Triple-A® Baseball and MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) recently announced that online voting is now underway for the 24th annual Triple-A All-Star Game in Salt Lake City, Utah. The online fan balloting, in its sixth consecutive year of a partnership between Triple-A Baseball and MLBAM, continues through Friday, June 24. This year’s contest will take place at Spring Mobile Ballpark in Salt Lake City, home of the Pacific Coast League’s Salt Lake Bees, on Wednesday, July 13 at 7 p.m. MST. VOTE NOW
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For more information about Pert Plus, visit www.facebook.com/pert2in1 and www.pertplus.com. Fan balloting will help determine the starting lineups for both All-Star teams, accounting for one-third of the total vote. Ballots cast by members of the media and each club’s field manager, coaches and general manager will account for the other two-thirds.
Fans can register for a chance to win various prizes when they cast their ballots online at the official websites of Minor League Baseball (MiLB.com), the Pacific Coast League (PCLBaseball.com), the International League (ILBaseball.com) and the websites of all 30 Triple-A teams. The online sweepstakes, which is presented by Pert Plus, includes special Triple-A prize packages and MiLB.TV subscriptions.
All fans who participate in the online balloting will be able to vote for players on both the PCL and IL rosters. Fans can select one player for each of the infield positions, three outfielders, a designated hitter and four pitchers – two starters and two relievers. Write-in votes for players not listed on the ballot also will be accepted. Up-to-date statistics and position-by-position comparisons will be available at the click of a mouse to help fans make their selections.
As a new feature this year, fans will also be able to share links to their online ballots through Facebook and Twitter to encourage friends and followers to cast votes for their favorite Triple-A players. Voting updates will be made available weekly for both leagues. Once the balloting period is over, fans can check the aforementioned websites for additional updates and features leading up to the All-Star Game.
The 24th annual Triple-A All-Star Game presented by Zions Bank and Workers Compensation Fund will be broadcast live from Spring Mobile Ballpark in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 13 on MLB Network as well as streamed online at MiLB.TV. On Monday, July 11, the Triple-A Home Run Derby presented by Papa John’s will showcase sluggers from the PCL and IL, as well as two Utah high school baseball players.
Thanks to DBBC’s Matt DeMargel for this capcom story.