View Full Version : 1976-77 Re-entry Draft
02-02-2002, 04:29 PM
After 1976, the first true free-agent class hit the marketplace. At this time, the teams held a draft, with up to 12 teams, plus the team the player came from, able to select him. Next, a few questions about the free-agent class.
Who was the first player from the re-entry draft to sign, and with which team?
Which players were selected by the maximum 13 teams? (12 plus their former team)
Which players were not selected by any team?
02-02-2002, 05:17 PM
I think Bill Campbell is the answer to one of these?
02-02-2002, 05:18 PM
Mr. Campbell was the first player signed. Which team?
02-02-2002, 05:54 PM
Originally posted by sweaver
Mr. Campbell was the first player signed. Which team? Boston.
Was Reggie the one taken by the max teams?
02-03-2002, 07:13 AM
Bill Campbell, Boston.
Mr. Jackson was one of the players selected by the maximum 13 teams. Early on, there was a hot rumor he was headed to Montreal, while the Yankees concentrated on Bobby Grich and Don Baylor.
02-04-2002, 01:22 PM
Hint time: 12 players were selected by the maximum number of teams, while two were left unselected. Several of the maxed-out players have already been mentioned.
02-05-2002, 09:58 AM
02-05-2002, 02:07 PM
Six for six. Add in Campbell and Jackson and that makes 8. 4 more to go, plus the two undrafted.
02-05-2002, 03:13 PM
I need to remember all the players with the airbrushed caps on their Topps card for 1977 (excluding Blue Jays and Mariners. Boy those were good lookin' cards)
Bert Campineris was one, I think.
02-05-2002, 10:49 PM
Campy was "only" picked by 12. I counted wrong, there were 13 total, so we are missing 5: two starting pitchers, a second baseman, a catcher and an outfielder.
02-06-2002, 08:41 AM
Any hints for the guys not taken?
02-06-2002, 09:03 AM
Gullett, Cash and Tenace are correct. Two popular fellows left.
Both unpopular fellows were veteran first basemen/DHs.
02-06-2002, 09:14 AM
Was Ron Fairly on of the shunned? Ken McMullen?
02-06-2002, 12:24 PM
Neither of those, although you are warm with Fairly.
02-06-2002, 02:15 PM
It wouldn't have been Stretch McCovey would it?
Were the 1B/DH stars in their day, or just schlubs (Tony Muser type players).
Were the OF and the SP stars as well, or just middle guys that got lucky (like Dave Goltz).
Was one of the OF Lyman Bostock, or older?
02-06-2002, 06:09 PM
McCovey is correct. The other guy is similar, but right-handed and not of the same quality. The last two are pretty good players, but not Hall of Fame quality.
02-07-2002, 09:28 AM
Garry Matthews is the OF, I believe.
Woody Fryman for the P?
Was Tommy Davis the shunned one?
I'm grasping here after that.
02-07-2002, 07:40 PM
Mathews is indeed the OF. Still looking for that last SP, a frequent free agent during the 70s-80 time period.
The last of the unwanted is famous for a single-day power feat.
02-08-2002, 08:26 AM
02-08-2002, 12:44 PM
Right both times. That concludes this category.
I love expansion teams, so I'll probably post some questions about the Mariners and Blue Jays' first year.
04-18-2003, 10:40 PM
here's a good link on the expansion draft
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