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MLB All-Star Game 2011: Batter up to 10 questions

A variety of work crews do their jobs as they get Chase Field ready for the MLB All-Star baseball game Saturday, July 9, in Phoenix. The All-Star game is on Tuesday, July 12. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

This year’s “Midsummer Classic” in Phoenix provides an opportunity to look back over the game’s history to gauge how much of a fan you are. Find out by taking this short quiz.

- Ross Atkin

1. Which of the following players never appeared in the All-Star Game?

Although one of baseball’s all-time greats, Ty Cobb never played in an All-Star Game simply because there was none during his career, which ended in 1928. The All-Star Game wasn’t introduced until 1933, when Chicago Tribune sports editor Arch Ward had the idea to bring the best players together for what was supposed to be a one-time spectacle held in conjunction with that year’s World’s Fair in Chicago, called the Century of Progress International Exposition.

Although one of baseball’s all-time greats, Ty Cobb never played in an All-Star Game simply because there was none during his career, which ended in 1928. The All-Star Game wasn’t introduced until 1933, when Chicago Tribune sports editor Arch Ward had the idea to bring the best players together for what was supposed to be a one-time spectacle held in conjunction with that year’s World’s Fair in Chicago, called the Century of Progress International Exposition.

Although one of baseball’s all-time greats, Ty Cobb never played in an All-Star Game simply because there was none during his career, which ended in 1928. The All-Star Game wasn’t introduced until 1933, when Chicago Tribune sports editor Arch Ward had the idea to bring the best players together for what was supposed to be a one-time spectacle held in conjunction with that year’s World’s Fair in Chicago, called the Century of Progress International Exposition.

Although one of baseball’s all-time greats, Ty Cobb never played in an All-Star Game simply because there was none during his career, which ended in 1928. The All-Star Game wasn’t introduced until 1933, when Chicago Tribune sports editor Arch Ward had the idea to bring the best players together for what was supposed to be a one-time spectacle held in conjunction with that year’s World’s Fair in Chicago, called the Century of Progress International Exposition.

Yogi Berra

 

Ty Cobb

 

Jackie Robinson

 

Darryl Strawberry

 
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