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Rising to the Occasion
Stephen Cannella
June 11, 2001
Each June the major league team with the worst record in the previous season makes the first selection in the amateur draft. There have been 36 such drafts, and only two teams with the top pick—the 1989 Orioles and the '95 Angels-were in first place the day they made their choice. Through Sunday this year's leadoff team in the draft, the Twins (69-93 in 2000), was atop the American League Central by a half game and had a record of 36-18 (.667)—assuring it of the best record ever of any team to pick first. Here are the No. I choices by the teams with the next 10 best records on draft day.—David Sabino
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June 11, 2001

Rising To The Occasion

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Each June the major league team with the worst record in the previous season makes the first selection in the amateur draft. There have been 36 such drafts, and only two teams with the top pick—the 1989 Orioles and the '95 Angels-were in first place the day they made their choice. Through Sunday this year's leadoff team in the draft, the Twins (69-93 in 2000), was atop the American League Central by a half game and had a record of 36-18 (.667)—assuring it of the best record ever of any team to pick first. Here are the No. I choices by the teams with the next 10 best records on draft day.
—David Sabino

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