On June 7, 1966 — The A’s select future Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson in the first round (2nd pick) of the amateur draft. The Mets, with the first overall pick, choose Steve Chilcott, a high school catcher who will never play a day in the major league.


photo, Reggie Jackson, an outfielder from Arizona State, sits with Kansas City Athletics executive Vice President Ed Lopat after signing a contract for $85,000 after the A’s selected him with the number 2 pick in the draft. He would lead the A’s to the 1972-1974 World Series titles