Useless Info: All-Star Edition
July, 15, 2008
NEW YORK -- Welcome to the All-Star Useless Information blog. We'll do our best to keep up with all the craziness of a special evening. Here goes: WHAT'S BREWING: OK, try to name the last Brewers pitcher before Ben Sheets to start an All-Star Game. Heheheh. Trick question. There had never been one. The Elias Sports Bureau reports that of the 26 teams that have existed for at least 20 years, the Brewers were the only one that had never produced an All-Star starting pitcher. So now that we've got that group out of the way, those Tampa Bay Rays are officially on the clock. THE ONE AND ON-LEE: American League starting pitcher Cliff Lee will be delighted to know he moved into second place on the all-time list in this prestigious category: Most All-Star strikeouts by a Lee. No. 1 on that list is -- who else? -- Bill (Don't Call Me Spaceman) Lee, who pitched for the Cubs in the '30s and whiffed six in six All-Star innings in the 1938 and '39 games.
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