On June 8 1978 — 1978 – Bob Horner, the College Player of the Year, is selected first in the free-agent draft by the Atlanta Braves. He will go straight to the major leagues, the first number one overall pick to do so.

 


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Sources:

Baseball Reference June 7

SABR Games Project

National Pastime June 8

Hall of Fame

Replay The Game

Retro Sheet