Former Tiger Wilson Named an MLB All-Star
BATON ROUGE, La. - Former LSU pitcher Brian Wilson will continue the Tigers' All-Star legacy next week when he participates in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
The annual American League versus National League event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif.
Wilson, who pitched at LSU from 2001-03, is second in the National League this season with 22 saves. He is 2-0 with a 2.04 ERA in 35.1 innings, recording 15 walks and 49 strikeouts.
Wilson's selection to the NL roster marks the third straight year a former LSU player has been chosen for the mid-summer classic. Wilson represented the Giants in the 2008 All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium, and infielder Aaron Hill of the Toronto Blue Jays (AL) and outfielder Brad Hawpe of the Colorado Rockies (NL) played in the 2009 All-Star Game in St. Louis.
LSU's first All-Star was Boston Braves second baseman Connie Ryan of New Orleans, who played for the National League in 1944. New York Giants shortstop Alvin Dark of Comanche, Okla. was an NL All-Star in 1951, 1952 and 1954.
First baseman Joe Bill Adcock of Coushatta, La. represented the Milwaukee Braves on the 1960 National League roster.
Outfielder Albert Belle of Shreveport, La. was a five-time American League All-Star, representing the Cleveland Indians (1993-96) and Chicago White Sox (1997).
Right-hander Paul Byrd, a product of Louisville, Ky., pitched for the National League in 1999 as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies.
LSU's Major League All-Stars
Connie Ryan, 2B, Boston Braves (NL) - 1944
Alvin Dark, SS, New York Giants (NL) - 1951-52, 1954
Joe Bill Adcock, 1B Milwaukee Braves (NL) - 1960
Albert Belle, OF, Cleveland Indians (AL) - 1993-96; Chicago White Sox (AL) - 1997
Paul Byrd, RHP, Philadelphia Phillies (NL) - 1999
Brian Wilson, RHP, San Francisco Giants (NL) - 2008, 2010
Brad Hawpe, OF, Colorado Rockies (NL) - 2009
Aaron Hill, 2B, Toronto Blue Jays (AL) - 2009