William Contreras named MLB All-Star, joins brother Willson on NL team

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For only the fifth time in history, a pair of brothers will suit up on the same All-Star team when designated hitter William Contreras of the Atlanta Braves joins Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras on the National League squad.

They will become the fifth brothers on the same All-Star team and the first since Sandy Jr. and Roberto Alomar for the AL in 1992.

"You almost can't even dream about something like that," William said when Atlanta came to town to play the Cubs in June. "But to have both brothers be All-Stars like that, I mean, it would just be unreal."

Willson, when asked about the possibility during the last Cubs home stand, said he was "speechless."

"If we can make it together, we’re both going to enjoy it a lot," Willson said. "My family would be really proud, and we would enjoy it. I’m speechless."

William Contreras, a first-time All-Star, is batting .273 with 11 homers and 22 RBIs. He was voted in on Sunday as a reserve by fellow players and was selected to start after Bryce Harper, who was elected by fans, broke his thumb for the Philadelphia Phillies in June.

Willson earned his third All-Star trip, all as an elected starter. He is batting .266 with 13 home runs and 35 RBIs.

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