1980 Major League Baseball Draft

The MLB Draft 1980 Draft was the 16th, which was organized by Major League Baseball. In the first place Darryl Strawberry was selected by the New York Mets.


The Draft 1980 was characterized mainly by the choice Darryl Strawberrys in the first place by the New York Mets, which is one of the most scandalous player in the history of Major League Baseball. In addition to his sporting achievements, such as the eight-time participation in the MLB All- Star Game and four times winning the World Series, he fell again and again with drug scandals and physical violence, and he was repeatedly blocked by the MLB for a long time. With Kelly Gruber of the Cleveland Indians and Glenn Wilson of the Detroit Tigers also two other All-Star players were drafted in the first round.

Less than players because as manager Terry Francona is known ( 22 players, Montreal Expos ). Francona since 2004 manager of the Boston Red Sox and has won them two World Series titles. As manager of the Oakland Athletics Billy Beane (New York Mets 23 players ) made ​​a name. His active career was less successful.

Turner Gill, who was selected in the second round than a total of 36 players from the Chicago White Sox, later became a professional football player and coach. He was later active including as assistant coach of the Green Bay Packers from the National Football League.