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The Sporting News All-Stars
By Patrick Mondout
The Sporting News (TSN) has been naming All-Star teams for over
80 years. Between 1925 and 1960, one team was selected by a ballot of
Baseball Writers Association of America members after the season as the
Major League All-Star Team. Starting in 1961, a squad from each league was
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