MLB All*Star Ballot Heating Up
MLB.com. — Now that baseball season is in full stride, it’s time for voting season.
Balloting is underway for Major League Baseball’s 85th All-Star Game on July 15 at Target Field in Minnesota, with the traditional launch of the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Experian and the first chance to punch names at ballparks.
Submit up to 25 online ballots and earn a one-time bonus of 10 additional online ballots. To access these, you must be logged in to your MLB.com account when you submit any online ballot. If you do not have an MLB.com account, register on the site in accordance with the enrollment instructions for a free MLB.com account.
So begins the largest All-Star balloting program in sports, one that produced the two highest totals in balloting history the last two years, including a record 40.2 million ballots cast in 2012. Vote exclusively at MLB.com or via your mobile device until 11:59 p.m. ET on July 3, and help influence the makeup of an event that has resulted in league home-field advantage for the last five World Series champions, easily the longest such streak.
“Major League Baseball is proud to stand alongside one of our model franchises, the Minnesota Twins, as we renew a special baseball tradition today,” Commissioner Bud Selig said. “The participation of our fans in the All-Star balloting process is a key part of their extraordinary bond with the Midsummer Classic. The Twin Cities will be marvelous hosts for a celebration of the very best of our game.”
MLB and the host Twins marked the official start of balloting with a news conference at Target Field. In attendance were owner Jim Pohlad and president Dave St. Peter of the Twins; Tim Brosnan, MLB executive vice president of business; six-time All-Star Joe Mauer; Hall of Famers and T-Mobile All-Star FanFest spokespersons Rod Carew, Paul Molitor and Bert Blyleven; eight-time All-Star and T-Mobile All-Star FanFest spokesperson Tony Oliva; Minneapolis City Council president Barb Johnson; city of St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman; Hennepin County Commissioner Mike Opat; and Twins radio play-by-play broadcaster Cory Provus, who served as master of ceremonies.
More than 20 million Firestone All-Star ballots will be distributed at MLB’s 30 ballparks, each of which will have 23 dates for balloting. Every club will begin its in-stadium balloting no later than May 12. When the in-stadium phase of balloting concludes no later than June 26, you will have the opportunity to cast your ballots exclusively online or via mobile.
For more information go to MLB’s All*star site.