MLB Press Release
All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote update #2
Yankees pitcher Robertson moves into second place in AL race; Freeman, Puig & Pence continue to pace National League candidates
NEW YORK – Fans have continued to cast ballots in the 2013 All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote Sponsored by freecreditscore.com (#FinalVote) at a fevered pace with more than 17 million online votes cast in the past 24 hours alone, ultimately leading to 33.2 million votes entering Tuesday’s voting on MLB.com and the Club websites.
Where are those 33 million votes in these close races coming from? Which candidate is carrying your local area? Which state will play a key role in determining the final player on each All-Star Game roster? Use MLB.com’s new online Final Vote data visualization map to see the geographic distribution of all 10 candidates’ votes. Scroll over any county in the 50 United States to see the color-coded display to show the online vote share for each player. Click here or visit MLB.com to access the map.
The jockeying continued in the American League as David Robertson continued his climb by rallying into second place, passing Koji Uehara. Steve Delabar continues to lead a tight race among all five candidates, including an 180,000-vote separation between Robertson, Uehara (3rd) and Joaquin Benoit (4th).
In the National League race, Freddie Freeman maintained a slim hold on the top spot he took as of the first Final Vote update. Freeman’s closest competitors, Yasiel Puig and Hunter Pence, continued to pace just behind him and are in prime striking distance with Thursday’s Twitter voting only 48 hours away. Ian Desmond and Adrian Gonzalez are in fourth and fifth place, respectively.
1. Steve Delabar (TOR) - #RaiseTheBar (A2)
2. David Robertson (NYY) - #HighSocksForVotes (A3)
3. Koji Uehara (BOS) - #HighFiveCiti (A5)
4. Joaquin Benoit (DET) - #BackBenoit (A1)
5. Tanner Scheppers (TEX) - #TakeTanner (A4)
1. Freddie Freeman (ATL) - #Vote Freddie (N2)
2. Yasiel Puig (LAD) - #VotePuig (N5)
3. Hunter Pence (SF) - #VotePence (N4)
4. Ian Desmond (WSH) - #DesiIn13 (N1)
5. Adrian Gonzalez (LAD) - #VoteTitan (N3)
Fans also may use mobile phones to cast votes at MLB.com/vote or via text message. To receive the All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote Sponsored by freecreditscore.com mobile ballot, text the word "VOTE" to 89269. To vote for a specific player, fans can text the choice to 89269. EXAMPLE: Text "A3" to vote for AL Player 3 or "N3" to vote for NL Player 3. Standard message and data rates may apply. Mobile voting in Canada also is available and fans should text their choices to 101010.
TWITTER VOTING RETURNS THURSDAY, JULY 11 ONLY
The All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote Sponsored by freecreditscore.com will count Twitter support from fans over the last six hours of balloting toward candidates’ vote totals. From 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, July 11, all tweets with a designated player hashtag will be tabulated as part of the official vote total used to determine the American League and National League winners. Fans will be able to follow @MLB on the popular social networking service for the latest standings updates over the course of the entire five-day voting period.
FREE MLB.TV TRIAL
MLB.com is giving eligible voters a 14-day free trial of MLB.TV from July 12-26, 2013. Current MLB.TV subscribers will receive a MLB.com Shop discount to the MLB.com Shop. Fans will receive an e-mail notifying them of the instructions for redeeming their respective All-Star Final Vote offers.
The 84th All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 200 countries via MLB International’s independent feed. Pregame ceremonies will begin at 7:30 p.m. (EDT). ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network, MLB.com and Sirius XM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, visit allstargame.com or mets.com/asg.