VORG Amateur Draft-themed Crossword Puzzle

Thursday is the annual Amateur Draft.  To celebrate, the VORG presents this “Amateur Draft”-themed crossword puzzle. As always you can solve it online here, and print out a PDF version of it.

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Across
1. Mike ___, 1st overall pick in 1970
5. ___ Wawa, role for Gilda Radner
9. Ray ___, 7th overall pick in 1965
14. ___ a one
15. Numbered work
16. Justin ___, 1st overall pick in 2005
17. Nickname of former NBA center Wayne Rollins
18. Brewery fixture
19. Paris divider
20. Giving someone the legal right to vote
23. Modern: Ger.
24. ___ Willie Keeler
25. Eric ___, 3rd overall pick in 2011
28. ____ Bundy, 4th overall pick in 2011
30. “___ Brockovich”
32. A pint, maybe
33. Sequel to “Twilight”
36. ___ Nixon, 3rd overall pick in 1979
37. Opening track on Steely Dan’s “Countdown to Ecstasy”
39. Mickey ____, All-Star catcher for 1940s Brooklyn Dodgers
41. ___ Otsuka, saved 32 games for Rangers in 2006
42. A ball traveling at high speed, either batted or thrown (slang)
43. ___ Perkins, Twins’ 1st-round pick in 2004
44. Matt ____, Cardinals’ Opening Day 2014 starter at 1B
48. “Grand Slam” version of this ended 1999 NLCS game 5
50. HOFer Lajoie
52. By way of
53. The quality of something that continues without end or interruption
57. Joe ___, 1st overall pick in 2001
59. ___ Michael, Twins’ 1st round pick in 2011
60. Burden
61. Break down, in a way
62. Aforementioned
63. Con
64. Devil’s domain
65. Sea eagle
66. Rob ___, “three true outcomes” player of 80s and 90s

Down
1. Aim
2. Jim ___, lead actor in “Ernest” movie series
3. Angry
4. Observer
5. Bret, Aaron, Bob or Ray
6. Abreast (of)
7. Matt ___, 1st overall pick in 2004
8. ___ Spumante
9. Jazz-rock, for example
10. Some tournaments
11. Marks resembling the wounds of crucified Christ
12. Baseball’s Moises vis-a-vis Felipe
13. Charlotte-to-Raleigh dir.
21. Like some grasses
22. Literally, “way of the gods”
26. ___ Grba, 1st pick of Los Angeles Angels in 1960 Expansion Draft
27. Hi-___ graphics
29. Soon, to a bard
30. Biology lab stain
31. Bookbinding leather
34. Chicago ____, 1915 Federal League champs
35. ____ Moore, 1st overall pick in 1981
36. “Metamorphoses” poet
37. Tofu
38. Snares
39. Miguel Cabrera’s 1.078 led MLB in 2013
40. ___-Yin Chen, Orioles starting pitcher 2012-4
43. Angry looks
45. 2100 Woodward ___ (Comerica Park address)
46. Treat badly
47. Mackey ___, former Mets catcher
49. Nickname of former Harlem Globetrotter Hubert Ausbie
50. Phil ___, 1st overall pick in 1992
51. “All kidding ___…”
54. “… or ___!”
55. Shakespearean king
56. L’Étoile du ___, Minnesota’s motto
57. Fastball meas.
58. One step below The Show (abbr.)

SOLUTION BELOW THE CUT

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