Gausman becomes 13th former LSU player to be named MLB All-Star

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 07: Kevin Gausman #34 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the top of the first inning at Oracle Park on September 07, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

BATON ROUGE, La. – San Francisco Giants pitcher Kevin Gausman has been named to the 2021 National League All-Star team, becoming the 13th former LSU player to be designated an MLB All-Star.

The MLB All-Star Game will be held on Tuesday, July 13, at Coors Field in Denver. The selection of Gausman marks the sixth straight time – beginning in 2015 – that a former LSU player has been chosen for the All-Star Game. The All-Star Game was not played in 2020 to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gausman, who pitched at LSU in 2011 and 2012, is in his ninth MLB season and his second with the Giants. The native of Centennial, Colo., earned first-team All-America honors at LSU in 2012, and he was selected in the first round of the MLB Draft by the Baltimore Orioles.

He is 8-2 this season as a starting pitcher for the Giants with a 1.68 ERA and 116 strikeouts in 101.2 innings. Gausman has pitched in 219 MLB games during his nine-season career with the Orioles, the Atlanta Braves, the Cincinnati Reds and the Giants.

The Giants have the best record in the big leagues this season – 53-30 (.639) – and they have a 0.5 game lead in the NL West over the reigning World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers.

Below is a complete listing of LSU’s MLB All-Stars:

LSU’s Major League All-Stars
Connie Ryan, 2B, Boston Braves (NL) – 1944
Alvin Dark, SS, New York Giants (NL) – 1951-52, 1954
Joe Bill Adcock, 1B, Milwaukee Braves (NL) – 1960
Albert Belle, OF, Cleveland Indians (AL) – 1993-96; Chicago White Sox (AL) – 1997
Paul Byrd, RHP, Philadelphia Phillies (NL) – 1999
Brian Wilson, RHP, San Francisco Giants (NL) – 2008, 2010, 2011
Brad Hawpe, OF, Colorado Rockies (NL) – 2009
Aaron Hill, 2B, Toronto Blue Jays (AL) – 2009
DJ LeMahieu, 2B, Colorado Rockies (NL)- 2015, 2017; New York Yankees (AL) – 2019
Will Harris, RHP, Houston Astros (AL) – 2016
Aaron Nola, RHP, Philadelphia Phillies (NL) – 2018
Alex Bregman, 3B, Houston Astros (AL) – 2018, 2019
Kevin Gausman, RHP, San Francisco Giants (NL) – 2021

(Press release provided by LSU Athletics).

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