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Long Islanders who were MLB All-Stars

Here is a list of all the Long Islanders to be named MLB All-Stars.

Craig Biggio, C/2B

High school: Kings Park (1984) All-Star appearances: 1991,
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High school: Kings Park (1984)
All-Star appearances: 1991, 1992, 1994-98 (Houston Astros)
Biggio, one of only two Long Island players to make the Baseball Hall of Fame, split his seven All-Star appearances between two positions -- the first three at catcher and the next four at second base.

Pete Harnisch, RHP

High school: Commack North (1984) All-Star appearances: 1991
Photo Credit: AP

High school: Commack North (1984)
All-Star appearances: 1991 (Houston Astros)
In his only All-Star appearance, Harnisch pitched the sixth inning, surrendering two hits, tallying one strikeout and, most importantly, not allowing any runs to plate.

Neal Heaton, LHP

High school: Sachem (1978) All-Star appearances: 1990 (Pittsburgh
Photo Credit: Doug Pensinger/Allsport,1991

High school: Sachem (1978)
All-Star appearances: 1990 (Pittsburgh Pirates)
Heaton earned his way onto the NL All-Stars in 1990 by posting a 3.45 ERA, just under half a point better than the league average. Unfortunately, he wasn't one of the nine pitchers to take the mound in his only mid-summer classic.

A.J. Pierzynski, C

High school: N/A All-Star appearances: 2002 (Minnesota Twins),
Photo Credit: AP

High school: N/A
All-Star appearances: 2002 (Minnesota Twins), 2006 (Chicago White Sox)
Pierzynski, who was born in Bridgehampton but attended high school in Orlando, Fla., was a two-time All-Star catcher best remembered for his time as the catcher of the White Sox World Series team. He was part of the 2002 fiasco in which the game ended in a 7-7 tie after 11 innings. Pierzynski went 0-for-3.

Pete Richert, LHP

High school: Sewanhaka (1957) All-Star appearances: 1965, 1966
Photo Credit: AP

High school: Sewanhaka (1957)
All-Star appearances: 1965, 1966 (Washington Senators)
Richert had a strong showing in his first of back-to-back All-Star appearances, going two innings with two K's and no runs. But, in his second, he got a tough-luck loss in the bottom of the 10th after giving up the winning run and only getting one out.

Joe Sambito, LHP

High school: Bethpage (1970) All-Star appearances: 1979 (Houston
Photo Credit: AP

High school: Bethpage (1970)
All-Star appearances: 1979 (Houston Astros)
Sambito notched a career-high 22 saves in 1979 for the Astros on his way to his only All-Star appearance. He came in the game in relief, getting two outs and issuing an intentional walk before being pulled.

Herb Score, LHP

High school: Valley Stream Central All-Star appearances: 1955,
Photo Credit: AP

High school: Valley Stream Central
All-Star appearances: 1955, 1956 (Cleveland Indians)
Score came out of the gate strong to start his career, posting back-to-back All-Star seasons in which he threw over 225 innings and had an ERA under 3.00. He didn't play in 1955, but in 1956 he threw one scoreless inning for the AL, who went on to win 7-3.

Bob Shaw, RHP

High school: Garden City All-Star appearances: 1962 (Milwaukee
Photo Credit: Tribune file photo

High school: Garden City
All-Star appearances: 1962 (Milwaukee Braves)
Shaw was named to the All-Star squad in 1962, his first season as a Brave. Though he was named to the team, he wasn't on the roster come game time and thus didn't play.

Frank Viola, LHP

High school: East Meadow (1978) All-Star appearances: 1988
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Otto Greule Jr

High school: East Meadow (1978)
All-Star appearances: 1988 (Minnesota Twins), 1990, 1991 (New York Mets)
A 24 game winner with a 2.64 ERA in 1988, Viola burst into his first All-Star game by getting the winning decision from two scoreless innings. He would go on to make back-to-back mid-summer classics as a Met, both of which he tossed a scoreless inning in the NL's losing effort.

Carl Yastrzemski, LF/1B

High school: Bridgehampton (1957) All-star appearances: 1963, 1965-79,
Photo Credit: AP / Anonymous

High school: Bridgehampton (1957)
All-star appearances: 1963, 1965-79, 1982, 1983
A career .285 hitter with 465 home runs, Yaz remains the most decorated of the Long Island players to make an All-Star team. He went 10-for-34 and took home the 1970 All-Star MVP trophy.

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