The All-Star Game coaching staffs are getting an injection of Mets history.
Terry Collins, Davey Johnson, Robin Ventura and John Gibbons have been selected to the coaching staffs for the All-Star Game at Citi Field on July 16.
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American League manager Jim Leyland selected White Sox manager Ventura and Blue Jays skipper Gibbons as AL coaches. National League manager Bruce Bochy chose Mets manager Collins and Nationals manager Johnson for the NL coaching staff.
Tigers manager Leyland and San Francisco skipper Bochy are managing the game because their clubs met in the 2012 World Series.
Johnson, who has managed the Nationals since taking over midseason in 2011, was the Mets' skipper from 1984-1990, leading them to their second World Series win in 1986.
Ventura, in his second season at the helm in Chicago, played for the Mets from 1999-2001, going to the World Series in 2000, and for the Yankees from 2002-2003. He batted .260 with a .360 on-base percentage and 77 home runs during three seasons in Flushing, and hit the famous "Grand Slam single."
Gibbons received his only 57 MLB plate appearances as a member of the Mets in 1984 and 1986. The catcher was taken by the Mets as the 24th overall pick of the 1980 draft.
Collins, who was also picked as a coach for the All-Star Game last season, has managed the team since 2011, going 175-209.