Fighting Irish Athletics | July 8, 2015
For the second time in two years, the University of Notre Dame baseball program has a representative in the Major League Baseball All-Star game, as former standout and current Arizona Diamondbacks centerfielder A.J. Pollock (2007-09) was selected as a reserve for the National League in a vote by his fellow baseball players around MLB. The announcement came Monday (July 6) evening.
"I've run into a couple of players along the way the last two weeks that kind of went out of their way to tell me they voted for me and they were really pulling for me to get into the All-Star Game," Pollock told Steve Gilbert of MLB.com. "For me, just them saying that was pretty neat. To be voted in based on the players in general, that's cool for me."
Pollock joins former Notre Dame two-sport star Jeff Samardzija (2004-06) in being the most recent MLB All-Star game representatives. Samadzija represented the National League in 2014 after being traded from the Chicago Cubs to the Oakland Athletics just before the Midsummer Classic.
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