On August 28, 1993 — The Mets sign P Kirk Presley, their top pick in this year’s amateur draft, for $960,000. The pitcher is a distant cousin of Elvis Presley. In 1999, Gerry Hunsicker will recall his decision to draft Presley: “I didn’t make one of the brightest decisions of my career when I passed on a young pitcher out of Ferrum College (Billy Wagner) and chose another who never got out of A ball.”

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