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1954
Final Record 107-47 (Eastern Division Champions)


Willie Mays, the #1 Pick in the AARBL's 1954 Inaugural Draft Figures to be a Fixture in the Chiefs' Outfield for Years to Come.

1954 Draft Selections
#
Player
Pos.
MLB Team
1
Willie Mays
OF
New York Giants
2
Ted Kluszewski
1B
Cincinnati Reds
3
Richie Ashburn (From CAR)
OF
Philadelphia Phillies
3
Traded to Carolina
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4
Traded to Carolina
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5
Carl Furillo
OF
Brooklyn Dodgers
6
Traded to Carolina
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7
Bobby Avila
2B
Cleveland Indians
8
Harvey Haddix
P
St. Louis Cardinals
9
Alvin Dark
SS
New York Giants
10
Vern Law
P
Pittsburgh Pirates
10
Don Hoak (From CAR)
3B
Brooklyn Dodgers
11
Gene Conley
P
Milwaukee Braves
12
Jim Hegan
C
Cleveland Indians
13
Charlie Maxwell
OF
Detroit Tigers
14
Sal Maglie
P
New York Giants
15
George Kell
3B
Chicago White Sox
16
Jim Lemon
OF
Washington Senators
17
Cal Abrams
OF
Baltimore Orioles
18
Tom Poholsky
P
St. Louis Cardinals
19
Jim Finigan
3B
Philadelphia Athletics
20
Bob Porterfield
P
Washington Senators
20
Mickey McDermott (From CAR)
P
Washington Senators
21
Paul Minner
P
Chicago Cubs
22
Phil Cavarretta
1B
Chicago White Sox
23
Steve Ridzik
P
Philadelphai Phillies
24
Russ Meyer
P
Brooklyn Dodgers
25
Toby Atwell
C
Pittsburgh Pirates
26
Bob Greenwood
P
Philadelphia Phillies
27
Howie Pollet
P
Chicago Cubs
28
Dave Pope
OF
Cleveland Indians
29
Ray Katt
C
New York Giants
30
Sam Dente
SS
Cleveland Indians
31
Bobby Young
2B
Baltimore Orioles
32
Phil Rizutto
SS
New York Yankees
33
George O'Donnell
P
Pittsburgh Pirates
34
Billy Consolo
INF
Boston Red Sox
35
Bob Kuzava
P
Baltimore Orioles

Transactions

06/30/03:
Acquired Carolina Grays' 1st (1st overall) & 10th (100th overall) round picks in 1954 draft for Peoria's 1st (7th overall) & 3rd (27th overall) round picks in 1954 draft.
07/02/03:
Acquired Carolina Grays' 3rd (21st overall) and 20th (200th overall) picks in 1954 draft to r Peoria's 4th (34th overall) and 6th (54th overall) picks in 1954 draft.
09/20/03:
Acquired Johnny Sain and a 10th round pick in the 1955 rookie draft from North Bend Tadjers for a 6th round pick in the 1955 rookie draft. In oder to make room for Sain on the roster, the Chiefs release Pitcher George O'Donnell.

Roster

Pitchers
No.
Name
No.
Name
22
Conley, Gene
34
Meyer, Russ
26
Greenwood, Bob
25
Minner, Paul
42
Haddix, Harvey
33
O'Donnell, George
51
Kuzava, Bob
23
Poholsky, Tom
32
Law, Vern
16
Pollet, Howie
35
Maglie, Sal
29
Porterfield, Bob
21
McDermott, Mickey
37
Ridzik, Steve

Catchers
No.
Name
No.
Name
11
Atwell, Toby
8
Katt, Ray
4
Hegan, Jim

Infielders
No.
Name
No.
Name
2
Avila, Bobby
43
Hoak, Don
44
Cavarretta, Phil
7
Kell, George
3
Consolo, Billy
18
Kluszewski, Ted
19
Dark, Alvin
10
Rizzuto, Phil
36
Dente, Sam
5
Young, Bobby
15
Finigan, Jim

Outfielders
No.
Name
No.
Name
17
Abrams, Cal
53
Maxwell, Charlie
1
Ashburn, Richie
24
Mays, Willie
6
Furillo, Carl
34
Pope, Dave
14
Lemon, Jim