Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Griffey closing in on All-Star berth



The Enquirer

The Reds' Ken Griffey Jr. is in position to be selected to his 12th All-Star team.

He is second in the National League in voting for outfielders with 1,864,669 votes, more than 300,000 ahead of third-place Sammy Sosa.

Ballpark balloting is over, but fans can still cast votes online through Wednesday. The All-Star Game is July 13 in Houston.

2004 NL All-Star Voting

To Be Held: Tuesday, July 13 At Minute Maid Park, Houston

NATIONAL LEAGUE


First Base

1. Albert Pujols, Cardinals, 1,533,898.
2. Jeff Bagwell, Astros, 1,226,637.
3. Sean Casey, Reds, 711,488.
4. Jim Thome, Phillies, 667,214.
5. Derrek Lee, Cubs, 485,282.

Second Base

1. Jeff Kent, Astros, 1,825,661.
2. Luis Castillo, Marlins, 595,109.
3. Marcus Giles, Braves, 556,800.
4. Roberto Alomar, Diamondbacks, 431,557.
5. Tony Womack, Cardinals, 409,603.

Third Base

1. Scott Rolen, Cardinals, 1,811,831.
2. Aramis Ramirez, Cubs, 801,355.
3. Morgan Ensberg, Astros, 669,187.
4. Mike Lowell, Marlins, 653,342.
5. Adrian Beltre, Dodgers, 460,305.

Shortstop

1. Edgar Renteria, Cardinals, 986,688.
2. Adam Everett, Astros, 986,682.
3. Kaz Matsui, Mets, 843,265.
4. Barry Larkin, Reds, 607,351.
5. Jack Wilson, Pirates, 486,911.

Catcher

1. Mike Piazza, Mets, 1,613,390.
2. Brad Ausmus, Astros, 902,888.
3. Paul Lo Duca, Dodgers, 633,862.
4. Michael Barrett, Cubs, 524,296.
5. Johnny Estrada, Braves, 454,019.

Outfield

1. Barry Bonds, Giants, 2,028,148.
2. Ken Griffey, Jr., Reds, 1,864,669.
3. Sammy Sosa, Cubs, 1,545,356.
4. Lance Berkman, Astros, 1,241,467.
5. Craig Biggio, Astros, 1,062,737.
6. Moises Alou, Cubs, 922,262.
7. Carlos Beltran, Astros, 879,796.
8. Richard Hidalgo, Mets, 725,894.
9. Jim Edmonds, Cardinals, 712,667.
10. Miguel Cabrera, Marlins, 596,395.
11. Adam Dunn, Reds, 578,117.
12. Andruw Jones, Braves, 462,355.
13. Juan Pierre, Marlins, 430,208.
14. Bobby Abreu, Phillies, 409,688.
15. Corey Patterson, Cubs, 355,608.

AMERICAN LEAGUE


First Base

1. Jason Giambi, Yankees, 1,296,809.
2. Frank Thomas, White Sox, 613,020.
3. Carlos Delgado, Blue Jays, 544,378.
4. Kevin Millar, Red Sox, 493,982.
5. Rafael Palmeiro, Orioles, 458,314.

Second Base

1. Alfonso Soriano, Rangers, 2,333,795.
2. Pokey Reese, Red Sox, 784,929.
3. Bret Boone, Mariners, 721,794.
4. Ronnie Belliard, Indians, 311,397.
5. Enrique Wilson, Yankees, 306,011.

Third Base

1. Alex Rodriguez, Yankees, 2,014,890.
2. Hank Blalock, Rangers, 743,974.
3. Bill Mueller, Red Sox, 648,757.
4. Melvin Mora, Orioles, 471,298.
5. Eric Chavez, Athletics, 421,117.

Shortstop

1. Derek Jeter, Yankees, 1,422,786.
2. Nomar Garciaparra, Red Sox, 1,131,069.
3. Michael Young, Rangers, 830,528.
4. Miguel Tejada, Orioles, 789,834.
5. Carlos Guillen, Tigers, 276,866.

Catcher

1. Ivan Rodriguez, Tigers, 1,654,358.
2. Jorge Posada, Yankees, 1,151,543.
3. Jason Varitek, Red Sox, 837,481.
4. Javy Lopez, Orioles, 563,516.
5. Victor Martinez, Indians, 265,947.

Outfield

1. Vladimir Guerrero, Angels, 2,088,001.
2. Manny Ramirez, Red Sox, 1,877,779.
3. Hideki Matsui, Yankees, 1,264,633.
4. Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners, 1,207,614.
5. Gary Sheffield, Yankees, 1,174,689.
6. Johnny Damon, Red Sox, 962,592.
7. Bernie Williams, Yankees, 721,813.
8. Torii Hunter, Twins, 622,226.
9. Magglio Ordonez, White Sox, 515,748.
10. Trot Nixon, Red Sox, 479,213.
11. Garret Anderson, Angels, 450,438.
12. Jose Guillen, Angels, 392,586.
13. Jermaine Dye, Athletics, 317,299.
14. Kevin Mench, Rangers, 242,794.
15. Brian Jordan, Rangers, 240,330.




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