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Saturday, July 14, 2012
MLB's best after the All-Star break (graphic)

By Patrick Dorsey

Albert Pujols
Can Albert Pujols carry the Angels after the All-Star break? If his past second halves are any hint ...

Baseball returned Friday night, with all -- OK, some -- MLB teams and players preparing for a second-half run toward the playoffs.

Naturally, some of these players have done better than others during previous seasons after the All-Star break. And some of those have done it on a grand scale, putting together special career numbers during the second halves of their many seasons.

Here's a quick look at several of those post-All-Star stars, from guys with great overall numbers to a few of 2011's big hitters (and pitchers) during the latter stage of the season.




Graphic created using easel.ly.