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Baseball Trivia Question

What 1993 Rochester Aces outfielder, and current independent baseball team manager, was the first position player signed by a MLB franchise out of the the independent leagues?

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Answer:

Kash Beauchamp

He was also the #1 overall pick in the January 1982 MLB Draft.  Future Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett was the #3 player taken in the same draft
http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Kash_Beauchamp
http://www.baseball-reference.com/draft/?year_ID=1982&draft_round=1&draft_type=janreg&query_type=year_round


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