The final votes have been tallied and rosters are set for this week’s MLB all-star game. And in an interesting turn of event, for the first time ever, the Midsummer Classic will not have a single player from the Yankees or Red Sox in the starting lineup.
In recent memory, the teams have been littered to top-notch talent that have been widely regarded as household names. However, that’s not the case this season in terms of productivity as far as fans are concerned
In case it only seemed like the AL East was in a period of decline, this ought to prove it: For the first time in All-Star game history, the Yankees and Red Sox, combined, won’t have a single player in the American League’s starting lineup. Not one, since the brainchild of Chicago Tribune Sports Editor Arch Ward inaugurated in 1933. The lone exception: 1945, when the All-Star game was canceled because of travel restrictions related to World War II.
H/T: CBS sports