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250 Million Votes Cast; 7 Days Left

June 22, 2012

NEW YORK, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Fan balloting enters the homestretch at a frenzied pace with more than 250 million votes already cast online via the 2012 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot. This marks the second consecutive year in which this milestone has been eclipsed heading into the final seven days of voting, when ballots are cast exclusively online at MLB.com and the 30 Club Web sites. With millions of votes yet to come, many of the races for the 17 starting position players in the 83rd All-Star Game may not be decided until the 2012 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot officially closes Thursday, June 28, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

MLB.com also has launched an All-Star Game 2012 “Tweet the Vote” portal where fans can track and rally social support for each player with streams of designated Twitter hashtags, including the closest races as of the last balloting updates (listed below). Up-to-the-moment voting updates will be delivered via @MLB on Twitter throughout the final days of online voting, detailing which players gain the most support from their fans’ campaigning and how that may impact the races.

    Pos.  Current Leader      Hashtag      Current 2nd Place     Hashtag
    ----  --------------      -------      -----------------     -------
    AL 1B Prince Fielder, DET #VotePrince  Paul Konerko, CWS     #VoteKonerko
    ----- ------------------- -----------  -----------------     ------------
    AL 2B Ian Kinsler, TEX    #VoteKinsler Robinson Cano, NYY    #VoteCano
    ----- ----------------    ------------ ------------------    ---------
    AL 3B Adrian Beltre, TEX  #VoteAdrian  Miguel Cabrera, DET   #VoteMiggy
    ----- ------------------  -----------  -------------------   ----------
    AL DH David Ortiz, BOS    #TeamPapi    Michael Young, TEX    #VoteMYoung
    ----- ----------------    ---------    ------------------    -----------
    NL C  Buster Posey, SF    #VoteBuster  Yadier Molina, STL    #YestoYadi
    ----  ----------------    -----------  ------------------    ----------
    NL 2B Dan Uggla, ATL      #VoteBraves  Brandon Phillips, CIN #VoteReds
    ----- --------------      -----------  --------------------- ---------
    NL SS Rafael Furcal, STL  #FurcalStar  Troy Tulowitzki, COL  #VoteTulo
    ----- ------------------  -----------  --------------------  ---------

    Pos.  Current 3rd Place Hashtag    Current 4th Place Hashtag
    ----  ----------------- -------    ----------------- -------
    NL OF Melky Cabrera, SF #VoteMelky Ryan Braun, MIL   #VoteBraun
    ----- ----------------- ---------- ---------------   ----------

    Pos.  Current 3rd Place Hashtag       4th Place     Hashtag   5th Place    Hashtag
    ----  ----------------- -------       ---------     -------   ---------    -------
    AL OF J. Bautista, TOR  #VoteBlueJays A. Jones, Bal #VoteAdam N. Cruz, TEX #VoteNellie
    ----- ----------------  ------------- ------------- --------- ------------ -----------

    Pos.               Leader       Hashtag       2nd Place    Hashtag
    ----               ------       -------       ---------    -------
    NL 3B               D. Wright,  #VoteWright    P.
                        NYM                        Sandoval,
                                                   SF          #VotePanda
    -----              -----------   -----------  ----------   ----------
    3rd Place                         Hashtag       4th Place    Hashtag
    --------------------              -------       ---------    -------
    C. Jones, ATL                     #VoteBraves    D. Freese,
                                                   STL         #FreesePlease
    ---------------                   -----------   ----------   -------------

The 2012 American League and National League All-Star Teams and the 10 candidates for the 2012 All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote presented by Firestone will be unveiled during the 2012 MLB All-Star Game Selection Show presented by Taco Bell on Sunday, July 1, on TBS.

SOURCE MLB.com


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