Red Sox Lead The MLB With Six Players Going To The All-Star Game
The Boston Red Sox will be represented by six players at the Summer Classic on July 14 as Tim Wakefield received his first All-Star selection in 17 seasons.
Wakefield joins Josh Beckett and Jonathan Papelbon as the three Sox pitchers to be selected as Kevin Youkilis, Jason Bay, and Dustin Pedroia were the three position players selected with the latter two picked as starters.
Boston has the most players selected for the All-Star game with six with the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Mets in second with four players selected each. Many worried that Wakefield would not get the nod due to his high ERA and knuckleball status. Fortunately for Wakefield and the Sox, baseball fans thought otherwise and voted for the 42-year-old.