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SEEING STARS
Stephen Cannella
July 05, 1999
Filling out an All-Star ballot, SI begs to differ with the fans
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July 05, 1999

Seeing Stars

Filling out an All-Star ballot, SI begs to differ with the fans

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FANS: Matt Williams, Diamondbacks
SI: Williams

Washed up? Williams (.324, 21 homers, 70 RBIs) has crushed critics with the best first-half numbers of his 13-year career.

SS

FANS: Barry Larkin, Reds
SI: Larkin

As the Mets' Rey Ordo�ez darted, dove and dashed his way into the hearts of Ozzie Smith fans everywhere, Larkin quietly put up fantastic numbers (.312, nine homers, 50 RBIs) plus solid defense.

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FANS: Mike Piazza, Mets
SI: Mike Lieberthal, Phillies

In a banner year for backstops—including Piazza, the Pirates' Jason Kendall, the Brewers' Dave Nilsson (page 48) Lieberthal gets the edge for his glove work and surprisingly potent wood (.328, 17 homers).

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