The Evolution of Baseball's Amateur Draft

@article{Staudohar2006TheEO,
  title={The Evolution of Baseball's Amateur Draft},
  author={Paul D. Staudohar and P. Lowenthal and Paul D Franklin Anthony K Lima},
  journal={NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture},
  year={2006},
  volume={15},
  pages={27 - 44}
}
The player draft in Major League Baseball began in 1965. This paper examines the reasons for the draft and how it has changed over the years. With the advent of free agency in 1975 and the growing strength of the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), the draft has played an important part in compensating teams for the loss of a free agent, and the players' union has become a participant in the determination of draft rules. There is also an interesting legal overplay to consider… 

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