Fans the story so far in Final Vote
At the halfway point of the Monster 2008 All-Star Game Final Vote announced at 3 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Milwaukee outfielder Corey Hart and Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria were holding slim leads while baseball fans were on the brink of destroying last year’s four-day record of 23.2 million votes in exclusive balloting on MLB.com.
In the American League, the three leaders, Longoria, Jermaine Dye of the White Sox and Jason Giambi of the Yankees, all have more than two million votes each and are separated by just over 10 percent. They are followed by Brian Roberts of the Orioles and Jose Guillen of the Royals.
On the National League side, the top three candidates also each have registered more than two million votes and are apart by approximately 10 percent. Hart is followed closely by David Wright of the Mets, Pat Burrell of the Phillies, Aaron Rowand of the Giants and Carlos Lee of the Astros.
Fans already are toppling last year’s total — 23,153,777 votes — which were cast from a record 13,815,790 ballots. More >