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2nd Rounder Dan Plesac gets drafted in 1980

June 6, 2016

By telegram. As his Twitter account points out, no smartphones back then.

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Text:

Congratulations. You are hereby notified that the St. Louis Cardinals National Baseball Club selected your name in the second round regular phase of the Rule 4 summer free agent selection meeting for the purpose of negotiating a professional baseball contract.

By baseball rules, this club has exclusive rights to negotiate with you, and it must iniatiate [sic] negotiations with you within fifteen days after the conclusion of the free agent meeting.

We trust you will give serious consideration to a career in professional baseball. You can expect to be hearing from our scout shortly.

Sincerely,

Paul S. Fauks, Administrative Assistant, Minor League/Scouting

Plesac went to NC State instead and was then drafted by the Brewers in the first round in  ’83. 3x All Star ended up in, among other spots, TO:

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