Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a comprehensive list of every Honorary Captain named to an All-Star squad, a practice started by Major League Baseball in 1975.
"The 1930s also saw an effort to apply the principles of business to baseball, especially in the area of advertising and promotional techniques. The first major breakthrough came in 1933 with the institution of the All-Star Game." - Richard Crepeau in Baseball: America's Diamond Mind (University of Florida Publishing, July 1980)
In Chronological Order / All-Star Game Official Spokesperson
Honorary Captains without a link were not former Major League baseball players and we've put a small note next to them as an identifier.
The All-Star Game Honorary Captains list includes more than forty members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, seven former Major League players who are not in the Hall of Fame and one spouse of a Hall of Famer.
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