Willson and William Contreras start for the NL in the All-Star Game

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LOS ANGELES — Willson and William Contreras have had the kind of baseball careers dreams are made of. Both play the prestigious position of catcher for the legendary franchises. Both won World Series titles during their rookie seasons. And both will debut for the National League in Tuesday’s All-Star Game.

At the start of this season, however, even Willson and William Contreras didn’t think they could become the first brothers since Aaron and Bret Boone in 2003 to earn Midsummer Classic invites, let alone beat back-to-back in the start. of the National League. line up. Not this year, anyway.

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