Javy Báez is only the third player in major league history to start an All-Star Game at both shortstop and second base, the first to ever do so in consecutive seasons …
Javy joins Bobby Grich and Granny Hamner as the lone players to start an All-Star Game at both shortstop
and second base … Grich did so once at shortstop (1972) and twice at second base (1976, 1982), all in the A.L., while Hamner did so once at shortstop (1952) and once at second base (1954) in the N.L.
Willson Contreras is the first Cubs catcher to start consecutive All-Star games since Gabby Hartnett in 1936-37.
Kris Bryant is now one of only three third basemen in franchise history to earn at least three All-Star nods, joining Ron Santo (nine times,1963-66, 1968-69, 1971-73) and Stan Hack (four times, 1938-39, 1941, 1943).