Chart: All-Star selection process history
- April 24, 2014 - 8:59 PM
SELECTION PROCESS OVER THE YEARS
1933-34: Fans vote but managers not bound to that vote.
1935: Managers select teams.
1936: Fans elect 16 players; managers select five.
1937-46: Managers select teams.
1947-57: Fans vote for eight starting positions; managers pick rest of team.
1958-69: Players, managers and coaches vote for eight starters; managers pick rest of team.
1970-2001: Fans vote for the position starters; managers pick rest of the team.
2002: MLB introduces the Final Vote, picking five candidates for the final roster spot on each team, determined by a fan vote.
2003: MLB begins using a player vote to determine one reserve at each position and a set of pitchers.
Source: “The Midsummer Classic: The Complete History of Baseball’s All-Star Game”
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