This day in baseball: Draft rules

On December 4, 1964, baseball owners voted to use a free-agent draft that involved clubs selecting players every four months in the inverse order of the previous year’s standings.  Scheduled to begin the following January, the idea behind this system was to help level the playing field when it came to player selection, to prevent teams like the Yankees from using their wealth to hoard all the talent.

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2 Comments on “This day in baseball: Draft rules”

  1. Steve Myers says:

    With the unpredictable X factor in nature and destiny and G-d and what not, I’m not sure money makes that much difference in basbeall (Spoken from a small media market happy Milwaukee fan after KC won the World Series!)

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