The numbers are all pretty eye-catching. Throughout the history of the MLB, there’s one phrase that no one wants attached to their resume: “All-Star snub.”
Yet, many are forced to deal with that label no matter how prolific their counting numbers were. At times, it’s ostensible that missing out on an All-Star Game or two is inevitable. There are simply too many great young players on the come-up, making their way through the ranks. And coincidentally, there are loads of older players with plenty left in the tank who are anxious to prove their worth.
With a long list of names to choose from, who are the greatest players to ever step foot on an MLB diamond to never make the All-Star squad?
There were a lot of variables that went into this list. While things such as longevity and consistent great play over a long amount of time were heavily weighed, so we’re short but dominant stretches as well. There were a ton of great players to choose from, but we’ve narrowed down our list to 25. Every single one of these players never got their just due in the form of All-Star voting. Now, we’ll acknowledge that at some point in their careers, they should’ve been given the nod.
Now, let’s take a look at our first All-Star snub.