Giants manager Bruce Bochy and Tigers skipper Jim Leyland announced their All-Star Game coaching staffs on Thursday, and there's a noticeable New York connection with each member of the group.

Nationals manager Davey Johnson and Mets skipper Terry Collins will serve as Bochy's National League coaches, while Leyland has invited White Sox manager Robin Ventura and Blue Jays manager John Gibbons to represent the American League in the 84th All-Star Game at Citi Field on July 16.

This will be Collins' second straight season on the NL All-Star coaching staff, after joining Tony La Russa in the dugout last season, and his third All-Star assignment overall.

Johnson's ties to the Mets are obvious: He served as the skipper in New York from 1984-90, leading the Mets to the 1986 World Series championship. His 595-417 (.588) record gives him the most wins and the highest winning percentage in club history.

Bochy's Giants staff -- bench coach Ron Wotus, pitching coach Dave Righetti, hitting coaches Hensley Meulens and Joe Lefebvre, first-base coach Roberto Kelly, third-base coach Tim Flannery and bullpen coach Mark Gardner -- will round out the NL staff, assisting with batting practice and other field duties. They'll be joined by Mets head trainer Ray Ramirez and Nationals head athletic trainer Lee Kuntz.

Ventura, the second-year skipper of the White Sox, spent three seasons with the Mets. He was an All-Star third baseman in 1999, his first of three seasons in New York, and was a part of the Mets' NL champion club in 2000.