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MLB Draft 2011: Bert Campaneris, Gaylord Perry Selected As Athletics, Giants Club Representatives

The 2011 MLB Amateur Draft will kick off in 18 days, which means the league is beginning to cross its t’s and dot its i’s in the coming weeks. One such administrative matter was the selection of representatives for each of the 30 MLB teams. This year involves a variety of Hall of Famers, former All-Stars and other notable representatives.

The Bay Area will be represented by a pair of notable players. Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylor Perry will represent the San Francisco Giants and six-time All Star Bert Campaneris will represent the Oakland Athletics. Perry spent his first ten season with the Giants after signing with the team as an amateur free agent in 1958. Campaneris spent the first 13 of his 19 big leagues seasons with the A’s. He was also signed as an amateur free agent in 1961. The first draft was not until 1965, thus neither player was drafted.

The 2011 MLB Draft will kick off at 7:00pm eastern. MLB Commissioner Bud Selig will announce all the first round picks and then club representatives in attendance will announce picks for Compensation Round A (picks 34-60).

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