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Utley, Chipper, Cubs Top Early NL All-Star Voting
The Phillies' Chase Utley received the highest number of votes among NL players in All-Star balloting figures, which were released Tuesday by MLB, and reported by Yahoo.com. The Cubs also received fan support in this season?s first balloting return for the All-Star Game, which will be played at Yankee Stadium on July 15.
Big Papi, Red Sox Dominate Early AL All-Star Voting
The Red Sox have five players in the lead at their respective positions in the first AL All-Star balloting figures, which were announced Tuesday by MLB. Red Sox' designated hitter David Ortiz has received the most votes among all American Leaguers with 556,567.
Yanks Irked By Ortiz All-Star Promotion
State Farm is sponsoring a "Call Your Shot" promotion at the Homerun Derby during All-Star Game festivities at Yankee Stadium. The concept gives David Ortiz the chance to mimic Babe Ruth's famous called home run against the Chicago Cubs in the 1932 World Series. The promotion also lets fans predict where Ortiz will hit the ball through an online contest. The Yankees were unaware of the promotion until a reporter contacted them Thursday night. Even though the game is at Yankee Stadium, the events surrounding All-Star Weekend are managed by Major League Baseball. It is therefore unlikely that the Yankees could stop Ortiz from playing the Babe in The House That Ruth Built.
Report: Angels To Host 2010 All-Star Game
The Angels have been awarded the 2010 All-Star Game, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing three sources not authorized to speak publicly ahead of an official announcement by MLB. Commissioner Bud Selig is expected to make an announcement on Wednesday, according to the report.
Munson's Memorabilia Goes To All-Star Auction
Thurman Munson?s World Series rings, MVP trophy, and the uniform that the former Yankee wore for his final home game before he died in a 1979 plane crash, will be auctioned off in connection with the All-Star game, as reported by the Associated Press. ?There could not be a more appropriate place to offer the collection to the public then New York City on the occasion of the final All-Star game to be played at Yankee Stadium,? Munson?s wife Diana said. ?Thurman so loved that stadium and the fans who shared his many years with the team.?