Jim Malone and Kevin Barr were selected by MLB to serve as National and American League strength and conditioning coaches, respectively for the 2013 All-Star Game at City Field in New York. Malone, who is the President of the Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society (PBSCCS) and a member of the MLB Strength and Conditioning Advisory Committee, MLB Medical Advisory Committee and MLB Electronic Medical Records Advisory Committee, is only the second NL strength and conditioning coach to be invited to participate in the MLB All-Star Game. Jim has 18 years of experience in the field including stints with the Indians, Royals, Mets and Padres. He received the Nolan Ryan MLB Strength Coach of the Year Award in 2012 and re-joined the Mets in 2013 after serving seven years as strength and conditioning coach for the Padres.
Barr has 20 years of experience in professional baseball including Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator positions with the Royals, Reds and Marlins. He also served as a Major League Assistant with the Marlins prior to accepting the position of Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Rays in 2002. During his 11 year tenure with the Rays, Kevin helped his team win the 2008 World Series and earned the 2009 Nolan Ryan MLB Strength Coach of the Year Award.
The 2013 All-Star Game was the first time that Strength and Conditioning Coaches were selected to represent both the AL and NL. Coaches were selected by on the basis of tenure, experience and accomplishments.