Draft Records in Cooperstown
Whether it’s a revered player like Derek Jeter or an unknown prospect whose dream fell short, Scrafford said the Pfister collection can help researchers bring draft day stories to life.
“If you’re a researcher, especially one who is writing biographies on specific players, these will help you trace back to where that player began,” she said. “Some players were drafted but didn’t initially sign, and these give you a sort of paper trail.
“If you’re looking at the history of Major League Baseball and the draft, this really gives you an eye-opener to exactly how things were done.”