On June 7, 1966, the New York Mets bypass Arizona State star and future Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson with the first pick of the free agent draft and instead select catcher Steve Chilcott. The Mets will regret the decision, as Chilcott will retire after six years in the minor leagues and never appear in a major league game. Jackson is taken with the second pick by the Kansas City A’s.

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