Wednesday, June 20, 2001

Griffey slips in All-Star voting




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Ken Griffey, Jr. is greeted by teammates after his first homer of the season.
(Michael E. Keating photo)
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        Ken Griffey Jr.'s chances of being voted to the NL All-Star team dropped this week.

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        Griffey lost ground in the voting as Colorado's Larry Walker climbed past Arizona's Luis Gonzalez into third place among outfielders.

        Griffey, still fourth, trails Walker by 29,985 votes. Last week, Griffey was only 1,340 votes out of third place, then held by Gonzalez.

        Griffey has 385,964 votes, despite the fact that he hadn't played a full game this season until last Friday.

        No other Red has a chance to win a starting spot. Barry Larkin is second among shortstops but trails San Francisco's Rich Aurilia by 104,225 votes.

        The All-Star game will be played July 10 in Seattle.

        NL vote-leaders released Tuesday:

        First Base: 1, Todd Helton, Colorado, 482,414. 2, Mark McGwire, St. Louis, 386,872. 3, Jeff Bagwell, Houston, 328,112. 4, J.T. Snow, San Francisco, 153,039. 5, Sean Casey, Cincinnati, 132,931.

        Second Base: 1, Jeff Kent, San Francisco, 443,037. 2, Craig Biggio, Houston, 290,842. 3, Todd Walker, Colorado, 216,712. 4, Edgardo Alfonzo, New York, 183,253. 5, Jay Bell, Arizona, 161,851.

        Third Base: 1, Chipper Jones, Atlanta, 510,388. 2, Robin Ventura, New York, 232,556. 3, Phil Nevin, San Diego, 169,817. 4, Scott Rolen, Philadelphia, 157,431. 5, Matt Williams, Arizona, 157,045.

        Shortstop: 1, Rich Aurilia, San Francisco, 442,213. 2, Barry Larkin, Cincinnati, 307,988. 3, Rey Ordonez, New York, 258,208. 4, Rafael Furcal, Atlanta, 192,199. 5, Neifi Perez, Colorado, 173,922.

        Catcher: 1, Mike Piazza, New York, 879,260. 2, Charles Johnson, Florida, 237,055. 3, Jason Kendall, Pittsburgh, 172,002. 4, Javier Lopez, Atlanta, 154,728. 5, Mike Matheny, St. Louis, 92,276.

        Outfield: 1, Barry Bonds, San Francisco, 887,448. 2, Sammy Sosa, Chicago, 687,104. 3, Larry Walker, Colorado, 415,949. 4, Ken Griffey Jr., Cincinnati, 385,964. 5, Luis Gonzalez, Arizona, 378,242. 6, Jim Edmonds, St. Louis, 248,486. 7, Vladimir Guerrero, Montreal, 239,477. 8, J.D. Drew, St. Louis, 212,089. 9, Andruw Jones, Atlanta, 205,822. 10, Tony Gwynn, San Diego, 174,011. 11, Moises Alou, Houston, 155,745. 12, Gary Sheffield, Los Angeles, 148,347. 13, Jeromy Burnitz, Milwaukee, 115,308. 14, Benny Agbayani, New York, 92,705. 15, Bobby Abreu, Philadelphia, 82,974.

       



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