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MLB 49 43 All-time All-Star Game pitcher snubs 31835405 Thrown a curveball Thrown+a+curveball MLB

Prowess on the mound doesn't always guarantee you'll be picked for the All-Star team. These 10 deserving hurlers were unfairly overlooked.

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MLB 49 43 All-time All-Star Game pitcher snubs 11367106 Mariano Rivera, 1998 Mariano+Rivera%2C+1998 MLB

Regarded as one of the greatest closers in history, Rivera has been on 12 All-Star teams so far (1997, '99, 2000, '01, '02, '04, '05, '06, '08, '09, '10 and '11). He was not chosen for the team in 1998, despite possessing All-Star numbers. He had 36 saves that season.

 

Stats at the break: 1-0, 1.14 ERA, 22 saves, 19 SO, 0.663 WHIP.

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MLB 49 43 All-time All-Star Game pitcher snubs 11367108 Daisuke Matsuzaka, 2008 Daisuke+Matsuzaka%2C+2008 MLB

Dice-K has yet to be an All-Star, but in 2008 he had the credentials. That season, his 2.90 ERA was third in the AL and his .211 batting average against led the AL for the season.

 

Stats at the break: 10-1, 2.65 ERA, 77 SO, 1.381 WHIP.

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MLB 49 43 All-time All-Star Game pitcher snubs 11367204 Justin Verlander, 2006 Justin+Verlander%2C+2006 MLB

The 2011 AL Cy Young winner and MVP is a four-time All-Star (2007, '09, '10, '11) but was not picked for the squad in 2006, the year he won AL Rookie of the Year.

 

Stats at the break: 10-4, 3.01 ERA, 69 SO, 1.175 WHIP.

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MLB 49 43 All-time All-Star Game pitcher snubs 11367103 Tom Henke, 1990 Tom+Henke%2C+1990 MLB

Henke, nicknamed The Terminator, was one of the most dominant and feared closers in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He was a two-time All-Star (1987, '95), but was overlooked in 1990.

 

Stats at the break: 0-1, 1.54 ERA (0.73 in June), 16 saves, 40 SO, 0.780 WHIP.

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MLB 49 43 All-time All-Star Game pitcher snubs 11367105 Jeff Shaw, 1997 Jeff+Shaw%2C+1997 MLB

Shaw was a reliever on two All-Star teams, but was left off the team in 1997, the year his 42 saves led the NL for the season.

 

Stats at the break: 2-0, 1.44 ERA, 18 saves, 44 SO, 0.905 WHIP.

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MLB 49 43 All-time All-Star Game pitcher snubs 11367202 Roger Clemens, 1994 Roger+Clemens%2C+1994 MLB

The Rocket made 11 All-Star squads (1986, '88, '90, '91, '92, '97, '98, 2001, '03, '04, '05) but wasn't an All-Star in 1994, the year his 2.85 ERA and 168 SO were both second in the AL. He also had an AL-leading .197 batting average against for the season.

 

Stats at the break: 7-4, 2.86 ERA, 131 SO, 1.087 WHIP.

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MLB 49 43 All-time All-Star Game pitcher snubs 11367075 Pedro Martinez, 2003 Pedro+Martinez%2C+2003 MLB

Pedro was a seven-time All-Star (1996, '97, '98, '99, 2000, '02, '05). In 2003, one of the years he was not chosen, his .215 batting average against was first in the AL, his 206 strikeouts placed him second in the AL and his 2.22 ERA led the AL.

 

Stats at the break: 6-2, 2.36 ERA, 112 SO, 1.019 WHIP.

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MLB 49 43 All-time All-Star Game pitcher snubs 11367201 Kevin Appier, 1993 Kevin+Appier%2C+1993 MLB

Starter Appier made one All-Star team (1995), but did not appear in 1993, when he collected 18 wins and had an AL-leading 2.56 ERA for the season.

 

Stats at the break: 10-4, 3.00 ERA, 105 SO, 1.209 WHIP.

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MLB 49 43 All-time All-Star Game pitcher snubs 11367107 Keith Foulke, 2004 Keith+Foulke%2C+2004 MLB

Foulke, a closer, made the All-Star team only once, in 2003. In 2004, he had All-Star numbers but was not chosen.

 

Stats at the break: 2-2, 1.53 ERA, 13 saves, 40 SO, 0.957 WHIP.

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MLB 49 43 All-time All-Star Game pitcher snubs 11367076 Tim Hudson, 2003 Tim+Hudson%2C+2003 MLB

Hudson has been named to three All-Star teams thus far (2000, '04, '10). But he missed the cut in 2003, when his season .223 batting average against was third in the AL and his 2.70 ERA was second in the AL for the season.

 

Stats at the break: 7-3, 2.71 ERA, 89 SO, 1.084 WHIP.

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