1976 Major League Baseball expansion draft

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1976 MLB expansion draft
General information
Teams
Date(s) November 5, 1976
Picks
First selections
Overall selections 60

The 1976 MLB Expansion Draft was held November 5, 1976. This expansion draft was conducted by Major League Baseball to stock the major league rosters of the Toronto Blue Jays and the Seattle Mariners, new major league expansion franchises established via the 1977 Major League Baseball expansion that were set to start play in the 1977 season.

Background[edit]

Seattle was promised a franchise by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn. During the summer of 1975, there was speculation that the Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox, or San Francisco Giants could move to Seattle. When none of these plans proved successful, the American League added a team in Seattle. With thirteen teams in a league creating a scheduling nightmare, the league awarded a franchise to Toronto over Washington, DC in March 1976.

Danny Kaye, part-owner of the Mariners, announced the club's first selection.[1]

Draft results[edit]

Key
double-dagger
All-Star
Round Pick Player Position Selected from Selected by
1 1 Jones, RuppertRuppert Jones Outfielder Kansas City Royals Seattle Mariners
1 2 Bailor, BobBob Bailor Outfielder Baltimore Orioles Toronto Blue Jays
1 3 Wheelock, GaryGary Wheelock Pitcher California Angels Seattle Mariners
1 4 Garvin, JerryJerry Garvin Pitcher Minnesota Twins Toronto Blue Jays
1 5 Stein, BillBill Stein Third baseman Chicago White Sox Seattle Mariners
1 6 Clancy, JimJim Clancydouble-dagger Pitcher Texas Rangers Toronto Blue Jays
1 7 Pole, DickDick Pole Pitcher Boston Red Sox Seattle Mariners
1 8 Woods, GaryGary Woods Outfielder Oakland Athletics Toronto Blue Jays
1 9 Meyer, DanDan Meyer First baseman Detroit Tigers Seattle Mariners
1 10 Carty, RicoRico Cartydouble-dagger Designated hitter Cleveland Indians Toronto Blue Jays
1 11 Jackson, GrantGrant Jackson Pitcher New York Yankees Seattle Mariners
1 12 Edge, ButchButch Edge Pitcher Milwaukee Brewers Toronto Blue Jays
2 13 Fitzmorris, AlAl Fitzmorris Pitcher Kansas City Royals Toronto Blue Jays
2 14 Collins, DaveDave Collins Outfielder California Angels Seattle Mariners
2 15 Woods, AlvisAlvis Woods Outfielder Minnesota Twins Toronto Blue Jays
2 16 MacCormack, FrankFrank MacCormack Pitcher Detroit Tigers Seattle Mariners
2 17 Darr, MikeMike Darr Pitcher Baltimore Orioles Toronto Blue Jays
2 18 Thomas, StanStan Thomas Pitcher Cleveland Indians Seattle Mariners
2 19 Vuckovich, PetePete Vuckovich Pitcher Chicago White Sox Toronto Blue Jays
2 20 Bernhardt, JuanJuan Bernhardt Outfielder New York Yankees Seattle Mariners
2 21 Byrd, JeffJeff Byrd Pitcher Texas Rangers Toronto Blue Jays
2 22 Jones, RickRick Jones Pitcher Boston Red Sox Seattle Mariners
2 23 Bowling, SteveSteve Bowling Outfielder Milwaukee Brewers Toronto Blue Jays
2 24 Abbott, GlennGlenn Abbott Pitcher Oakland Athletics Seattle Mariners
3 25 Stinson, BobBob Stinson Catcher Kansas City Royals Seattle Mariners
3 26 DeBarr, DennisDennis DeBarr Pitcher Detroit Tigers Toronto Blue Jays
3 27 López, CarlosCarlos López Outfielder California Angels Seattle Mariners
3 28 Singer, BillBill Singer Pitcher Minnesota Twins Toronto Blue Jays
3 29 Pagan, DaveDave Pagan Pitcher Baltimore Orioles Seattle Mariners
3 30 Mason, JimJim Mason Shortstop New York Yankees Toronto Blue Jays
3 31 Thomas, RoyRoy Thomas Pitcher Chicago White Sox Seattle Mariners
3 32 Ault, DougDoug Ault First baseman Texas Rangers Toronto Blue Jays
3 33 McMillan, TomTom McMillan Shortstop Cleveland Indians Seattle Mariners
3 34 Whitt, ErnieErnie Whittdouble-dagger Catcher Boston Red Sox Toronto Blue Jays
3 35 Broberg, PetePete Broberg Pitcher Milwaukee Brewers Seattle Mariners
3 36 Mike Weathers Infielder Oakland Athletics Toronto Blue Jays
4 37 Staggs, SteveSteve Staggs Second baseman Kansas City Royals Toronto Blue Jays
4 38 Braun, SteveSteve Braun Outfielder Minnesota Twins Seattle Mariners
4 39 Hargan, SteveSteve Hargan Pitcher Texas Rangers Toronto Blue Jays
4 40 Stanton, LeroyLeroy Stanton Outfielder California Angels Seattle Mariners
4 41 Iorg, GarthGarth Iorg Third baseman New York Yankees Toronto Blue Jays
4 42 Galasso, BobBob Galasso Pitcher Baltimore Orioles Seattle Mariners
4 43 Lemanczyk, DaveDave Lemanczykdouble-dagger Pitcher Detroit Tigers Toronto Blue Jays
4 44 Burke, SteveSteve Burke Pitcher Boston Red Sox Seattle Mariners
4 45 Anderson, LarryLarry Anderson Pitcher Milwaukee Brewers Toronto Blue Jays
4 46 Lis, JoeJoe Lis First baseman Cleveland Indians Seattle Mariners
4 47 Jefferson, JesseJesse Jefferson Pitcher Chicago White Sox Toronto Blue Jays
4 48 Griffin, AlanAlan Griffin Pitcher Oakland Athletics Seattle Mariners
5 49 McKay, DaveDave McKay Infielder Minnesota Twins Toronto Blue Jays
5 50 Laxton, BillBill Laxton Pitcher Detroit Tigers Seattle Mariners
5 51 Bruno, TomTom Bruno Pitcher Kansas City Royals Toronto Blue Jays
5 52 Cruz, JulioJulio Cruz Second baseman California Angels Seattle Mariners
5 53 Velez, OttoOtto Velez Outfielder New York Yankees Toronto Blue Jays
5 54 Barr, SteveSteve Barr Pitcher Texas Rangers Seattle Mariners
5 55 Willis, MikeMike Willis Pitcher Baltimore Orioles Toronto Blue Jays
5 56 Delgado, PuchyPuchy Delgado Outfielder Boston Red Sox Seattle Mariners
5 57 Ewing, SamSam Ewing Outfielder Chicago White Sox Toronto Blue Jays
5 58 Smith, TommyTommy Smith Outfielder Cleveland Indians Seattle Mariners
5 59 Hooten, LeonLeon Hooten Pitcher Oakland Athletics Toronto Blue Jays
5 60 Erardi, GregGreg Erardi Pitcher Milwaukee Brewers Seattle Mariners

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holtzman, Jerome (November 13, 1997). "Expansion Draft No Joke Anymore". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved October 19, 2011. 

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