As the baseball world turns to Arizona for the 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, it is time to look back at some of the strangest All-Star selections over the last decade (plus one). From guys who barely classify as one-year wonders to players who bounced around for many years being consistently mediocre, there have been a bunch of All-Stars who will surprise you.
The thing that I found astounding while putting together this list, is that guys that were All-Stars could find themselves out of professional baseball only two years later. The ultra-competitive nature of playing a professional sport makes it a transient, or fleeting, goal that can escape one’s grasp overnight.
This list will serve as a happy reminder for some of those obscure selections who got to experience an incredible three-day baseball heaven.