Always an All-Star: From Williamsport to the MLB All-Star Game

Over the course of the 75 years of the Little League Baseball® World Series, a number of graduates of the iconic event have gone on to prestigious careers in Major League Baseball (MLB), but only a handful have gone on to make it as an all-star both in their Little League® career and their MLB career.

Below is a list of the Little League Baseball World Series graduates who have gone on to be named to the MLB All-Star team:

Name Hometown League Year at LLBWS Year(s) at the MLB All-Star Game
Boog Powell Lakeland, Florida Orange LL 1954 1968-71
Rick Wise Portland, Oregon Rose City LL 1958 1971, 1973
Carney Lansford Santa Clara, California Briarwood LL 1969 1988
Gary Sheffield Tampa, Florida Belmont Heights LL 1980 1992-93, 1996, 1998-2000, 2003-05
Dan Wilson Barrington, Illinois Barrington LL 1981 1996
Wilson Alvarez Maracaibo, Venezuela Coquivacoa LL 1982 1997
Jason Varitek Almonte Springs, Florida Almonte Springs National LL 1984 2003, 2005, 2008
Kevin Cash Tampa, Florida Northside LL 1989 2021 (as manager)
Jason Bay Trail, B.C Trail LL 1990 2005-06, 2009
Jason Marquis Staten Island, New York South Shore American 1991 2009
Todd Frazier Toms River, New Jersey Toms River American LL 1998 2014-15
Lance Lynn Brownsburg, Indiana Brownsburg LL 1999 2012, 2021
Michael Saunders Victoria, British Columbia Gordon Head LL 1999 2016
Michael Conforto Redmond, Washington Redmond North LL 2004 2017
Jonathan Schoop Willemstad, Curacao Pabao LL 2004 2017
Cody Bellinger Chandler, Arizona Chandler National LL 2007 2017, 2019

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