If the major league managers instead of the fans picked the All-Star teams, half of the 16 starters would be different. Dave Winfield, the New York Yankee outfielder having an MVP-type year, would be one of the casualties.
Moving up in the eyes of National League managers was Darryl Strawberry. The New York Mets outfielder was a unanimous choice this year after failing to appear on a single ballot last year.Four other American Leaguers were picked by the fans but not the managers: catcher Terry Steinbach and first baseman Mark McGwire of the Athletics, outfielder Rickey Henderson of the Yankees and second baseman Paul Molitor of the Brewers.
McGwire, Henderson and Molitor, who has not played second this season, did not appear on any manager ballots.
Catcher Tim Laudner of the Twins, first baseman Don Mattingly of the Yankees, second baseman Lou Whitaker of the Tigers, and outfielders Kirby Puckett of the Twins and Mike Greenwell of the Red Sox would replace them.
In the National League, catcher Gary Carter of the Mets, first baseman Will Clark of the Giants and outfielder Vince Coleman of the Cardinals would be out. Lance Parrish of the Phillies, Andres Galarraga of the Expos and Andy Van Slyke of the Pirates would be in.
The AP survey was conducted from July 2-8. Four managers refused to vote in the AL - John McNamara of Boston, Sparky Anderson of Detroit, John Wathan of Kansas City and Tom Kelly of Minnesota. One NL manager refused to vote, Pete Rose of Cincinnati. Managers could not vote for players on their own team.
In addition to Strawberry, third baseman Bobby Bonilla of Pittsburgh was a unanimous pick in the NL. Shortstop Alan Trammell of Detroit and outfielder Jose Canseco of Oakland were unanimous choices in the AL.
Managers agreed with the fans at eight of 16 positions. Both groups chose third baseman Wade Boggs of Boston, Trammell and Canseco in the AL. In the NL they picked second baseman Ryne Sandberg and outfielder Andre Dawson of Chicago, shortstop Ozzie Smith of St. Louis, Bonilla and Strawberry.
Winfield, whom the Yankees tried to trade after his book, "A Player's Life," appeared earlier this year, was second in the AL voting by the fans, getting more than 1.7 million votes. He went into the weekend among the leaders in most offensive categories, hitting .349 with 15 home runs and 62 RBI.
Greg Maddux of Chicago was picked as starting pitcher for the NL, beating out Orel Hershier of Los Angeles, 3 1/2 votes to 2 1/2 votes. Dwight Gooden of the Mets was third with 2 1/4 votes.
Roger Clemens of Boston, the two-time Cy Young Award winner, beat World Series MVP Frank Viola of Minnesota for the AL starting spot 5-4 1/2. Several managers split their votes.
There were two one-vote races among the starting eights. Whitaker beat Marty Barrett of Boston 4-3 at second base in the AL and Van Slyke beat Willie McGee of St. Louis 6-5 for the third outfield spot in the NL.
Several managers thought players left out by the fans were having exceptional years. Doc Edwards of Cleveland said Greenwell should be an outfield starter.