Re: Remembering the 1969 Seattle Pilots: Mariners to Turn Back the Clock this Sunday 7/9
June 9, 1962: Signed by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent.
November 26, 1962: Drafted by the Washington Senators from the Cleveland Indians in the 1962 first-year draft.
August 4, 1964: Sent by the Washington Senators to the Baltimore Orioles to complete an earlier deal made on March 31, 1964. The Washington Senators sent a player to be named later to the Baltimore Orioles for Buster Narum. The Washington Senators sent Lou Piniella (August 4, 1964) to the Baltimore Orioles to complete the trade.
March 10, 1966: Traded by the Baltimore Orioles to the Cleveland Indians for Cam Carreon.
October 15, 1968: Drafted by the Seattle Pilots from the Cleveland Indians as the 28th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.
April 1, 1969: Traded by the Seattle Pilots to the Kansas City Royals for Steve Whitaker and John Gelnar.
December 7, 1973: Traded by the Kansas City Royals with Ken Wright to the New York Yankees for Lindy McDaniel.
So, what was the "first year draft" mentioned in 1962?
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