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81.4 percent -- Rate at which Pirates relievers are stranding inherited runners. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the 10 teams since 1990 that stranded 77-plus percent of inherited runners averaged 97 wins.

"I just think it's really cool to see everyone line up along the baselines in all the different uniforms. It's very impactful. You get everything, all in one night." -- Hurdle, who managed the 2008 NL squad, on what makes baseball's All-Star Game so unique and special.

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