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On July 23, 1974, Steve Garvey of the Los Angeles Dodgers collects a single and double to lead the National League to a 7-2 victory in the All-Star Game. Garvey, who was not listed on the All-Star ballot, becomes only the second player to be selected as a starter as a write-in candidate. In 1970, Rico Carty of the Atlanta Braves became the first write-in All-Star.