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Most Good-to-great Ballplayers Eventually Make The Grade, But Not These 10

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KIRK GIBSON 1988
Los Angeles Dodgers' Kirk Gibson #23 gestures to the crowd after hitting a home run during the World Series against the Oakland Athletics at Dodger Stadium on October 15, 1988 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Athletics 5-4 in game 1 of the series. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) | Getty

Just about every great player in modern history has played in at least one All-Star Game, as have most of the really good players and a fair number of just-OK players. All-Star rosters are huge, after all, and the rules are designed to select a wide range of players, including the lone "team representative" of some hapless organization. Over 1,600 different players have appeared in an All-Star Game since 1933, so the net has been cast pretty wide.

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