Flashing their bright orange spikes and booming bats, the San Francisco sluggers keyed a five-run blitz against Justin Verlander in the first inning that sent the National League to an 8-0 romp over the American League.
Manager Tony LaRussa picks injury replacements for Giancarlo Stanton & Ian Desmond.
A baseball superstar since his heroic performance on the diamond during the playoffs last October, the 2011 NLCS and World Series MVP gives the Redbirds a total of five representatives next week at Kansas City.
“You couldn’t write a bad lineup. These guys are all stars,” La Russa said. “But just to play around and see what the different combinations are, someone has to hit seventh, eighth and ninth, and that’s a difficult thing with these guys.”
Retired Cardinals manager will add to fan selections for National League’s entry in July 10 classic.
The Honus Wagner card was sold for one-million, 232-thousand, 466 dollars.
It’s finally baseball time. Kevin Wheeler gives his final preview thoughts before the 2012 St. Louis Cardinals season begins on Wednesday in Miami against the Marlins. He also talks some Rams football with Jim Thomas.
This will mark the second time that a retired manager will lead an All-Star squad. Hall of Fame manager John McGraw retired following the 1932 season and managed the N.L. squad in the first Midsummer Classic in 1933.
The Nationals won two in a row for the first time since taking three straight from 1994-96.