1918 Rule V Draft

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The major league 1918 Rule V Draft opened September 21 in Cincinnati, OH. A record low 7 players were drafted by major league teams, with 4 later selections being made, 1 of which caused some dispute.

Rule V Draft Major league Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team
Detroit Tigers Otis Lawry Infielder Baltimore Orioles
New York Yankees Lefty O'Doul Pitcher San Francisco Seals
New York Yankees Earl "Red" Baldwin Catcher Salt Lake City Bees
Boston Braves Zeb Terry* Shortstop Los Angeles Angels
Boston Braves Jake Northrop Pitcher Indianapolis Indians
Boston Braves Joe Riggert Outfielder St. Paul Saints
Cincinnati Reds Wheezer Dell Pitcher Vernon Tigers
Pittsburgh Pirates Zeb Terry* Shortstop Los Angeles Angels
Pittsburgh Pirates Walter Barbare Infielder New Orleans Pelicans
Pittsburgh Pirates George Winn** Pitcher Richmond Colts
Pittsburgh Pirates Cliff "Slim" Lee Catcher Portland Beavers

* Terry played for Braves in 1918, therefore the Braves later selection of Terry initially cancelled an earlier selection of Terry by the Pirates. But, as Boston had released Terry back to Los Angeles at the end of the season, eventually Boston's draft was disallowed.
**Played as Jackson


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