Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 1970
July 9th, 2012 by slangon

For the third year in a row, three Mets were named to the National League All-Star team in 1970.

Buddy Harrelson was named to his first All-Star team in 1970, proof that the All-Star team wasn’t always based on offense.

Gil Hodges had the honor of managing the National League All-Star team thanks to the Mets winning the World Series the year prior. Of course, All-Star games were nothing new to him as he was named to the team 8 times as a player.

Once again, Tom Seaver was named to the N.L. All-Star squad. This was the first time he got the start, however. I’m sure that had nothing to do whatsoever with the fact that his manager was in charge. He pitched well, going 3 innings while giving up 1 hit and striking out 4 (Luis Aparicio, Frank Robinson, Harmon Killebrew and Frank Howard). Unfortunately, he did not factor in the decision.

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