First round draft picks in June, 1972 were, from left, Cordova High School’s Jerry Manuel of Cordova and Mike Ondina and Joel Bishop of McClatchy.
First round draft picks in June, 1972 were, from left, Cordova High School’s Jerry Manuel of Cordova and Mike Ondina and Joel Bishop of McClatchy. DICK GILMORE Bee archive
First round draft picks in June, 1972 were, from left, Cordova High School’s Jerry Manuel of Cordova and Mike Ondina and Joel Bishop of McClatchy. DICK GILMORE Bee archive
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Major League Baseball draft takes big leap from ’72 to ’16

June 13, 2016 5:55 PM

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Joe Davidson has covered sports for The Sacramento Bee since 1988. He's an award-winning authority on high school sports, specializing in going behind the scenes to report on what makes teams and athletes unique. Though Davidson has been accused of being a graduate of Del Oro, De La Salle, Elk Grove, Franklin, Grant, Granite Bay, Jesuit, Oak Ridge, Rocklin, St. Francis and many other local schools, he attended high school in Oregon, where he participated in football and track.

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