Zimmerman chosen for first All-Star Game
After the first half of the 2009 season in which he's hit 13 home runs, 47 RBI, and a .293 average thus far, Washington Nationals third baseman and UVA alum Ryan Zimmerman has made his first All-Star Game. Major League Baseball made Zimmerman's selection official when it unveiled the National League roster on Sunday, July 5. Zimmerman will be a reserve on the NL squad, chosen by the team's manager, Charlie Manuel of the Philadelphia Phillies. The player recently christened "Magnum Z.I." by the Washington media takes the field at New Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Tuesday, July 14.
–file photo by Jen Fariello