St. Louis Cardinals’ Albert Pujols, Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera to participate in 2022 MLB All-Star Game

Sluggers Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals and Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers will compete in the 2022 All-Star Game, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Friday.

Pujols, Cabrera and Hall of Famer Hank Aaron are the only players in MLB history to have 3,000 hits, 500 homers and 600 doubles.

“I am delighted that Albert Pujols and Miguel Cabrera have agreed to participate in the All-Star Game,” Manfred said in a statement. “Albert and Miguel are two of the most accomplished players of their generation. They have also represented the baseball traditions of the Dominican Republic and Venezuela with excellence over the past two decades. Albert and Miguel are two all-time greats whose performances justify this special recognition.”

It’s the 11th All-Star selection for Pujols, who is in his 22nd MLB season. The 42-year-old ranks fifth in MLB history with 683 homers and ninth with 3,326 career hits.

“If there’s one game that fans can use to celebrate history and longevity, it’s the All-Star Game,” said Chicago White Sox manager Tony LaRussa, who was Pujols’ manager in St. Louis for seven years was. “Something like that [being selected to participate in the All-Star Game]I’m all for it.”

Cabrera, 39, hit 3,000 career hits earlier this season. He will appear in his 12th All-Star Game.

The All-Star Game takes place on Tuesday, July 19 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

The 2022 MLB All-Star Selection Show airs Friday nights at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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