Commentary

Meet the all-time AL All-Stars

Updated: July 10, 2009, 11:50 AM ET
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

Today we're back with our all-time American League All-Stars. In case you missed the National League stars, there are some rules. I had to:

• Construct a 33-man roster for each team, just like today's (pointlessly expanded) All-Star rosters;

• Choose at least one player from every team in every city: at least one Baltimore Oriole and at least one St. Louis Brown; at least one Oakland Athletic and at least one Kansas City Athletic (which wasn't easy) and at least one Philadelphia Athletic. Oh, and both versions of the Washington Senators: the version that left for Minnesota in 1961, and the version that left for Texas in 1972;

• Pick players who were All-Stars and had great seasons while with the team in question since the All-Star Game began in 1933;

• And, for the AL team, select at least one DH, since it's been included in the All-Star Game since 1989.

Otherwise, the only rules are that there aren't any rules. If I want Satchel Paige on my All-Star team, I'm going to have Satchel Paige on my All-Star team.

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