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1973
Final Record: 63-99
#2 Overall Pick Dave Winfield
#3 Overall Pick Ron Cey
 With the #2 overall pick, the Topeka Sizzlers selected outfielder Dave Winfield
With the #3 overall pick, the Topeka Sizzlers selected third baseman Ron Cey

Rookie Entry Draft Selections
#
Player
Pos.
MLB Team
1
Dave Winfield ( From SF through DVD)
OF
San Diego Padres
1a
Ron Cey
3B
Los Angeles Dodgers
1b
Darrell Porter (From MPLS)
C
Milwaukee Brewers
1c
Traded to DVD (Originally from GAS)
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---------
1d
Traded to DVD (Originally from GRE)
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---------
1e
Gene Garber (From DVD)
P
Kansas City Royals
2
Gorman Thomas
OF
Milwaukee Brewers
3
Tom Paciorek
OF
Los Angeles Dodgers
3
Tom House (From Gas)
P
Atlanta Braves
4
Larry Lintz
SS
Montreal Expos
5
Jim Merritt
P
Texas Rangers
6
Bill Gogolewski
P
Texas Rangers
7
Traded to Unadilla
----
---------
8
Mario Guerrero
SS
Boston Red Sox
9
Traded to Jersey
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9a
Cecil Upshaw (From UNA)
P
Houston Astros
10
Mike Rogodzinski
OF
Philadelphia Phillies
11
Jackie Hernandez
SS
Pittsburgh Pirates

Transactions
11/17/03:
Released pitchers Eddie Fisher, Rich Hand, Jim Panther, and Tom Timmerman, infielders Rich Reese and Hector Torres, catchers Terry Humphrey and Jeff Torborg, and outfielder Leron Lee.
11/17/03:
Announced the retirement of catcher John Bateman, infielder Mike Ferraro, outfielders Roy Foster and Ron Swoboda, and pitchers Gary Ryerson and Al Santorini.
11/28/03:
Traded first round picks in 1973 rookie draft previously acquired from Gaspee (9th overall) and Greeley (12th overall) to Death Valley for first round pick previously held by Santa Fe (2nd overall).
01/12/04:
Traded pitchers Nellie Briles and Diego Segui to Greeley Gophers for pitcher Clyde Wright, Greeley's 2nd round pick in 1974 rookie draft, and Greeley's 3rd and 4th round picks in the 1975 rookie draft.
02/08/04:
Traded Tom House and 2nd round pick in 1974 rookie draft to North Lake Ice Men for outfielder Jose Cruz.

Roster
Pitchers
No.
Name
No.
Name
13
Alexander, Doyle
48
Grimsley, Ross
36
Briles, Nellie
26
House, Tom (Traded)
33
Brown, Jackie
16
Merritt, Jim
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Burgmeier, Tom*
19
Rooker, Jim
34
Fingers, Rollie
35
Segui, Diego (Traded)
27
Foster, Alan
43
Upshaw, Cecil
32
Garber, Gene
39
Wright, Clyde
29
Gogolewski, Bill

Catchers
No.
Name
No.
Name
15
Darrell Porter
10
Suarez, Ken

Infielders
No.
Name
No.
Name
10
Cey, Ron
2
Hernandez, Jackie
12
Davis, Tommy
4
Lintz, Larry
6
Garvey, Steve
41
Sizemore, Ted
1
Guerrero, Mario
30
Thomas, Derrel
21
Hegan, Mike

Outfielders
No.
Name
No.
Name
22
Bradford, Buddy
29
Rogodzinski, Mike
20
Brock, Lou
38
Stanton, Lee
25
Cruz, Jose
44
Thomas, Gorman
31
Hovley, Steve
3
Williams, Walt
18
Kelly, Pat
51
Winfield, Dave
17
Paciorek, Tom
* Indicates Player Ineligible This Season