1976 Major League Baseball Draft

The MLB Draft 1976 was the twelfth draft, which was organized by Major League Baseball. In the first place Floyd Bannister was selected by the Houston Astros.


In the 1976 Draft the team at Arizona State University played a crucial role: Not only the selected first Floyd Bannister (of the Houston Astros ) and Ken Landreaux as the sixth player (of the California Angels ), but another ten players then managed the leap into the major League Baseball. So the team is considered one of the best university teams of all time.

But not only the team at Arizona State University has produced some talent. Of the first ten selected players all ran later on in the MLB. Among the talents that have been selected in the June draft, include Rickey Henderson of the Oakland Athletics, Alan Trammell, Jack Morris and Dan Petry of the Detroit Tigers, Wade Boggs and Bruce Hurst of the Boston Red Sox, Steve Trout of the Chicago White Sox, Leon Durham of the St. Louis Cardinals and Pat Tabler of the New York Yankees.


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