It’s the mid-summer tradition for all baseball fans. The All-Star game brings together some of the league’s best in all positions around the diamond.
The tradition goes back to July 6th, 1933, which was first held at Chicago’s Comiskey Park with over 47,000 in attendance.
Here is a look at some notable past and present Catholic all stars who appeared in the mid-season classic.
Connie Mack- Athletics
Tommy Lasorda- Los Angeles Dodgers
Whitey Ford- New York Yankees
Jeff Suppan- St. Louis Cardinals
Tom Glavine- Atlanta Braves
Ron Guidry- New York Yankees
Jim Bunning- Philadelphia Phillies
Trevor Hoffman- San Diego Padres
Dwight Gooden- New York Mets
Sal Bando- Milwaukee Brewers and Oakland Athletics
Jim Thome- Cleveland, Philadelphia, Minnesota, and Baltimore
Mike Sweeney- Seattle, Kansas City, and Philadelphia
Terry Kennedy- St. Louis, San Diego, Baltimore, and San Francisco
Mike Piazza- New York Mets
Yogi Berra- New York Yankees
Darrel Chaney- SS, 3B, 2B
Gil Hodges- 1B
Nap Lajoie- 1B
Craig Biggio- 2B
Johnny Evers- 2B
Derek Jeter- SS
Phil Rizzuto- SS
Brooks Robinson- 3B
Ron Santo- 3B
Let’s hope and pray this list grows for years to come.