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Heads Of the '85 Draft Class
Rebecca Sun
August 02, 2010
What appears to be a sea of slack-jawed twentysomethings is in fact a sizable sampling of the 78 players who were selected in the first rounds of the NBA, MLB and NFL drafts 25 years ago. Their ranks include a Fridge and an X-Man, Dream Teamers and bush leaguers, a record-setting home run hitter and the greatest receiver of all time. The following pages offer a closer look (and a little after-the-draft math) at the careers—sporting (753 combined seasons at the top level) and beyond—of these first-rounders.
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August 02, 2010

Heads Of The '85 Draft Class

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17. Brian McRae, OF, Kansas City Royals

18. Joe Magrane, LHP, St. Louis Cardinals

19. Mike Cook, RHP, California Angels

20. Gregg Jefferies, IF/OF, New York Mets

21. Dan Gabriele, RHP, Boston Red Sox

22. Rafael Palmeiro, 1B, Chicago Cubs

23. Joey Cora, 2B, San Diego Padres

24. Dave Masters, RHP, Chicago Cubs

25. Greg David, OF, Toronto Blue Jays

26. Randy Nosek, RHP, Detroit Tigers

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