this-day-in-baseball: July 6, 1989 Mike Schmid…

this-day-in-baseball:

July 6, 1989

Mike Schmidt becomes the first retired player to be elected to start an All-Star Game. The Phillies third baseman, who announced his retirement on May 29, is hitting only .203 this season and decides not to play.

Ed. Note: On vacation this week. Enjoy this classic post.