Shane Victorino Wins ‘Final Vote’ For 2011 All-Star Game, Konerko Wins AL
PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — The voting is closed and Shane Victorino is in!
WYSP’s contestant Jesse Slaton cast 663 more votes then WIP’s contestant Mike Redden to win the grand prize-2 VIP tix to this Sunday’s sold out Phillies game, plus Slaton will be recognized on field before the sold out crowd and will have the honor of handing Shane his official 2011 All-Star jersey.
White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko was also elected to the All-Star team by online fan voting.
Victorino also was elected in baseball’s “final vote” in 2009, when he got a record 15.9 million votes. This year, he received 9.2 million and beat out Andre Ethier of the Dodgers, Todd Helton of the Rockies, Mike Morse of the Nationals and Ian Kennedy of the Diamondbacks.
Konerko beat Detroit’s Victor Martinez, Kansas City’s Alex Gordon, Baltimore’s Adam Jones and Tampa Bay’s Ben Zobrist, receiving 8.4 million votes.
Konerko is batting .319 with 22 homers and 64 RBIs this season.
The voting results were announced on Thursday.
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