Former Notre Dame star A.J. Pollock (2007-09) played in his first MLB All-Star Game Tuesday night.

A Social Media Look Back At Pollock's All-Star Night

July 15, 2015

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. ââ’¬” In his first Major League Baseball All-Star Game Tuesday night in Cincinnati, Ohio, former University of Notre Dame standout A.J. Pollock watched from the dugout as all-time MLB greats Hank Aaron, Johnny Bench, Sandy Koufax and Willie Mays took the field in a pre-game ceremony. The Hebron, Connecticut native then was introduced to a crowd of 43,656 before patiently waiting his turn to enter the game that was televised nationally by FOX.

That time came in the seventh inning when Pollock trotted out to his usual spot in centerfield to replace starter and Pittsburgh Pirates superstar Andrew McCutchen. While Pollock only saw one play in the field, the play allowed him to show off his defensive prowess as he sprinted to his right and made a nice snag of a Prince Fielder liner that turned an RBI single into a sac fly.

In his lone at-bat, Pollock hit a high chopper to third base off Yankees power arm Dellin Betances.

Relive more of Pollock’s night throw this social media recap:


A.J. signs autographs at the All-Star Game red carpet event:

Irish women’s lacrosse fans may recognize A.J.’s wife as former defensive standout Kate Newall, who earned four monograms and played in 69 games with 61 starts from 2009-12 after crossing the pond (Middlesex, England) to attend Notre Dame.

Pre-game interview:

National League team photo:


Hitting the cages:

Being announced to the 40,000+ in attendance and the millions watching worldwide:


Watching and waiting from the dugout:


A.J. makes his presence known quickly:


Pic from A.J.’s at-bat:

–Russell Dorn, Assistant Athletics Communications Director