Two players of the New York Yankees and five Boston Red Sox teammates are presently in the lead in the primary American League balloting results for the 79th All-Star Game, to be played on July 15th at Yankee Stadium.
The two players of the Yankee infield, the shortstop Derek Jeter and third baseman Alex Rodriguez, are in the peak of their positions. Derek Jeter is an eight-time A.L. All-Star, has acquired 523,187 votes, whereas Rodriguez who is an 11-time A.L. All-Star, has obtained 429,238 votes.
For the other hand the Red Sox hitter David Ortiz, who is an A.L. All-Star in the last four seasons, has obtained the most votes amid all American Leaguers with 556,567 votes. Moreover the outfielder Manny Ramirez who is an 11-time A.L. All-Star, comprise subsequently the highest total with 539,122 votes.
Both Kevin Youkilis (419,813 votes) and Dustin Pedroia (384,648) compete to their first appearances in the Midsummer Classic. For the other hand, teammate Jason Varitek, who is a two-time All-Star, has gained 288,464 votes, which is the peak figure in a packed competition behind the plate, in which three others players have further than 200,000 votes.
The additional A.L. leaders are Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners with 284,763 votes and Vladimir Guerrero with 274,827 votes of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Moreover Magglio Ordoñez of the Detroit Tigers is in 4th place amongst A.L. outfielders with 236,890 votes, tracked by Bobby Abreu of the Yankees with 233,147 and Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers with 229,711 votes
The National and American League 2008 All-Star Teams will be announce on July 6th at the MLB All-Star Game Selection Show broadcasted nationally by TBS. Nine starters of the America League All-Star Team will be picked by way of the fan balloting program, whereas the National All-Star Tea will have 8 choose starters. They will have also between reserves and pitchers a total of 22 from the American League and 23 from the National League, which will be selected by the two All-Star managers Terry Francona of the American League and Clint Hurdle of the National League.
Right away subsequently of the proclamation of the American League and National League All-Star roster players, the followers will have the chance to pick the final player for each League’s 32-man roster at the MLB.com website.
In addition the Monster 2008 All-Star Final Vote will offer followers the chance to emit their votes from a list of five players from each League above a four-day period. The fans will also be able to vote for their Final Vote picks on their cell phone. The two winners of the Monster All-Star Final Vote will be stated following the voting that has completed on July 10th. In conclusion, supporters once more will have the chance to take part in the official voting for the 79th All-Star Game’s Ted Williams Most Valuable Player presented through the Monster All-Star Game MVP Vote on MLB.com.
This is a great event no one can miss, excitement and competition will be held by all the great players of the MLB and the fans will take part too. Enjoy!