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A.L. All-Star Lineup Features Few All-Time Greats, but Is Still Dangerous

Considering that the franchise has the most players in the Hall of Fame, it is no surprise that numerous Giants have been involved in the All-Star game over the years. In 1965, Juan Marichal and Willie Mays stole the show in a game that featured 15 other future Hall-of-Famers.

Tim Lincecum won't face a lineup of Harmon Killebrew, Brooks Robinson, Al Kaline, Micky Mantle, and Carl Yastremski. Then again, the 2009 National League team doesn't feature Mays, Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Pete Rose, Ernie Banks, Wille Stargell, and Billy Williams, either. And Bob Gibson, Sandy Koufax, and Don Drysdale aren't competing for Lincecum's starting spot.

Still, there are plenty of potential pitfalls in the 2009 A.L. lineup. Many of the starters are great contact hitters, and t...

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