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Salvador Perez climbs list of Royals with most All-Star game starts

Fans voted Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer (left) and catcher Salvador Perez to start for the American League in the 2016 All-Star Game on July 12 in San Diego.
Fans voted Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer (left) and catcher Salvador Perez to start for the American League in the 2016 All-Star Game on July 12 in San Diego. jsleezer@kcstar.com

Catcher Salvador Perez and first baseman Eric Hosmer were the top vote-getters at their positions and will start for the American League team in the All-Star Game on July 12 in San Diego. For Perez, it will be his third start. Only George Brett has more starts among Royals players. Hosmer will be making his first start.

With Perez and Hosmer voted into the AL starting lineup, the Royals are expected to have multiple starters for the fifth time in club history.

In addition, Perez became the third Royal to lead the American League in most votes received, joining Brett in 1981 and Bo Jackson in 1989.

Here is the history of Royals in the All-Star starting lineup. It does not include players who were voted into the lineup but replaced because of injury.

1973

CF Amos Otis

1B John Mayberry

1976

3B George Brett

1977

3B George Brett

1978

3B George Brett

SS Fred Patek

1979

3B George Brett

2B Frank White

C Darrell Porter

1981

3B George Brett

1982

3B George Brett

1983

3B George Brett

1984

3B George Brett

1985

3B George Brett

1987

P Bret Saberhagen

1989

LF Bo Jackson

1991

DH Danny Tartabull

2000

RF Jermaine Dye

2014

C Salvador Perez

2015

C Salvador Perez

SS Alcides Escobar

RF Lorenzo Cain

2016

C Salvador Perez

1B Eric Hosmer

Blair Kerkhoff: 816-234-4730, @BlairKerkhoff

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