Miami Hurricanes history in MLB All-Star Game

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Charles Johnson 1997 and 2001

Johnson is one of the most beloved players in the history of Miami Hurricanes baseball.  Johnson was a three-year letter winner at Miami and an All-American in 1992. An outstanding defensive catcher, Johnson led UM in home runs all three seasons in Coral Gables.

Johnson has the school record with nine triples in a season, is fifth in school history with 12 triples and ninth with 38 home runs. Johnson’s first MLB All-Star game came in the first Marlins World Championship season in 1997. He struck out in his only at-bat.

Johnson was the first out of the ninth inning against New York Yankees Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera. The Marlins traded Johnson to the Dodgers in 1998. After stints with the Orioles and White Sox he returned to the Marlins for the 2001 season.

Johnson appeared in his second and final MLB all-star game as a member of the Marlins in 2001. Johnson flew out to left field in the seventh inning against Seattle’s Jeff Nelson.

Danny Graves

Danny Graves twice made the National League All-Star team as the closer for the Cincinnati Reds. Graves was an All-American at Miami in 1994. Graves is in the top ten in several categories in school history. Graves’ 21 Saves in 1994 remain a program record. Graves made his first All-Star team in 2000.

He came on in the second inning to pitch in relief of National League starter Randy Johnson. Graves pitched one inning, allowing a hit and a strikeout. He was named to the team in 2004 but did not pitch.