1955 Rule V Draft

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The major league 1955 Rule V Draft was held November 28 in Columbus, OH, while the minor league phase was held November 29-30 in the same city (Open, AAA, AA, and A on the 29th, B and C on the 30th). Only 68 players total were drafted by the major and minor league clubs. 10 players were drafted by major league teams at a cost of $115,000, while minor league teams selected 58 players at a cost of $186,450. Open classification teams drafted 6 players, AAA teams drafted 9 players, AA teams drafted 12 players, A teams drafted 12 players, B teams drafted 16 players, and C teams drafted 3 players. Included in the 68 drafts were 3 "delayed" picks, 1 by the AAA Charleston Senators and 2 by the B Hagerstown Packets. Additionally 1 umpire was selected by the minor league Provincial League.

Connie Grob was the first pick in the major league portion of the draft.

Rule V Draft Major league Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Baltimore Orioles Bob Boyd 1st baseman Rochester Red Wings St. Louis Cardinals
Boston Red Sox none -- -- --
Chicago White Sox none -- -- --
Cleveland Indians none -- -- --
Detroit Tigers Joe Presko Pitcher Omaha Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Kansas City A's William Troy Herriage Pitcher Oakland Oaks Oakland
New York Yankees none -- -- --
Washington Senators Connie Grob Pitcher Montreal Royals Brooklyn Dodgers
Brooklyn Dodgers none -- -- --
Chicago Cubs Monford (Monty) Irvin Outfielder Minneapolis Millers New York Giants
Chicago Cubs Vito Valentinetti Pitcher Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto
Cincinnati Reds none -- -- --
Milwaukee Braves Lou Sleater Pitcher Columbus Jets Kansas City A's
New York Giants Steve Ridzik Pitcher Seattle Rainiers Seattle
Philadelphia Phillies none -- -- --
Pittsburgh Pirates Jack McMahan Pitcher Denver Bears New York Yankees
St. Louis Cardinals Billy Muffett Pitcher Los Angeles Angels Chicago Cubs

Rule V Draft Open class Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Hollywood Stars Bob Ruck Infielder Birmingham Barons New York Yankees
Los Angeles Angels Johnny Goryl 3rd baseman San Antonio Missions Baltimore Orioles
Los Angeles Angels George Freese 3rd baseman New Orleans Pelicans Pittsburgh Pirates
Sacramento Solons George Risley Infielder Augusta Tigers Detroit Tigers
Seattle Rainiers Arnie Atkins Pitcher Shreveport Sports Shreveport
Seattle Rainiers Ken Landenberger 1st baseman Colorado Springs Sky Sox Chicago White Sox


Rule V Draft AAA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Charleston Senators Hal Woodeshick Pitcher Dallas Eagles New York Giants
Charleston Senators James Daley Outfielder Houston Buffaloes St. Louis Cardinals
Indianapolis Indians David Mann Outfielder Fort Worth Cats Brooklyn Dodgers
Minneapolis Millers Dick Strahs Pitcher Memphis Chicks Chicago White Sox
Minneapolis Millers Fernando Rodriguez Pitcher Atlanta Crackers Milwaukee Braves
Minneapolis Millers Valmy Thomas Catcher St. Jean Canadians Pittsburgh Pirates
Omaha Cardinals Dick Getter Outfielder Dallas Eagles New York Giants
Rochester Red Wings Edwin Mayer Pitcher Albany Senators Albany

Rule V Draft AA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Mexico City Tigres Jess Duran Outfielder Pocatello Bannocks Pocatello
Birmingham Barons Milt Graff 3rd Baseman Williamsport Grays Pittsburgh Pirates
Mobile Bears Jesse Rogers Outfielder Johnstown Johnnies New York Giants
Nashville Volunteers Don Strichek Infielder Schenectady Blue Jays Philadelphia Phillies
New Orleans Pelicans Bennie Crumpton Infielder Quincy Gems New York Yankees
Beaumont Exporters Bill Gabler 1st Baseman Pueblo Dodgers Brooklyn Dodgers
Dallas Eagles Maynard Thiel Pitcher Jacksonville Braves Milwaukee Braves
Dallas Eagles George Prescott Outfielder Williamsport Grays Pittsburgh Pirates
Houston Buffaloes William Englehart Pitcher Reidsville Phillies Philadelphia Phillies
San Antonio Missions Gary Kolod Pitcher Fayetteville Highlanders Cleveland Indians
San Antonio Missions Richard Mitchener Pitcher Reading Indians Cleveland Indians
Tulsa Oilers Jim Dunn Pitcher Lincoln Chiefs Pittsburgh Pirates

Rule V Draft A Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Binghamton Triplets Curtis Hardaway 3rd Baseman Pampa Oilers Pampa
Elmira Pioneers Donald Catchot Outfielder Peoria Chiefs St. Louis Cardinals
Johnstown Johnnies Raoul Santos Pitcher Evansville Braves Milwaukee Braves
Williamsport Grays Elias Osorio 1st Baseman Amarillo Gold Sox Amarillo
Augusta Tigers Horace Garner Outfielder Evansville Braves Milwaukee Braves
Columbia Reds Jerry Karczewski 3rd Baseman Winnipeg Goldeyes St. Louis Cardinals
Jacksonville Braves Gordon Bloomfield Shortstop Harlingen Capitals Harlingen
Des Moines Bruins Carroll Gholson 3rd Baseman Carlsbad Potashers Carlsbad
Des Moines Bruins Robert Pascal 1st Baseman Abilene Blue Sox Abilene
Lincoln Chiefs Richard Drain Outfielder Amarillo Gold Sox Amarillo
Pueblo Dodgers Ken Rowe Pitcher Terre Haute Tigers Detroit Tigers
Sioux City Soos Roberto Vea Outfielder Cananea Mineros Cananea

Rule V Draft B Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Corpus Christi Clippers Alfredo Meza? 2nd Baseman Cananea Mineros Cananea
Waco Pirates Richard Walega Pitcher Idaho Falls Russets Detroit Tigers
Kinston Eagles Tommy Munoz 1st Baseman Stockton Ports Stockton
Newport News Dodgers Ed Strichek Pitcher Idaho Falls Russets Detroit Tigers
Newport News Dodgers Don Lumley OF/1B Visalia Cubs Visalia
Burlington Bees Tommie Roberson Catcher Pocatello Bannocks Pocatello
Cedar Rapids Raiders John Schieffer Pitcher Winnipeg Goldeyes St. Louis Cardinals
Cedar Rapids Raiders Lyle Krall Shortstop Fresno Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Cedar Rapids Raiders Dan Gatta Catcher Boise Braves Milwaukee Braves
Terre Haute Tigers Donald Meadows Shortstop Butte?
Clovis Pioneers Gordon Thomas 1st Baseman Globe-Miami Miners Globe-Miami
Lubbock Hubbers Oswaldo Alvarez 2nd Baseman Hobbs Sports Hobbs
Lubbock Hubbers Alfredo Jimenez Outfielder Midland Indians Midland
Plainview Ponies Richard Hutzler Catcher Roswell Rockets Roswell

Rule V Draft C Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Eau Claire Braves Robert Arendt Pitcher Daytona Beach Islanders Daytona Beach
Great Falls Electrics Gene Marinacci 1st Baseman Decatur Commodores St. Louis Cardinals
Quebec Braves Hank Hemmerly Pitcher Moultrie Reds Cincinnati Reds

Rule V Draft Delayed Selections[edit]

Selecting team Class Player Position Team Organization
Charleston Senators AAA Benjamin Downs Outfielder Nashville Vols Cincinnati Reds
Hagerstown Packets B Waldo Gonzalez 3rd Baseman St. Petersburg Saints St. Petersburg
Hagerstown Packets B John Cuesta Catcher St. Petersburg Saints St. Petersburg


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