All-Star - Baseball Wiretap

Cleon Jones Last Represented Mets In Left At ASG

Mar 15, 2013 9:13 AM

In a rundown of each National League team's positional All-Star representatives, a few lengthy droughts were uncovered.

Cleon Jones was the last left fielder to play in the All-Star Game as a Met. That was 43 years ago, in 1969.

Believe it or not, three NL teams have never had an All-Star at a position: Marlins (center fielder), Diamondbacks (shortstop) and Rockies (catcher).

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Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Nationals, All-Star, Misc Rumor

A's Haven't Had All-Star 2B Since 1976

Mar 15, 2013 9:07 AM

In a rundown of each American League's team longest positional All-Star drought, it was uncovered that the Athletics haven't had a second baseman represent them since 1976.

Phil Garner made the All-Star team in 1976. Oakland hasn't had a positional All-Star since 2003 when Ramon Hernandez made it as a catcher.

Surprisingly, the Tigers haven't had a left fielder play in the Midsummer Classic since 1979 (Steve Kemp).

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Tags: Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, All-Star