Greater Cincinnati/NKY MLB All-Stars
Twol local high school products made the All-Star team this year: Andrew Benintendi, Royals, (Madeira) and Kyle Schwarber, Phillies (Middletown).
That got me thinking about all the former high school baseball players from the area that became MLB All-Stars. What a list. What a team we could field.
The following list includes 27 players that were named to the MLB All-Star team at least once in their career. I'd put this team up against any other region in the country.
C: Kyle Schwarber (Middletown), Steve Yeager (Meadows-Dayton)
1B: Pat Tabler (McNicholas), Leon Durham (Woodward)
2B: Josh Harrison (Princeton)
SS: Barry Larkin (Moeller), Eddie Brinkman (Western Hills)
3B: Mike Schmidt (Fairview), Buddy Bell (Moeller), Kevin Youkilis (Sycamore), Don Zimmer (Western Hills)
OF: Dave Parker (Courter Tech), David Justice (Covington Latin), Ken Griffey Jr. (Moeller) Jimmy Wynn (Taft), Lance Johnson (Princeton), Andrew Benintendi (Madeira)
Utility: Pete Rose (Western Hills)
SP: Joe Nuxhall (Hamilton), Rich Dotson (Anderson), Claude Osteen (Reading), Art Mahaffey (Western Hills), Jim Bunning (St. Xavier), Aaron Cook (Hamilton)
RP: Kent Tekulve (Hamilton-Badin), Jeff Russell (Wyoming), Bill McCool (Lawrenceburg)