Major league All-Star namings began in July 1933. Fans have generally participated in the selection of the players who fill the AL and NL All-Star rosters; managers, players, and coaches have also made choices in the selection process during various seasons. Between 1935 and 1946, each All-Star team’s manager selected their entire teams; in 1945, the scheduled All-Star Game was canceled due to travel restrictions during World War II and no players were officially named. From 1959 through 1962, All-Stars played in two All-Star Games each season.[4] On January 29, 1936, Babe Ruth became the first of the original thirty-six All-Stars to be inducted in the National Baseball Hall of Fame; twenty original All-Stars are enshrined in the Hall of Fame. Hank Aaron holds the record for the most All-Star namings (21) and the most All-Star Game appearances (25)

HISTORIC EVENTS IN ALL STAR GAME HISTORY