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Ryan, Bonds, Beltran have something in common

Nolan Ryan was selected in the 10th round of the 1965 draft, and since then all drafts that end in 5 have had some sort of significance.

Originally Published: June 6, 2005
By Alan Schwarz | Special to ESPN.com

If history is any indication, baseball's 2005 draft, which begins Tuesday afternoon, should be one of the most notable in history.

That's because the baseball draft loves any year that ends in 5. Consider this: Such years have seen the first draft ever (1965), the worst draft ever (1975), the best draft ever (1985) and a 1995 affair that stocked the NFL almost as much as it did MLB.

Here's a look at the four drafts that this year's affair will have a tough time topping:

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