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October 10th

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1961 The three-round National League expansion draft begins at the circuit's headquarters in Cincinnati when the Colt .45s select former Giant shortstop Eddie Bressoud, and the Mets pick Hobie Landrith, a catcher who also played for San Francisco last season. Houston and New York choose 16 players, two from each of the existing clubs, at 75,000 per player, adding two/three more players at $50,000 in round two, and then in the final round picking four players from a premium list at $125,000 apiece, costing the new owners a staggering $3,650,000 for 45 players of questionable talent.

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