1948 Rule V Draft

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In the 1948 Rule V Draft 217 players total were drafted by the major and minor league clubs. 21 players were drafted by major league teams at a cost of $200,000, while minor league teams selected 196 players at a cost of $353,000. The major league portion was held November 10-12 in Cincinnati, OH, while the minor league portion ran from Novemeber 15-26 in Columbus, OH. Additionally, 3 umpires were drafted by the minor leagues, all by the Canadian-American League.

Rule V Draft Major league Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Chicago White Sox Max Surkont Pitcher Rochester Red Wings St. Louis Cardinals
Chicago White Sox Gene Markland Infielder Milwaukee Brewers Boston Braves
Chicago White Sox Don Wheeler Catcher Minneapolis Millers New York Giants
Cleveland Indians Herman Reich* OF/1B Portland Beavers Portland
Detroit Tigers Marv Grissom Pitcher Sacramento Solons Sacramento
Philadelphia A's Thomas (Tod) Davis Shortstop Hollywood Stars Chicago White Sox
Philadelphia A's Jim. Wilson Pitcher Baltimore Orioles Cleveland Indians
St. Louis Browns Robert Malloy Pitcher Indianapolis Indians Pittsburgh Pirates
St. Louis Browns Irv Medlinger Pitcher Birmingham Barons Boston Red Sox
Washington Senators John Simmons Outfielder Montreal Royals Brooklyn Dodgers
Washington Senators Mason Leeper Pitcher Atlanta Crackers Atlanta
Boston Braves Don Thompson Outfielder Columbus Red Birds St. Louis Cardinals
Boston Braves Charlie Gilbert Outfielder Nashville Volunteers Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs Dwain Sloat Pitcher St. Paul Saints Brooklyn Dodgers
Chicago Cubs Ed Kowalski* Pitcher Portland Beavers Portland
Chicago Cubs Jim Kirby Outfielder Shreveport Sports Shreveport
Cincinnati Reds Homer (Dixie) Howell Catcher San Francisco Seals San Francisco
Cincinnati Reds Johnny Pramesa Catcher Jersey City Giants New York Giants
Philadelphia Phillies Buddy Blattner Infielder Jersey City Giants New York Giants
Philadelphia Phillies Ken Silvestri Catcher Newark Bears New York Yankees
St. Louis Cardinals Ed Sauer Outfielder Los Angeles Angels Chicago Cubs

* Portland neglected to list Reich's status as a bonus player, and it was not until several days after the draft that the status was discovered. As a result, Portland's roster was re-opened and the Cubs selected Kowalski.


Rule V Draft AAA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Columbus Red Birds Ernie Logan Outfielder Atlanta Crackers Atlanta
Columbus Red Birds Frank DiPrima Shortstop Tulsa Oilers Cincinnati Reds
Kansas City Blues Grant Dunlap Shortstop Oklahoma City Indians Cleveland Indians
Louisville Colonels Ray Hickernell 1st baseman Fort Worth Cats Brooklyn Dodgers
Milwaukee Brewers Roy Hartsfield 2nd baseman Dallas Eagles Dallas
Minneapolis Millers Rudy Rufer Shortstop Utica Blue Sox Philadelphia Phillies
Baltimore Orioles Lewis Hester Pitcher Reidsville Luckies Reidsville
Buffalo Bisons Bob Hooper Pitcher Jacksonville Tars New York Giants
Rochester Red Wings Ed Mierkowicz Outfielder Little Rock Travelers Detroit Tigers
Syracuse Chiefs Dick Lane Outfielder Memphis Chicks Chicago White Sox
Syracuse Chiefs Arthur Hartley Pitcher Utica Blue Sox Philadelphia Phillies
Hollywood Stars Mike Sichko Outfielder Albany Senators Pittsburgh Pirates
Hollywood Stars Nick Andromidas Pitcher Sioux City Soos New York Giants
Los Angeles Angels Peter Mazar Pitcher Houston Buffaloes St. Louis Cardinals
Seattle Rainiers Russell Oppliger Pitcher Mobile Bears Brooklyn Dodgers

Rule V Draft AA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Birmingham Barons Norman Konieczany Outfielder Pueblo Dodgers Brooklyn Dodgers
Chattanooga Lookouts Joseph Belcastro 2d baseman Asheville Tourists Brooklyn Dodgers
Chattanooga Lookouts Thomas O'Connell Shortstop Texarkana Bears Dallas Eagles
Memphis Chicks Rocky Krsnich 3rd baseman Augusta Tigers New York Yankees
Memphis Chicks John Martin Catcher Binghamton Triplets New York Yankees
Mobile Bears Nick Alivojvodic Pitcher Des Moines Bruins Chicago Cubs
Mobile Bears Don Collins Outfielder Trenton Giants New York Giants
Dallas Eagles Leon Brinkopf Shortstop Austin Pioneers Austin
Dallas Eagles Sloan Washington Outfielder Texarkana Bears Dallas Eagles
Dallas Eagles Thomas Finger Pitcher Wichita Falls Spudders St. Louis Browns
Dallas Eagles Ralph Rahmes Outfielder Columbia Reds Cincinnati Reds
Fort Worth Cats Samuel DiBlasi 3rd baseman Allentown Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Houston Buffaloes Jack Cusick Infielder Utica Blue Sox Philadelphia Phillies
Houston Buffaloes Lou Colombo Outfielder Greenville Spinners Brooklyn Dodgers
Houston Buffaloes Ken Guettler Outfielder Hagerstown Owls Detroit Tigers
Oklahoma City Indians James D. Cena 1st baseman Waco Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates
Oklahoma City Indians Joseph Kratzer Catcher Savannah Indians Philadelphia A's
Shreveport Sports Harry D. Payne Pitcher Roanoke Red Sox Boston Red Sox
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Rule V Draft A Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Dayton Indians Ray Henderson Catcher Pawtucket Slaters Boston Braves
Dayton Indians Francis Seastrand 1st baseman Pawtucket Slaters Boston Braves
Dayton Indians Joe Rowell Outfielder Roanoke Red Sox Boston Red Sox
Dayton Indians Ronald McLeland Pitcher Springfield Browns St. Louis Browns
Flint Arrows Joseph Pendleton Outfielder Charlotte Hornets Washington Senators
Muskegon Clippers Elmer Schoendienst 3rd baseman Allentown Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Muskegon Clippers Bill Higdon Outfielder Terre Haute Phillies Philadelphia Phillies
Albany Senators Robert Kellogg Outfielder Danville Dodgers Brooklyn Dodgers
Elmira Pioneers Melvin Nee Pitcher Miami Tourists Miami
Hartford Chiefs Paul LaPalme Pitcher Trenton Giants New York Giants
Utica Blue Sox Peter Kowalchyk Pitcher Waterbury Timers Waterbury
Wilkes-Barre Indians John Kall 2nd baseman Hopkinsville Hoppers Hopkinsville
Wilkes-Barre Indians George D'addario Shortstop Richmond Colts New York Giants
Wilkes-Barre Indians Zebulon Wicker Pitcher Lancaster Red Roses Brooklyn Dodgers
Williamsport Tigers Dale Long 1st baseman Lynn Red Sox Boston Red Sox
Williamsport Tigers Otis Stephens Outfielder Trenton Giants New York Giants
Columbia Reds Ralph Erwin Pitcher York White Roses Pittsburgh Pirates
Columbia Reds Godfrey Labda Shortstop Fayetteville Cubs Chicago Cubs
Columbus Cardinals Ray Jablonski Outfielder Oneonta Red Sox Boston Red Sox
Columbus Cardinals Jack Faszholz Pitcher Roanoke Red Sox Boston Red Sox
Columbus Cardinals James Argeros Catcher Lynn Red Sox Boston Red Sox
Columbus Cardinals Dennis Reeder Pitcher Asheville Tourists Brooklyn Dodgers
Greenville Spinners Johnny Klippstein Pitcher Lynchburg Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Jacksonville Tars George Heller Pitcher Wilmington Blue Rocks Philadelphia Phillies
Jacksonville Tars Thomas Horton Pitcher Wilmington Blue Rocks Philadelphia Phillies
Jacksonville Tars Red McCafferty Pitcher Lynn Red Sox Boston Red Sox
Jacksonville Tars Jack Wilkinson Shortstop Quincy Gems New York Yankees
Jacksonville Tars Ed Brown Pitcher Lynchburg Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Jacksonville Tars Joe Kaney 2nd baseman Vancouver Capilanos Vancouver
Savannah Indians Jennings Edwards Shortstop Raleigh Capitals Raleigh
Des Moines Bruins Fred Storck Outfielder Harrisburg Senators Cleveland Indians
Des Moines Bruins James Kerce Pitcher Montgomery Rebels Montgomery
Des Moines Bruins Robert Lee Outfielder Nashua Dodgers Brooklyn Dodgers
Omaha Cardinals Russ Kerns Catcher Hornell Maple Leafs Hornell
Omaha Cardinals Jim Barkley Outfielder Montgomery Rebels Montgomery
Omaha Cardinals Lou Ciola Pitcher Portsmouth Cubs Portsmouth
Pueblo Dodgers Robert Tripp 1st baseman Terre Haute Phillies Philadelphia Phillies


Rule V Draft B Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Austin Pioneers Edward Rzendzian Infielder Globe-Miami Browns St. Louis Browns
Austin Pioneers Wade Tate Outfielder Pittsfield Electrics Cleveland Indians
Austin Pioneers Richard Brown Outfielder Martinsville A's Philadelphia A's
Austin Pioneers Donald Petschow 3rd Baseman Burlington Indians Cleveland Indians
Austin Pioneers John Roatche Utility Erie Sailors New York Giants
Austin Pioneers Walter Stenborg Pitcher St. Cloud Rox New York Giants
Austin Pioneers Leandro Garcia Outfielder Águilas de Mexicali Mexicali
Gainesville Owls Roman J. Loyko Outfielder Bryan Bombers Bryan
Gainesville Owls Henry Chatellier Outfielder Gladewater Bears Gladewater
Gainesville Owls Oscar Williams Outfielder Tyler Trojans Cincinnati Reds
Gainesville Owls Claude Gray Pitcher Ogden Reds Cincinnati Reds
Gainesville Owls Ray Sanders Catcher Clovis Pioneers Clovis
Gainesville Owls George C Payte Pitcher Pampa Oilers Pampa
Greenville Majors Pedro Dunabeitia Outfielder Abbeville Athletics Abbeville
Greenville Majors Thomas Spears Pitcher Lafayette Bulls Lafayette
Greenville Majors Rocco Rotunno Pitcher Palatka Azaleas Palatka
Greenville Majors Wilbur P. Fowler Outfielder Gladewater Bears Gladewater
Greenville Majors Melvin Tappe Pitcher Henderson Oilers Washington Senators
Texarkana Bears Tince Leonard Pitcher Helena Seaporters Helena
Texarkana Bears John L. Stone Outfielder Henderson Oilers Washington Senators
Texarkana Bears Robert Hyatt Shortstop Pauls Valley Raiders Pauls Valley
Texarkana Bears Donald Cantrell Pitcher Albuquerque Dukes Albuquerque
Texarkana Bears Raymond Machado Pitcher Albuquerque Dukes Albuquerque
Waco Pirates Tom E. Anson Pitcher Fresno Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Waco Pirates Walter H. Evans Pitcher Natchez Indians Natchez
Waco Pirates John J. Baas Pitcher Muskogee Reds St. Louis Browns
Allentown Cardinals Harry Hoitsma Pitcher Oneonta Red Sox Boston Red Sox
Allentown Cardinals George Suder Shortstop Martinsville A's Philadelphia A's
Allentown Cardinals Billy Chandler 3rd Baseman Sioux Falls Canaries Chicago Cubs
Allentown Cardinals Anthony LaCroix Pitcher Fort Smith Giants New York Giants
Harrisburg Senators Douglas Hansen 2nd Baseman San Jose Red Sox Boston Red Sox
Harrisburg Senators Eugene Bobzean Shortstop Springfield Cubs Chicago Cubs
Lancaster Red Roses Bruce Smith 3rd Baseman Miami Beach Flamingos Miami Beach
Trenton Giants William Ciske Pitcher Springfield Cubs Chicago Cubs
Nashua Dodgers Tommy Lasorda Pitcher Schenectady Blue Jays Philadelphia Phillies
Nashua Dodgers Robert Kehoe Shortstop Duluth Dukes St. Louis Cardinals
Pawtucket Slaters Ben Gregory Outfielder San Bernardino Valencias San Bernardino
Pawtucket Slaters Robert German Pitcher Amarillo Gold Sox Amarillo
Springfield Cubs Martin Sebastian 2nd Baseman Tucson Cowboys Cleveland Indians
Lynchburg Cardinals Stanley Grocki Pitcher Raleigh Capitals Raleigh
Lynchburg Cardinals James Beavers Pitcher Opelika Owls Opelika
Lynchburg Cardinals Glenn Hale Outfielder Marshall Tigers Marshall
Newport News Dodgers Joseph E Adams Pitcher Martinsville A's Philadelphia A's
Newport News Dodgers Robert A White Pitcher Great Falls Electrics Great Falls
Norfolk Tars Harold Kronenberg Catcher Fresno Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Portsmouth Cubs Frank Paulin Jr Pitcher Raleigh Capitals Raleigh
Portsmouth Cubs Charles J Cuellar Pitcher Tampa Smokers Tampa
Richmond Colts Raymond Komanecky Outfielder Durham Bulls Detroit Tigers
Richmond Colts Elmer (Butch) Nieman Outfielder Topeka Owls Topeka
Anniston Rams William Revels Pitcher Tampa Smokers Tampa
Anniston Rams Gerald Owen Puffer Pitcher Fitzgerald Pioneers Fitzgerald
Anniston Rams Texal Young Pitcher Vidalia-Lyons Twins Vidalia-Lyons
Anniston Rams Wilburn Sooter Pitcher Amarillo Gold Sox Amarillo
Jackson Senators Dallas Womack 1st Baseman Greenville Bucks Greenville
Jackson Senators Robert F. Crues Outfielder Amarillo Gold Sox Amarillo
Montgomery Rebels Luis Aloma Pitcher Havana Cubans Washington Senators
Montgomery Rebels Anthony Mazurek Outfielder West Palm Beach Indians West Palm Beach
Pensacola Fliers Alvin Henencheck P/UT Raleigh Capitals Raleigh
Pensacola Fliers Joe Turk Outfielder Kinston Eagles Kinston
Pensacola Fliers Charles F. Ehlman Catcher Wilson Tobs Wilson
Pensacola Fliers Theodore Beck P/UT Albany Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Danville Dodgers Alan Thune Pitcher Ventura Yankees New York Yankees
Danville Dodgers Charles D. Pipher Pitcher Fort Smith Giants New York Giants
Decatur Commodores Robert Batten Shortstop Vandergrift Pioneers Philadelphia Phillies
Evansville Braves Harold Pfeiffer 1st Baseman Burlington Indians Cleveland Indians
Waterloo White Hawks Frederick Bell Outfielder St. Petersburg Saints St. Petersburg
Waterloo White Hawks Irving Boim Pitcher Fargo-Moorhead Twins Pittsburgh Pirates
Waterloo White Hawks Richard J. Duffy Pitcher Appleton Papermakers Philadelphia Phillies
Asheville Tourists Gene G. Sack Catcher Winston-Salem Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Asheville Tourists John Conroy 3rd Baseman Erie Sailors New York Giants
Charlotte Hornets William P. Kallaher Pitcher Opelika Owls Opelika
Charlotte Hornets Lewis P. Brock Pitcher Sparta Saints Sparta
Spartanburg Peaches Martin Todd Catcher Peekskill Highlanders St. Louis Browns
Spartanburg Peaches James A. Wilson Outfielder Sanford Spinners Sanford

Rule V Draft C Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Bakersfield Indians Robert F. Muhr Pitcher Nazareth Barons Nazareth
Bakersfield Indians Rodney Province Pitcher Pauls Valley Raiders Pauls Valley
Bakersfield Indians Rexford E. Carrow 3rd Baseman Appleton Papermakers Philadelphia Phillies
Quebec Alouettes John F. Nansteel Pitcher Peekskill Highlanders St. Louis Browns
Quebec Alouettes Orville Nesselrode Outfielder Sanford Spinners Sanford
Quebec Alouettes John P. Dopkin Pitcher Warsaw Red Sox Warsaw
Quebec Alouettes Vernon G. Shetler 1st Baseman Franklin Cubs Franklin
Trois-Rivières Royals Mickey Mihalik Pitcher Newnan Brownies Newnan
Trois-Rivières Royals Leo Blandino 3rd Baseman Hopkinsville Hoppers Hopkinsville
Trois-Rivières Royals Al Chapman Shortstop Hopkinsville Hoppers Hopkinsville
Trois-Rivières Royals John Kustich 3rd Baseman Hopkinsville Hoppers Hopkinsville
Trois-Rivières Royals Harold E. Price Catcher Hickory Rebels New York Giants
Greensboro Patriots Woodrow Bottoms Utility Sparta Saints Sparta
Martinsville A's Cecil L. Warren Pitcher Galax Leafs Galax
Martinsville A's Allen Pfeiffer Pitcher Galax Leafs Galax
Martinsville A's Robert Betz Infielder Hornell Maple Leafs Hornell
Martinsville A's Robert T. Keane Shortstop Sanford Spinners Sanford Spinners
Raleigh Capitals J.A. Edens Utility Wilmington Pirates Wilmington
Winston-Salem Cardinals Harry Raulerson Pitcher Waycross Bears Waycross
Burlington Indians Carl E. Bush 1st Baseman Muncie Reds Cincinnati Reds
Burlington Indians Donald Van Nest Outfielder Bradford Blue Wings Philadelphia Phillies
Keokuk Pirates Thomas McGhee Outfielder Warsaw Red Sox Warsaw
Kewanee A's Walter Wenclewicz Pitcher Harlan Smokies Harlan
Greenwood Dodgers Jesse James Raines Pitcher Iola Indians Iola
St. Petersburg Saints George Fultz Pitcher Waycross Bears Waycross
West Palm Beach Indians Lee Smith Catcher Alexandria Aces Alexandria
West Palm Beach Indians Herman Gilreath Pitcher Houma Indians Houma
West Palm Beach Indians Marvin Cargill Shortstop New Iberia Pelicans Pittsburgh Pirates
West Palm Beach Indians Joseph Bouchoux Pitcher Thibodaux Giants Thibodaux
West Palm Beach Indians Herbert Marshall 2nd Baseman Carrollton Hornets Carrollton
West Palm Beach Indians John A. McFadden Pitcher Sanford Spinners Sanford
Gladewater Bears Clyde Perry Shortstop Midland Indians Midland
Eau Claire Bears Robert Ries 3rd Baseman Johnson City Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Springfield Cubs Stanley Willard Utility Americus Phillies Philadelphia Phillies
Amarillo Gold Sox Thomas Howard Outfielder Americus Phillies Philadelphia Phillies
Amarillo Gold Sox Charles Stumborg Outfielder Pittsburg Browns St. Louis Browns
Amarillo Gold Sox Morris Cowser Catcher Vernon Dusters Vernon
Borger Gassers Ernest Faccio Pitcher Odessa Oilers Odessa
Borger Gassers Marion F. Grant Pitcher Lawton Giants New York Giants
Borger Gassers James Littlejohn 3rd Baseman Seminole Oilers Chicago White Sox
Lamesa Lobos Edward Melillo 3rd Baseman Midland Indians Midland
Lamesa Lobos Leo Rheingans Outfielder Odessa Oilers Odessa
Lubbock Hubbers James T. Prince 1st Baseman Midland Indians Midland
Lubbock Hubbers Joseph Wisniewski Outfielder Carbondale Pioneers Philadelphia Phillies
Lubbock Hubbers Oscar Harold Kuver Pitcher Pauls Valley Raiders Pauls Valley
Lubbock Hubbers Donald P Hensiek Pitcher Wausau Lumberjacks St. Louis Browns
Pampa Oilers Charles W. Bodine Pitcher Daytona Beach Islanders Daytona Beach
Pampa Oilers Charles Ridgeway 2nd Baseman Fitzgerald Pioneers Fitzgerald
Pampa Oilers Richard Lockwood Pitcher Pauls Valley Raiders Pauls Valley
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