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06/17/2009 12:30 PM ET
American League, National League All-Star Game staffs announced
Manuel Names Hometown Skipper La Russa Along with Torre, Who Will Return to St. Louis;
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American League All-Star manager Joe Maddon of the Tampa Bay Rays and National League All-Star manager Charlie Manuel of the Philadelphia Phillies have announced the managers who will serve as their coaches at the 80th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 14 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

Maddon has appointed Kansas City Royals manager Trey Hillman and Seattle Mariners skipper Don Wakamatsu as the AL coaches. Maddon participated in the 2003 All-Star Game while serving as the bench coach of the Angels. Maddon's Tampa Bay coaches - Tom Foley (third base), Steve Henderson (hitting), former St. Louis Cardinals All-Star and 1982 World Series Champion George Hendrick (first base), Jim Hickey (pitching), Dave Martinez (bench) and Bobby Ramos (bullpen) - will comprise his staff. Toronto Blue Jays head trainer George Poulis and Oakland Athletics head athletic trainer Steve Sayles will round out the AL staff.

Manuel has named Tony La Russa, who has the most wins of any St. Louis Cardinals manager in history, and Los Angeles Dodgers skipper Joe Torre, a nine-time NL All-Star who represented the Cardinals in four Midsummer Classics and was the manager of the club from 1990-1995, as the NL coaches. La Russa has been an All-Star manager five times and led the NL as manager in 2005 and 2007. Torre is a six-time AL All-Star manager. As manager of the Cleveland Indians, Manuel served as a coach for Torre at the 2002 All-Star Game and participated in two Midsummer Classics (1996 and 1998) as Cleveland's hitting coach. Manuel's Philadelphia staff - Mick Billmeyer (bullpen), Rich Dubee (pitching), Davey Lopes (first base), Pete Mackanin (bench), Sam Perlozzo (third base) and Milt Thompson (hitting) - will assist with batting practice and other field duties, while Cardinals head athletic trainer Barry Weinberg and Chicago Cubs director of athletic training Mark O'Neal will tend to the NL All-Stars.

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