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Mike Adamson from the Chronology
Jul 1, 1967 - The Orioles lose to Cleveland 6-0. John O'Donoghue wins in relief. Mike Adamson makes his ML debut for Baltimore: he is the first draftee to bypass the minors and go straight to the majors though he'll make it to the minors next year.
Jun 7, 1967 - The last-place Yankees have the first pick in the free-agent draft and use it to take Ron Blomberg. With the next pick the Cubs tap SS Terry Hughes who will have just 86 ML at bats. All 20 first-round picks are high school players and only 11 will eventually reach the major leagues including John Mayberry (#6 Astros) Jon Matlack (Mets) Wayne Simpson (#8 Reds) Ted Simmons (#10 Cards) and Bobby Grich (#20 Orioles). The O's take Don Baylor with their 2nd pick then in the secondary phase select P Mike Adamson. Adamson will leap directly to the O's debuting July 1 the first player in draft history to bypass the minors. Other selections today include Dusty Baker (26th round Braves) Jon Matlack (1st round Mets) Steve Yeager (3rd round Dodgers) and Richie Zisk (3rd round Pirates) The Phils strike out as none of their picks will reach the majors.