R.A. Dickey Makes First All-Star Team

Dickey leads the majors with 12 wins and could become just the second knuckleballer to start an All-Star game

By Mathew R. Warren
|  Sunday, Jul 1, 2012  |  Updated 3:38 PM EDT
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R.A. Dickey Makes First All-Star Team

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Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey was among the 66 players chosen Sunday for the All-Star game.

For Dickey, 37, it is the first time he's made the All-Star team. He leads the majors with 12 wins and could become just the second knuckleballer to start an All-Star game.

Dickey's teammate David Wright will join him on the NL team as a third-base reserve. It will be Wright's sixth time playing in the All-Star game

Shortstop Derek Jeter, second baseman Robinson Cano and outfielder Curtis Granderson of the Yankees were chosen to start in the AL. It will be Jeter's 13th appearance in an All-Star game.

Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia was selected for the AL's pitching staff, but will be replaced due to injury.

The Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton led the All-star voting with a record 11 million votes.

The All-Star game will be played on July 10 in Kansas City.

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