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250 Million Votes In; One Week Left to Vote Online at MLB.com
Jun 23, 2011 (02:06 PM EDT)


New online voting records at MLB.com in the books as 2011 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Sprint enters stretch drive

NEW YORK, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Baseball fans have broken online balloting records at MLB.com with a full week remaining to cast votes exclusively online via the 2011 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Sprint. Entering the frenetic final week of online voting, fans have cast 18.5 million ballots and 250 million votes, shattering the all-time online record for each from 2009 (17.7 million; 223.4 million, respectively). With millions of votes being cast daily, many of the closest races for the 16 starting position players in the 82nd All-Star Game will be decided at the wire when the 2011 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Sprint officially closes at 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, June 30.

To further online support opportunities over the final week of balloting, fans also can use designated Twitter hashtags to promote and rally votes for their favorite players across each League's races, including those tightest races as of the last balloting update listed below. MLB.com will keep tabs on the identified hashtag usage and provide up-to-the-moment updates from @MLB on which players gain the most support from their fans' social media mobilization efforts and how that may be impacting the final week of online voting at MLB.com and the 30 Club Web sites.


Pos.

Current Leader

Hashtag

Current 2nd Place

Hashtag

AL C

Russell Martin, NYY

#VoteMartin

Alex Avila, Det

#VoteAvila

AL 1B

Adrian Gonzalez, Bos

#VoteGonzo

Mark Teixeira, NYY

#VoteTex

AL 3B

Alex Rodriguez, NYY

#VoteARod

Adrian Beltre, Tex

#VoteBeltre

AL SS

Derek Jeter, NYY

#VoteJeter

Asdrubal Cabrera, Cle

#VoteAC2AZ

NL C

Brian McCann, Atl

#VoteMcCann

Yadier Molina, STL

#VoteYadi

NL 2B

Brandon Phillips, Cin

#VoteDatDudeBP

Rickie Weeks, Mil

#VoteWeeks

NL SS

Troy Tulowitzki, Col

#VoteTulo

Jose Reyes, NYM

#VoteReyes





Pos.

Current 3rd Place

Hashtag

Current 4th Place

Hashtag

AL OF

Josh Hamilton, Tex

#VoteJosh

Jacoby Ellsbury, Bos

#VoteJacoby

NL OF

Matt Holliday, STL

#VoteHolliday

Matt Kemp, LAD

#VoteKemp





Pos.

Leader

Hashtag

2nd Place

Hashtag

3rd Place

Hashtag

NL 1B

A. Pujols, STL

#VotePujols

J. Votto, Cin

#VoteVotto

P. Fielder, Mil

#VotePrince




The 2011 American and National League All-Star Teams and the 10 candidates for the 2011 All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote Sponsored by Sprint will be unveiled during the 2011 MLB All-Star Game Selection Show presented by Taco Bell at 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on Sunday, July 3 on TBS.

SOURCE MLB.com