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Don Mattingly honored, excited to join NL All-Star coaching staff

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Don Mattingly was an All-Star six times as a player, from 1984-1989.
Don Mattingly was an All-Star six times as a player, from 1984-1989.
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LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was officially named to the National League All-Star coaching staff, appointed by Giants manager Bruce Bochy, manager of the NL All-Stars.

Bochy also named Reds manager Bryan Price as part of his coaching staff.

This is the first time participating in the All-Star Game for Mattingly as a manager. He was an All-Star for six straight years (1984-89) as a player, elected to start at first base in 1987, and as the Yankees hitting coach in 2004 was a part of manager Joe Torre's American League staff.

"I'm honored, and excited about it," Mattingly said on Thursday.

The 2015 All-Star Game will be held on Tuesday, July 14, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, roughly a three-hour drive from Mattingly's home in Evansville, Indiana.

"It's close to home, and I'd be there anyway," Mattingly said. "Everybody likes days off, but any All-Star Game situation you're just honored to be a part of it."

The last Dodgers manager to serve as an All-Star coach was Joe Torre, part of Charlie Manuel's staff in 2009.