Tuesday, June 13, 2000
Griffey, Larkin still lead
The Associated Press
NEW YORK Chicago's Sammy Sosa passed major league home-run leader Barry Bonds and moved into second place among NL outfielders in voting for next month's All-Star game.
Ken Griffey Jr. of the Reds, a 10-time All-Star for Seattle, led NL outfielders with 692,964 votes, followed by Sosa (544,915).
Ken Griffey Jr. legs out a double in the first inning.
Bonds, who has 25 home runs for the Giants, was third with 531,297, followed by Montreal's Vladimir Guerrero (488,688) and St. Louis' Jim Edmonds (479,765).
Mike Piazza of the New York Mets was the leading vote-getter with 819,839, more than three times as many as the No.2 catcher, Pittsburgh's Jason Kendall (229,913). Piazza, a seven-time All-Star, has started the last six All-Star games.
Mark McGwire of the Cardinals (671,738) led at first base; Atlanta's Andres Galarraga (345,789) was second.
Houston's Craig Biggio (325,329) led second basemen, followed by Edgardo Alfonzo of the Mets (248,488).
Atlanta's Chipper Jones (464,378) was the leader at third base, followed by New York's Robin Ventura (215,475).
The Reds' Barry Larkin (456,198) led at shortstop, followed by New York's Rey Ordonez (307,680).
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