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The MLB All-Star Parade
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The MLB All-Star Parade

By: Dan Meade
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The best and brightest of Major League Baseball rode through the streets of Manhattan as part of the celebration for the 79th All-Star Game. For one day though, the best players in baseball weren't the focus of attention. The parade celebrated the rich and glorious history of baseball by featuring a cavalcade of Hall of Famers.

From Yogi Berra and Ralph Kiner, who were rookies in 1946, to some of the most recent players to be inducted into Cooperstown like Ryne Sandberg and Wade Boggs, the "All-Star Red Carpet Parade" featured nearly fifty of the game's best.

Walking up and down the parade route, you could hear the excitement and stories about each player as they approached - who was someone's favorite, who had whose autograph, and which player had the best season when.

Some players autographed balls that were through to them as they rode past, and others had camera-crews run up to them for quick interviews.  Others just sat back and enjoyed the experience - or looked up at the helicopters and skyscrapers above them.

The Hall of Fame greats were followed by this year's All-Star players, and in case you were wondering: yes, the New Yorker crowd did give the Boston Red Sox players a "Bronx cheer" each time they passed by.

As you scroll through the above slideshow, if you're not sure who the player is, click on the "i" button on the lower right for the caption.

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