On This Date 6/7/1966

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The New York Mets make one of the biggest draft blunders in MLB history. Holding the top pick, the Mets select catcher Steve Chilcott from Lancaster, California. Chilcott never gets above AAA before retiring in 1972. The Mets passed over Reggie Jackson out of Arizona State, who went second in the draft to the Kansas City Athletics. Jackson would become one of baseball’s premier sluggers, and a Hall of Famer.

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