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Adam Duvall becomes first former U of L player to be named MLB All-Star

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Former Louisville baseball standout turned Cincinnati Reds slugger was named a Major League Baseball All-Star on Tuesday, becoming the first University of Louisville product to earn such an honor.

Duvall, who was a star at Butler High School before becoming a Cardinal, currently ranks second in the National League in home runs with 22, and fifth in runs batted in with 59. The 27-year-old is in his first full season with the Reds after being traded from the San Francisco Giants last summer.

Duvall was an All-Big East performer at Louisville in 2009 and 2010, where he helped the Cards to a Super Regional appearance as a junior and the program's first national seed in the NCAA Tournament as a senior. He was drafted by the Giants in the 11th round of the 2010 MLB Draft, and made his debut with the club in 2014.

Big-time congrats to Adam, who has been pretty much the only good thing about being a Reds fan for the last three months.