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Baltimore Orioles Become First Team in History to Earn This Incredible All-Star Honor

By meerna Jul10,2024
Baltimore Orioles Become First Team in History to Earn This Incredible All-Star Honor

Jordan Westburg was announced Tuesday as Rafael Devers’ successor to the All-Star Game, making the Baltimore Orioles the first team in baseball history to earn that distinction, according to MLB.com’s Sarah Langs:

With Jordan Westburg, Gunnar Henderson and Adley Rutschman, the 2024 O’s are the first team to have three All-Star players playing in their third career season or earlier

thanks @AndrewSimonMLB

The O’s young talent is certainly a target of every baseball executive’s affection and is a major reason why Baltimore currently leads the American League East. The O’s won 101 games last year, but their current record gives them hope that they can bring the organization its first World Series since 1983.

All three players are having great seasons, and Henderson looks like the favorite to win American League MVP honors. He already has 27 home runs entering Wednesday’s game. Westburg is averaging .281 with 15 home runs and 50 RBIs, while Rutschman is averaging .286 with 16 home runs and 59 RBIs. He’s already one of the league’s top catchers.

The Orioles will be back in action on Wednesday night when they take on the Chicago Cubs at Camden Yards. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 pm ET with rookie Shota Imanaga pitching for the Cubs and former Cy Young winner Corbin Burnes pitching for the Orioles.

Imanaga has dipped since his hot start, but is still 7-2 with a 3.16 ERA. Burnes is 9-3 with a 2.32 ERA.

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