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THESE MEN FOR SALE

Sept. 09, 1968
Sept. 09, 1968

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Sept. 9, 1968

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College Football 1968
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People
Canoeing
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Blue Chipper
Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

THESE MEN FOR SALE

The final weeks of this baseball season are going to add up to something after all: $22.5 million. Once again baseball is expanding, this time to Montreal, San Diego, Seattle and even back to Kansas City, a town it only recently departed. But who is to play and where? Under expansion plans of both the American and National Leagues, each of the 20 existing teams must submit a list of its basic roster of 40 top major and minor league players to the new members of the lodge after the conclusion of the World Series. In the first round only 15 of the 40 can be protected against selection. Each player chosen in the American League will cost $175,000 and each in the National an estimated $200,000. Once a player is selected on the first round, the existing teams can protect three more players. Ultimately each new franchise will stock itself with 30 players, some old and some blue, some young and some through, and some—unlike those who went in the earlier expansion drafts in 1960 and 1961—remarkably good. They include well-known names not yet eligible for Medicare as well as problem performers who have played more towns than 'The Glass Menagerie.' The rarest talent to come by for the new teams will be catchers, shortstops and centerfielders, and several clubs with a plentiful supply of the best young performers—the Oakland Athletics, Houston Astros, New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals—are expected to be hardest hit. The teams, of course, have tried to keep secret the names of their best-known available players. Too bad. Here they are.

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NATIONAL LEAGUE

BEST YEAR

1968

ATLANTA

Tito Francona

.363 (1959)

.295

Bob Johnson

.348 (1967)

.273

Deron Johnson

.287 (1965)

.214

Ken Johnson

16-10 (1965)

5-8

Milt Pappas

16-7 (1964)

10-10

CHICAGO

Jim Hickman

.257 (1964)

.233

Jack Lamabe

7-4 (1963)

3-2

Dick Nen

.260 (1965)

.188

Willie Smith

.301 (1964)

.275

Al Spangler

.285 (1962)

.269

CINCINNATI

Jerry Arrigo

7-4 (1964)

.117

Bob Lee

9-7 (1965)

2-4

Billy McCool

6-5 (1964)

3-4

Don Pavletich

.319 (1965)

.280

Chico Ruiz

.255 (1966)

.242

HOUSTON

John Bateman

.279 (1966)

.246

Ron Brand

.244 (1966)

.143

John Buzhardt

13-8 (1965)

4-4

Mike Cuellar

16-11 (1967)

6-9

Denny Lemaster

17 11 (1964)

10-12

LOS ANGELES

Hank Aguirrc

16-8 (1962)

1-2

Bob Bailey

.281 (1964)

.230

Ken Boyer

.329 (1961)

.278

Jim Grant

21-7 (1965)

5-4

Zoilo Versalles

.273 (1965)

.198

NEW YORK

Don Cardwell

13-10 (1965)

7-12

Ed Charles

.288 (1962)

.286

Al Jackson

9-4 (1967)

3-6

Ed Kranepool

.269 (1967)

.248

Dick Selma

2-1 (1965)

9-8

PHILADELPHIA

Clay Dalrymple

.276 (1962)

.184

Dick Farrell

10-2 (1957)

3-5

Dick Hall

11-8 (1965)

4-1

Larry Jackson

24-11 (1964)

12-16

Bill White

.324 (1962)

.226

PITTSBURGH

Chris Cannizzaro

.311 (1964)

.133

Donn Clendenon

.301 (1965)

.253

Manny Jimenez

.301 (1962)

.311

Ron Kline

7-1 (1967)

.11-3

Jose Pagan

.289 (1967)

.198

ST. LOUIS

Phil Gagliano

.254 (1966)

.227

Larry Jaster

11-5 (1966)

8-11

Dick Schofield

.333 (1960)

.227

Ed Spiezio

.219 (1966)

.159

Ron Willis

6-5 (1967)

2-2

SAN FRANCISCO

Bob Bolin

14-6 (1965)

7-4

Ty Cline

.302 (1964)

.215

Jim Davenport

.297 (1962)

.219

Hal Lanier

.274 (1964)

.183

Ray Sadecki

20-11 (1964)

12-14

AMERICAN LEAGUE

BEST YEAR

1968

BALTIMORE

Wally Bunker

19-5 (1964)

2-0

Moe Drabowsky

6-0 (1966)

2-4

Andy Etchebarren

.221 (1966)

.243

Pete Richert

15-12 (1965)

6-2

Fred Valentine

.276 (1966)

.215

BOSTON

Jerry Adair

.284 (1962)

.233

Joe Foy

.262 (1966)

.229

Elston Howard

.348 (1961)

.241

Floyd Robinson

.312 (1962)

.235

Lee Stange

12-5 (1963)

4-5

CALIFORNIA

George Brunet

13-13 (1966)

13-13

Sammy Ellis

22-10 (1965)

9-9

Chuck Hinton

.310 (1962)

.194

Ed Kirkpatrick

.242 (1964)

.229

Paul Schaal

.244 (1966)

.210

CHICAGO

Cisco Carlos

2-0 (1967)

4-12

Tommy Davis

.346 (1962)

.261

Jack Fisher

12-11 (1960)

7-8

Ron Hansen

.261 (1964)

.202

Leon Wagner

.317 (1958)

.255

CLEVELAND

Larry Brown

.255 (1963)

.229

Eddie Fisher

15-7 (1965)

4-2

Jimmie Hall

.285 (1965)

.211

Lou Johnson

.272 (1966)

.244

Russ Snyder

.313 (1959)

.240

DETROIT

Wayne Comer

.333 (1966)

.143

Don McMahon

7-2 (1958)

4-1

Ray Oyler

.207 (1967)

.138

Joe Sparma

16-9 (1967)

8-10

John Wyatt

10-7 (1967)

2-4

MINNESOTA

Bob Miller

10-8 (1963)

0-3

Jim Perry

18-10 (1960)

8-6

Frank Quilici

.208 (1965)

.246

Rich Rollins

.307 (1963)

.234

Al Worthington

11-7 (1958)

3-5

NEW YORK

Ruben Amaro

.264 (1964)

.128

Rocky Colavito

.303 (1958)

.205

Jake Gibbs

.258 (1966)

.219

Charlie Smith

.266 (1966)

.237

Fred Talbot

11-11 (1966)

1-9

OAKLAND

Danny Cater

.296 (1964)

.273

Dick Green

.264 (1964)

.258

Mike Hershberger

.279 (1963)

.250

Phil Roof

.209 (1966)

.175

Diego Segui

9-6 (1963)

5-2

WASHINGTON

Bernie Allen

.269 (1962)

.235

Frank Bertaina

7-6 (1967)

5-12

Bob Humphreys

7-3 (1966)

4-5

Cap Peterson

.248 (1965)

.206

Ed Stroud

.212 (1967)

.238