Selecting MLB's Fan-Favorites All-Star Team

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Selecting MLB's Fan-Favorites All-Star Team
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The Oakland Athletics love Mariano Rivera enough to give him big money...and a surfboard?

MLB fans develop unique criteria for determining their favorite ballplayers, but certain current stars meet everyone's standards.

Players' personal characteristics and on-field accomplishments resonate with a large chunk of the baseball-loving population, earning these athletes recognition on the following team.

How do we quantity admiration?

By recent All-Star voting results? Jersey and merchandise sales? Anecdotes of selflessness?

All of the above, plus gritty and athletic styles of play, generally keep us captivated.

Here then are those individual players who have mass appeal, both on the mound and in their everyday roles. 

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