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2017 MLB All Star Game logo

12 Julio, 2017

The Kansas City Royals can testify to the importance of home field advantage. In theory, the game mattered, even if it was an exhibition. The Cubs last had the game in 1990 and the Dodgers in 1980.

Clemente's 1967 National League silver batting championship award brought a record price of $493,500, Hunt Auctions said. It's an honor to be a part of this game.

As we marvel at Scherzer and his well-deserved status, keep Masterson in mind for his accomplishments from 69 years ago. "Guys were already taking this seriously, and they're going to take it just as seriously this year as they did in the past".

Both Florida teams tried changing their name; that didn't help. Devoutly Christian, the Judges passed that on to Aaron, as shown by his Twitter profile.

Major League Baseball expects a rebound in the percentage of African-American players. He wasn't always hitting for average, but the power was clearly there. The Washington Nationals need a closer, the New York Yankees a first baseman, the New York Mets a wrecking ball. "As a result of that, we feel the WBC is crucial as a substitute, a premiere international tournament that allows our players to play for their countries".

While pitch clocks and faster turnaround between innings are slowly creeping into the game of baseball, let us not forget why we love the game. Last year four Cubs started in the infield. He pitched three scoreless innings and allowed just 1 hit.

"At the end of the day this is something I'll never forget".

Perhaps the most surprising All-Star starter is Toronto's Justin Smoak.

"I think (Kenley) definitely sparked a fire in the fan base".

The only other Red Sox pitcher to lead the majors in K's at the break is Roger Clemens, who had 123 in 1991 and 186 in 1988.

"Every time before I faced him, he would nod his hat at me and I would do the same back at him because I knew a war was about to happen", Alonso said.

In baseball's All-Star Game, players bust tail without worrying much about busting their tails. During the Orange Bowl days, however, it felt further. He checks in at 6-foot-7, 282-pounds, off-the-charts size for a baseball player.

For the first time since the wacky tie in 2002 at Milwaukee, the league that wins the All-Star Game won't get home-field advantage in the World Series. Indians bench coach Brad Mills will manage the AL All-Stars while Francona recuperates. The Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton is the DH.

The Wild have re-signed right wing Kurtis Gabriel and goalie Steve Michalek to one-year, two-way contracts. Just one has finished with both numbers: Scherzer.

In the month of July, Jose Altuve has hit.516 with two homers, four steals, and 10 RBI. Maddon was convinced by Scherzer's proficient pre-All-Star break work to make him the starter, even if Los Angeles left-hander Clayton Kershaw was an option.

Flip a coin with this one.

This would have been Francona's third appearance as an ASG manager, after he previously won AL pennants and World Series with the Boston Red Sox in 2004 and 2007, respectively. It gave the Midsummer Classic a certain heft. People like the Marlins.

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