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Six All-Stars in 1979 - Angels All-Star Moments!

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Six Angels were named to the 1979 All Star Team. Don Baylor and Nolan Ryan were starters but it was Brian Downing who got caught up in the most iconic All-Star moment of that era in that game.

Why the Royals Collapsed: Lessons from The Machine

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"First thing they did was trade Tony Perez before the '77 season. They figured that Dan Driessen was ready to be the everyday first baseman (and he had a very good 1977 season) but the general feeling among players on that team is that they lost a lot when Perez was traded. For one thing, he was the most respected player on that team. And for another, I think the general feeling was that when Perez was traded that management no longer cared about keeping the team together. I'm not sure how any of us can measure psychological effects, but there certainly was a feeling among the Reds players -- even 30-plus years later -- that something fundamentally changed when they traded Perez." -- Joe Posnanski (interviewed by Rob Neyer) Ross Gload = Tony Perez, of course.

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