Freddie Freeman & Steve Delabar Win Fan Voting For MLB All-Star Game
Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman and Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Steve Delabar are headed to the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, after winning the fan vote for the finals spots in their respective leagues.Freeman, who beat out Los Angeles Dodgers rookie sensation Yasiel Puig, set a new record, by recording 19.7 million votes, via mlb.com, twitter, and text messages.
The 23-year old, who will be representing the National League in his first All-Star appearance, is hitting a .307, with nine home runs, and 56 RBI’s.
Delabar, who beat out a number of other relief pitchers, finished with 9.6 million votes to secure his spot on the American League squad.
The 29-year old, who will also be making his first All-Star appearance, is currently 5-1, with a 1.74 ERA in 37 games.
Major League Baseball said a record 79.2 million votes were cast between the two leagues, surpassing the previous record of 68.6 million from 2009.
The 2013 MLB All-Star game will be held on Tuesday night, July 16, at Citi Field, in New York.