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Willie Mays and Hank Aaron
Along with Stan Musial, Mays and Aaron share the record for most All-Star Games played, having each participated in 24. Mays, left, also holds the records for most career All-Star Game runs and hits (20 and 23, respectively). Ted Williams once said, "They invented the All-Star Game for Willie Mays."
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