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Record 11.8 Million Fans Cast Votes for MLB All-Stars PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 29 June 2007 06:47

2007 All-Star GameA record 11.8 million ballots were cast by fans for the 78th MLB All-Star Game to be played on July 10th at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

Voting ended last night,with the results being announced during the Major League Baseball All-Star Game Selection Show on TBS at approximately 4:00 p.m. EDT on Sunday, July 1, immediately following the conclusion of the Florida Marlins-Atlanta Braves game.

"MLB.com thanks the great baseball fans around the globe whose knowledge and diligence helped establish an unprecedented standard for online balloting," said Dinn Mann, Executive Vice President, Content, Editor-in- Chief, MLB Advanced Media. "We are proud to provide an interactive balloting platform in the digital space for fans to cast their votes for the best players in baseball, 62 of whom will be unveiled on Sunday during the exclusive announcement of the American and National League All-Star teams on TBS."

For the sixth year, immediately following the conclusion of the show, fans will once again select the final player for each League's 32-man roster via an online vote exclusively at MLB.com. In addition, fans will be able to cast their Monster All-Star Final Vote via their mobile phones by texting the word 'VOTE' to 99778 in the United States and 88555 in Canada.

The Monster 2007 All-Star Final Vote will provide fans the opportunity to cast their votes from two lists of five players, one from each League, over a four-day period. American League All-Star manager Jim Leyland of the Detroit Tigers and National League All-Star manager Tony La Russa of the St. Louis Cardinals, each will designate five players who will be the candidates for the Monster All-Star Final Vote. Balloting continues until 6 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 5. The winners will be announced exclusively on MLB.com shortly thereafter.



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