It has been a special season thus far from the Orioles and they will send five representatives including three starters to play in the mid-summer classic in 2013.
It is great to see the Baltimore Orioles are finally back on baseballs radar after so many down years. Prior to last season the Orioles haven’t had more than one All-Star since the 2005 season.
Baltimore center fielder Adam Jones will travel to his third All-Star game in his career where he will start. Shortstop J.J. Hardy will hold down his position making his second appearance in the summer classic, his first in an Orioles uniform.
Perhaps the biggest story for the orange and black before the break this year is the bat of first baseman Chris Davis. Davis will get the start at first base for the A.L. and finished with 8,272,243 fan votes. Davis is the second first-time All-Star to lead the voting, joining Seattle outfielder Ichiro Suzuki (2001).
Davis furthered his cause for making the All-Star roster on Sunday when he hit his 37th homerun of the year joining Reggie Jackson for the most home runs hit before the break in American League history.
Young phenom third baseman Manny Machado will join his teammates in New York where he is slated to be a reserve behind the Tigers Miguel Cabrera. Machado is having a decent season where he leads MLB in doubles hit and is among the top ten in the league in hits.
Pitcher Chris Tillman has been named as a replacement for Justin Verlander, who’s starting today for the Tigers. This is the first All-Star selection for Tillman, 25, who’s 11-3 with a 3.95 ERA in 19 starts this season, with 89 strikeouts in 111 2/3 innings.
Below is a look at the history of the Baltimore Oriole’s players selected to the All-Star Game.
|2012||Adam Jones, Jim Johnson, Matt Wieters|
|2005||Miguel Tejada, Melvin Mora, B.J. Ryan, Brian Roberts|
|2000||Cal Ripken, Mike Bordick|
|1999||Harold Baines, B.J. Surhoff, Mike Mussina|
|1998||Cal Ripken, Rafael Palmeiro, Roberto Alomar|
|1997||Cal Ripken, Randy Myers, Brady Anderson, Roberto Alomar|
|1996||Cal Ripken, Brady Anderson, Roberto Alomar|
|1994||Lee Smith, Cal Ripken, Mike Mussina|
|1993||Cal Ripken, Mike Mussina|
|1992||Cal Ripken, Brady Anderson, Mike Mussina|
|1990||Cal Ripken, Gregg Olson|
|1989||Cal Ripken, Mickey Tettleton|
|1987||Terry Kennedy, Cal Ripken|
|1986||Eddie Murray, Cal Ripken, Don Aase|
|1985||Eddie Murray, Cal Ripken|
|1984||Eddie Murray, Cal Ripken, Mike Boddicker|
|1983||Eddie Murray, Cal Ripken, Tippy Martinez|
|1981||Ken Singleton, Eddie Murray, Scott McGregor|
|1980||Al Bumbry, Steve Stone|
|1979||Ken Singleton, Don Stanhouse|
|1978||Eddie Murray, Mike Flanagan, Jim Palmer|
|1977||Ken Singleton, Jim Palmer|
|1976||Mark Belanger, Bobby Grich|
|1974||Bobby Grich, Mike Cuellar, Brooks Robinson|
|1973||Paul Blair, Brooks Robinson|
|1972||Bobby Grich, Jim Palmer, Pat Dobson, Dave McNally, Brooks Robinson|
|1971||Jim Palmer, Don Buford, Mike Cuellar, Boog Powell, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson|
|1970||Jim Palmer, Mike Cuellar, Davey Johnson, Dave McNally, Boog Powell, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson|
|1969||Paul Blair, Davey Johnson, Dave McNally, Boog Powell, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson|
|1968||Davey Johnson, Boog Powell, Brooks Robinson|
|1967||Andy Etchebarren, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson|
|1966||Steve Barber, Andy Etchebarren, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson|
|1965||Milt Pappas, Brooks Robinson|
|1964||Luis Aparicio, Brooks Robinson, Norm Siebern|
|1963||Luis Aparicio, Steve Barber, Brooks Robinson|
|1962||Jim Gentile, Milt Pappas, Brooks Robinson, Hoyt Wilhelm|
|1961||Jackie Brandt, Jim Gentile, Brooks Robinson, Hoyt Wilhelm|
|1960||Chuck Estrada, Jim Gentile, Ron Hansen, Brooks Robinson|
|1959||Gus Triandos, Billy O’dell, Jerry Walker, Hoyt Wilhelm, Gene Woodling|
|1958||Gus Triandos, Billy O’dell|
|1957||Gus Triandos, George Kell, Billy Loes|
Stats obtained from ESPN MLB
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