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The Royals’ magnificent seven All-Stars

Kansas City Royals players and coaches joined All-Star manager Ned Yost on the field with their 2015 All-Star jerseys before Saturday’s baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.
Kansas City Royals players and coaches joined All-Star manager Ned Yost on the field with their 2015 All-Star jerseys before Saturday’s baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium. JSLEEZER@KCSTAR.COM

In Sunday’s paper, The Kansas City Star published a special section ahead of Tuesday’s All-Star Game and it had a number of stories that will get you ready for the Midsummer Classic in Cincinnati. If you haven’t had a chance to pick up the paper, here are the stories you’ll want to read.

▪  ALEX GORDON is the best Royal since George Brett, writes Sam Mellinger.

▪  WADE DAVIS transformed himself into one of the best relief pitchers in baseball by continuing to sharpen his mind and body, writes Andy McCullough

▪  SALVADOR PEREZ’s combination of play and playfulness make him a revered Royal, writes Vahe Gregorian

▪  LORENZO CAIN has his eye on winning a Gold Glove, writes Sam Mellinger

▪  NED YOST is in the All-Star Game to win it, writes Blair Kerkhoff

▪  KELVIN HERRERA stands tall on the mound for the Royals, writes Andy McCullough

▪  ALCIDES ESCOBAR has brought stability to shortstop, a position that has troubled the Royals for years, writes Blair Kerkhoff

▪  MIKE MOUSTAKAS is the people’s choice as he was chosen as the American League’s final All-Star, writes Jeff Rosen

▪  SEVEN ALL-STARS is a testament to the incredible turnaround of a long-slumbering franchise and its victory-starved fan base, writes Vahe Gregorian

▪  BO JACKSON’S home run in the 1989 All-Star Game is one of the top moments in Royals’ All-Star Game history, writes Blair Kerkhoff

▪  The 1982 Royals tied a team record with five All-Stars. That record is done, but here's a look back at that 1982 team from Pete Grathoff

Royals pitcher Wade Davis soaks in the All-Star a

Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas reflects on the All-Star experience in Cincinnati on Monday.

Royals Pitcher Wade Davis on All-Star manager Ned Yost.

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