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250 Million Votes Cast; 7 Days Left All-Star Game Voting Exclusively Online At MLB.com

New "Tweet the Vote" online portal tracks fan support for every Club and player designated hashtag

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, NYM

#VoteWright

P. 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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