Sunday, July 5, 2009
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Brian McCann is going to the All-Star Game for the fourth consecutive year, doing something that not even Braves' legend Hank Aaron did.
The catcher from Duluth will be Atlanta's only representative at St. Louis on July 14. The National League and American League teams were announced Sunday.
McCann was beaten out by Yadier Molina of the Cardinals for a NL starting spot in the fan voting, but will go as a reserve after easily winning the support of his fellow players and NL managers as the top catcher.
Molina and McCann were the only catchers named to the NL squad.
Aaron was named to the All-Star Game in three of his first four seasons with the Braves in Milwaukee, while McCann has made it each of his full seasons in Atlanta.
McCann, 25, went on the disabled list early this season because of eye problems, but remains the NL's top offensive catcher. He was hitting .310 with eight homers and 33 RBIs through Saturday.