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Atlanta Braves History: Rico Carty was first write-in All-Star (July 7, 1970)

Rico Carty, the National League’s leading hitter, becomes the first player voted to play in the All-Star Game as a write-in candidate on July 7, 1970. The Braves outfielder name was left off the ballot that was drawn up by managers and general managers before the start of spring training.

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