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National League takes All-Star Game, 8-2

In the 7th annual Mid-Summer Classic(although the first that has been actually simmed in Capra), the Senior Circuit coasted to an 8-2 victory over the American League in a game held last week.

With Brett Tracy on the disabled list due to a sore shoulder, Atlanta's James Bush got the nod for the NL while Ottawa's Dennys Yamakazi led the way for the AL. Both pitchers lasted two innings and each allowed a solo home run in the 2nd, with Fargo's Harry Pascual going yard against Yamakazi and Boston's Diego Santana crushing a ball over the left-center wall to even things up.

However, the NL offense pushed ahead in the third, led by Walt Cashman and Kip White run-scoring singles, followed by Charles Jones putting the brakes on the AL offense for the next three scoreless innings. St. Louis' Hong-Gu Hyun put the game on ice with a grand slam to dead center field in the 4th. Each side pushed across lone runs in the 7th and 8th innings, but the AL managed to squeak out only three hits from the third inning on. Hyun won player of the game honors, Jones got the win, and the National League walked away with bragging rights for now.


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Hardball Dynasty'sJose Almonte
Jose Almonte
Years Active: -2 to 11
Years with North Stars: 0-11
Claim to fame: 1,496 consecutive games played (Capra record)
Awards: All-Star (1, 4), Silver Slugger (4)

Almonte was an on-base machine, with 7 seasons of .400 OBP or better. That was also his career mark and he had 7 100-walk seasons. He also scored 92 or more runs each of the first 5 seasons of Capra, and hit 38 doubles in season 4. A forearm nerve injury ended his record games-played streak, particularly impressive considering he was a catcher.

Hardball Dynasty'sWesley Wilson
Wesley Wilson
Years active: 27-41
Years with North Stars: 36-41
Claim to fame: 98 RBI on a dismal 96-loss team in 37

Wilson had a long career and finished it with 3 straight seasons hitting over .300 with the club. His .322/.381/.547 slash line at age 34 was impressive.

Hardball Dynasty'sJeffrey Brow
Jeffrey Brow
Years active: 3-13
Years with North Stars: 3-…