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In honor of the first day of the 2015 amateur draft, today I’m going to talk about the very first pick of the very first MLB 1965 amateur draft that took place 50 years ago. The first pick of the 1965 amateur draft was center fielder Rick Monday. Coincindentally (for me) he was drafted by the Kansas City Athletics. Monday made his MLB debut with the A’s on September 3, 1966. Monday, a left-handed hitter, played with the Athletics for six years and made his first All-Star appearance in 1968, the team’s first year in Oakland. After remaining with the A’s until 1971. […]

Off-Day Fun Fact from BBST: Rick Monday

On Thursday actor and comedian Will Ferrell was a Major League Baseball player. He played at five different Cactus League stadiums with a total of ten teams for an upcoming HBO special to support the fight against cancer. The participating teams were the Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Angels, Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres. The memorbilia from Ferrell’s Cactus League extravaganza will be auctioned on MLB.com. The proceeds will go to Stand Up to Cancer and Cancer for College. Ferrell had to channel his inner […]

Will Ferrell finds his inner “Campy” to fight cancer