On October 15, 1968 — 1968 – In the American League expansion draft, pitcher Roger Nelson is selected first by the Kansas City Royals and first baseman Don Mincher is the first choice of the Seattle Pilots. The National League held its draft yesterday.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference October 15
National Pastime October 15
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
SABR Games Project
Replay The Game