Major League Baseball has announced that Hall of Famer George Brett and former Yankees star Bernie Williams will serve as managers for the U.S. and the World teams, respectively.
Brett, the only player inducted as a Royal into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, will act as both manager of the U.S. team and an official ambassador to Kansas City, the game's host city.
Brett played 21 years with the Royals and helped lead them to the 1985 World Series title.
"I am very excited to be managing the World Team in the Futures Game," Williams said.
"This game has grown in stature so much through the years, and it is remarkable how many of the young men who have played and starred in this game have become stars in the game today. That will be the case with hopefully many of the players I will have the honor of managing in Kansas City."
Brett, a 13-time All-Star, also managed the Futures Game in 2005, and said last month that he's looking forward to being a part of the All-Star Game again.
"I'm excited to share the city and stadium I love with today's All-Stars and baseball fans around the world," Brett said. "It's an honor to once again be a part of the Midsummer Classic and baseball's special celebration."
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