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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.



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.


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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