1971 Major League Baseball Draft
Get 1971 Major League Baseball Draft essential facts below. View Videos or join the 1971 Major League Baseball Draft discussion. Add 1971 Major League Baseball Draft to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
1971 Major League Baseball Draft
1971 Major League Baseball draft
Danny Goodwin
Chicago White Sox
First round selections24
← 1970
1972 →

First round selections

= All-Star = Baseball Hall of Famer

The following are the first round picks in the 1971 Major League Baseball draft.[1]

* Did not sign

Other notable selections

= All-Star = Baseball Hall of Famer


Round Pick Player Team Position
2 29 George Brett Kansas City Royals Shortstop
2 30 Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies Shortstop
3 65 Ron Guidry New York Yankees Pitcher
4 78 Jerry Mumphrey St. Louis Cardinals Shortstop-Outfielder
7 143 Warren Cromartie Chicago White Sox Outfielder
7 151 Larry Andersen Cleveland Indians Pitcher
12 264 Mike Caldwell San Diego Padres Pitcher
15 346 Mike Flanagan* Houston Astros Pitcher
25 582 Roger Williams Atlanta Braves Outfielder
33 699 Steve Bartkowski* Kansas City Royals First Baseman
39 764 Joe Theismann* Minnesota Twins Shortstop
42 776 Keith Hernandez St. Louis Cardinals First Baseman

* Did not sign


The June 1971 draft was a productive one, even though none of its top ten choices yielded players who would have memorable major league careers. Selected in the regular phase were future all-stars Jim Rice (Boston, 1st round), Frank Tanana (California, 1st round), George Brett (Kansas City, 2nd round), Ron Guidry (New York Yankees, 3rd round), Rick Rhoden (Los Angeles, 1st round), Mike Schmidt (Philadelphia, 2nd round) and Keith Hernandez (St. Louis, 42nd round). In the secondary phase, Burt Hooton (Chicago Cubs, 1st round), Steve Rogers (Montreal, 1st round) and Steve Busby (Kansas City, 2nd round) were chosen.

Pitcher Mike Flanagan was selected in the 15th round of the June regular phase by Houston, but enrolled at the University of Massachusetts. One of the more interesting highlights of the June draft was that five quarterbacks were selected including future NFL stars Jim Plunkett, Archie Manning, Dan Pastorini, Steve Bartkowski, Joe Theismann and Condredge Holloway, who went on to have a career in the Canadian Football League, where he was awarded Most Outstanding Player while playing for the Toronto Argonauts.

Danny Goodwin, the nation's top pick, could not agree to terms with the White Sox and became the first top choice who did not sign a contract, instead choosing to attend Southern University in Baton Rouge. Four years later, Goodwin was again selected first overall, this time by the Angels.


  1. ^ "MLB First Round Draft Picks - 1971". Retrieved .
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/draft/baseball-draft.php?yr=1971

External links


  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.

  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.



Music Scenes