July 1, 2007
New York, NY - Former Pepperdine All-American and current Oakland Athletics pitcher Dan Haren was one of 11 pitchers named to the American League All-Star Team that was announced on Sunday. Major League Baseball's Mid-Summer Classic will be played Tuesday, July 10 at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
Haren was named to his first All-Star team and is the first former Waves player selected a major league all-star since Randy Wolf was named to the 2003 National League squad as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Haren, who played for Pepperdine from 1999-2001, is in his third year with Oakland and has turned into the ace of A's pitching staff. After earning a win against the New York Yankees on Sunday, Haren has made 18 starts this season and is 10-2 with a 2.20 ERA, which leads the American League and ranks fourth in all of Major League Baseball.
The Oakland right hander, who has won 10 straight decisions after beginning the year 0-2, has merited strong consideration for the starting nod for the American League. The All-Star Game will be televised live on FOX beginning at 5 p.m. (PDT).
Haren concluded his Pepperdine career third all-time on the school's all-time list in wins (29), innings pitched (354.2) and strikeouts (277). He was named All-American and the West Coast Conference's (WCC) "Player of the Year" in 2001 after compiling an 11-3 record and 2.22 ERA.