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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

All-Giants Game

It’s good news for Lotte Giants and the team’s fans. But in becoming the first side to represent all the starting positions at the All-Star game it has raised concerns that one club dominating to this extent could make the occasion less meaningful.

When the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) announced the All-Star game voting results Monday, the 10 positions, including nine regular spots and the designated hitter for the Eastern League, are all Giants players. This is the first time in the history of KBO this has happened.

Seeing as how well the San Francisco Giants did last night, surely this merely ensures Eastern League dominance.

Gamingboy Posted: July 11, 2012 at 02:29 PM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Shredder Posted: July 11, 2012 at 03:55 PM (#4180372)
What's the closest we've ever come to this in a North American sport? The best I can come up with is the 1986 NHL all-star game. The Campbell Conferece starters were Doug Wilson (Chicago), and Wayne Gretzky, Glenn Anderson, Jari Kurri, Paul Coffey, and Grant Fuhr (Oilers). Of course, that may have been partially due to ballot stuffing, but was mostly due to the fact that those guys were pretty much deserving. Somehow the all-star game was lower scoring than just about any actual Oilers game that year (4-3 in overtime). Somehow both Campbell goalies were Oilers as well.
   2. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: July 11, 2012 at 04:09 PM (#4180394)
A quick look through the NBA ASG history and it looks like 3 out of 5 is the best showing by one team. I would have expected that to be the sport with the most likely stacked roster just due to size.
   3. dr. scott Posted: July 11, 2012 at 04:14 PM (#4180399)
There is just something about Giants this year. 4 giants starters in the NL was just the tip of the Iceberg. I suspect this is some sort of sign, but Im too lazy and unmotivated to make up what it is a sign of.
   4. Gamingboy Posted: July 11, 2012 at 04:15 PM (#4180401)
There was the time that the Reds basically elected everybody so fan voting was suspended for a few years.
   5. SoSH U at work Posted: July 11, 2012 at 04:19 PM (#4180407)
There was the time that the Reds basically elected everybody so fan voting was suspended for a few years.


7 of 8, though Frick subbed Aaron and Mays for Post and Bell.
   6. cardsfanboy Posted: July 12, 2012 at 08:53 PM (#4181398)
I saw the article on here, and I had just assumed this was an Onion article or a fake article of some type making fun of the MLB all star game.
   7. cardsfanboy Posted: July 12, 2012 at 08:56 PM (#4181401)
What's the closest we've ever come to this in a North American sport?


I think an interesting question would be which team in history would have the best argument for the most starters? (after the season edition would be easiest to look up)
   8. McCoy Posted: July 12, 2012 at 09:06 PM (#4181406)
Johnny Bench
Tony Perez
Joe Morgan
Pete Rose
George Foster
Ken Griffey
Dave Concepcion
   9. cardsfanboy Posted: July 12, 2012 at 09:17 PM (#4181411)
Dang, I spaced over the Reds, my first two gut reactions were the '27 Yankees(not even close) and the '95 Indians...
2b Carlos Baerga
ss Omar Vizquel(not really going to make it, to much competition)
3b Thome
Lf Belle
CF Lofton
RF Manny
DH Eddie Murray.


Edit: or the 2006 Cardinals. :)
   10. McCoy Posted: July 13, 2012 at 12:09 AM (#4181516)
The Cubs at one point had:
Ernie Banks
Ron Santo
Billy Williams
Lou Brock
Dick Ellsworth
Larry Jackson.

Alas, Banks was over the hill, Brock was young and soon to be trade, Ellsworth had the one great season, and Jackson, well, Jackson was solid during all of that.

The 103 loss 1966 Cubs team had AS in:
Randy Hundley
Ernie Banks
Ron Santo
Don Kessinger
Glenn Beckert
Billy Williams
Dick Ellsworth
Ken Holtzman
Fergie Jenkins

Plus Robin Roberts, Curt Simmons, Larry Jackson, Harvey Kuenn, Frank Thomas, Lee Thomas, George Altman, and Bob Buhl.
   11. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: July 13, 2012 at 12:23 AM (#4181525)
Johnny Bench
Tony Perez
Joe Morgan
Pete Rose
George Foster
Ken Griffey
Dave Concepcion


Geronimo was arguably better than Perez or Griffey in 1975 and 1976
   12. Squash Posted: July 13, 2012 at 02:12 AM (#4181550)
A quick look through the NBA ASG history and it looks like 3 out of 5 is the best showing by one team. I would have expected that to be the sport with the most likely stacked roster just due to size.

60% ain't bad. In basketball though there are a limited number of shots though which are usually dispersed to a primary group of 2-3 players on a team, and scoring a ton of points is the best way to make an All-Star team.
   13. vortex of dissipation Posted: July 13, 2012 at 02:28 AM (#4181553)
Geronimo was arguably better than Perez or Griffey in 1975 and 1976.


Geronimo was the only Reds regular who didn't make the All-Star team in 1976. That year he hit .307 with a 125 OPS+, while winning a Gold Glove in centerfield, so it wouldn't be a stretch to say that having him there would have been justified.
   14. TomH Posted: July 13, 2012 at 08:24 AM (#4181601)
Campy
Hodges
Gilliam
Reese
Jacky
Amoros
Snider
Furillo

55 or 56.

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