP Dallas, Texas
10 Jim Lyttle New York Yankees OF Florida State
11 Al Santorini Milwaukee Braves RHP Union, New Jersey
12 * John Curtis Cleveland Indians LHP Smithtown, New York
13 Gary Nolan Cincinnati Reds RHP Oroville, California
14 * Rick Konik Detroit Tigers 1B Detroit, Michigan
15 Richie Hebner Pittsburgh Pirates SS Norwood, Massachusetts
16 Ted Parks Baltimore Orioles SS University of California
17 Bob Reynolds San Francisco Giants RHP Seattle, WA
18 Carlos May Chicago White Sox OF Birmingham, AL
19 Larry Hutton Los Angeles Dodgers RHP Greenfield, Indiana
20 Bob Jones Minnesota Twins 3B Dawson, Georgia

* Did not sign

Other notable selections

= All-Star


Round Pick Player Team Position
2 38 Johnny Oates* Chicago White Sox Catcher
3 47 Clay Kirby St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher
3 60 Steve Garvey* Minnesota Twins Third baseman
5 83 Cliff Johnson Houston Astros Catcher
5 95 Dave Cash Pittsburgh Pirates Shortstop
6 115 Gene Clines Pittsburgh Pirates 2B-OF
8 159 Charlie Hough Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher
9 168 Ken Forsch* California Angels Pitcher
9 179 Bill Russell Los Angeles Dodgers Outfielder
10 190 Ken Stabler* New York Yankees Pitcher
15 299 Ted Sizemore Los Angeles Dodgers Catcher
19 361 Ron Cey* New York Mets Third baseman
20 388 Dave LaRoche California Angels Pitcher
31 595 Bill Stoneman Chicago Cubs Pitcher
31 598 Bill Bonham* California Angels Pitcher
32 609 Kurt Bevacqua* New York Mets Second baseman

* Did not sign


  1. ^ "MLB First Round Draft Picks – 1966". Retrieved February 9, 2008.
  2. ^ "1966 Baseball Draft". Baseball Almanac.

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