June 2, 1987:The Reds select Oklahoma University pitcher Jack Armstrong in the first round of the amateur draft.

Armstrong looked like money in the bank when he reached the majors in 1988, at age 23, and started the 1990 All Star game. But after a 7-13 season and a 5.48 ERA in 1991, the REds traded him. Armstrong never won another game after age 28. Other futhre major leaguers chosen by the Reds included Freddie Benavides in the second round, Reggie Sanders in the 7th, Butch Henry in the 15th, Milt Hill in the 28th, Tim Costo in the 41st, and Glenn Sutko in the 45th.

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