WATCH: Javy Baez and Willson Contreras Find Out They Are First-Time All-Stars

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WATCH: Javy Baez and Willson Contreras Find Out They Are First-Time All-Stars

Chicago Cubs

Thanks to the fans – but mostly thanks to their own stellar performance – Willson Contreras and Javy Baez will be starting in the All-Star Game this year, the first appearance for each young player.

The Cubs shared a bit of the reveal to each player, learning that he’d been named a starter:

I love to see the appreciation from teammates, who know what a big deal this is – not just for these two guys, but for them, too. Everyone can share in these moments. And then also, of course, it’s an emotional recognition for two young players who have worked so hard to get where they are, and who completely deserve this honor.

https://twitter.com/javy23baez/status/1016150837540708352


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