Quirky All-Star stuff:
• Dave Engle and Tom Brunansky were back-to-back Twins All-Stars and wound up as brothers-in-law, marrying sisters.
• The first year of naming an All-Star MVP was 1962— Leon Wagner of the Angels and Maury Wills of the Dodgers. Why two? This was last of four years when two All-Star Games were played.
• Rod Carew hit two triples in 1978. L.A.'s Steve Garvey (single, triple) was the MVP. The NL won … but two triples? Come on.