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All-Star Game, July 12, 2011, Chase Field

2011 All-Star Game News Archive - June 2011

  • Ortiz, Fielder named captains for HR Derby

    The two most recent champions of the Home Run Derby will be teaming up to take another swing. Prince Fielder and David Ortiz were named the first captains Thursday of their respective league's teams for the 2011 State Farm Home Run Derby.

  • Red Carpet Parade to showcase All-Stars

    Fans will have an opportunity on July 12 to see all the 2011 All-Stars at the seventh annual MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet.

  • Many ASG races tight in final hours of balloting

    With tonight's 11:59 p.m. ET voting deadline looming, several races are too close to call in the competition for starting spots in the 2011 All-Star Game.

  • Umpires, official scorers named for ASG

    The umpires and official scorers for the 82nd All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 12, at Chase Field in Phoenix were announced Wednesday by Major League Baseball, with Dale Scott serving as the crew chief and home-plate umpire.

  • Fan Cave crew heading west for All-Star Game

    MLB Dream Job winner Mike O'Hara and wingman Ryan Wagner will be heading west for the 2011 All-Star Game, where they'll take to the Fan Cave experience to the swimming pool behind right field at Chase Field.

  • AL All-Star starting spots going down to wire

    With All-Star Game fan voting speeding toward Thursday's conclusion, it looks as though the American League balloting has come down to at least two head-to-head battles.

  • Fans can help McCann hold off competition

    It has already been assumed that Brian McCann will earn his sixth consecutive All-Star selection in his sixth full Major League season. But this year could certainly be different, because it looks like it will be the first in which McCann is elected to serve as the National League's starting catcher.

  • With only days to go, tight races abound in NL

    Four days remains for fans to vote on starters for the July 12 All-Star Game in Arizona's Chase Field. And that's all the time left to decide who makes up the National League lineup.

  • Trout, Harper headline Futures Game rosters

    Top prospects Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Julio Teheran are among those named Thursday to the U.S. and World rosters for the XM All-Star Futures Game, to be played July 10 in Phoenix.

  • Ballots go online-only for final week of voting

    With online All-Star voting records having already been shattered, the ballpark ballots are collected and it's all online for the final week of voting for this year's starters.

  • Themed days coming to All-Star FanFest

    MLB announced on Thursday that it will host brand-new theme days as part of this year's All-Star FanFest in the 500,000 square-foot space.

  • Adrian widens lead, Ellsbury gains in AL voting

    The AL East continues to dominate in the polls for starting positions in this year's Midsummer Classic. The top three at each position remained unchanged this week as Boston's Adrian Gonzalez extended his lead over New York's Mark Teixeira while Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is making a strong push for the third outfield spot.

  • NL voting remains close as races approach wire

    As most stadium polls close and the clock continues to wind down for online voting, the races for many of the starting spots on the National League squad for the 2011 All-Star Game remain tight, though one of the front-runners, perennial All-Star Albert Pujols, is likely to be unavailable because of injury.

  • Midsummer Classics field whittled down to eight

    Fans have decided the quarterfinal matchups to cut a field of 16 in half, going more old school than one might have imagined, and all 30 Major League Baseball clubs have joined in by having some of their players share favorite All-Star memories.

  • Texas couple picked for All-Star wedding

    Joe Curiale and Dolly West, of Humble, Texas, were chosen by Major League Baseball and a panel of celebrity judges to have their wedding at MLB All-Star FanFest on July 12 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

  • All-Star celebrity softball rosters taking shape

    The first half of the roster for the star-studded showcase was announced Tuesday by Major League Baseball, and it is stacked with talent from music, television and sports.

  • All-Star 'Cacti on Parade' statues on display

    All-Star Cacti on Parade, the newest version of an All-Star Game tradition, features 10 statues spread around greater Phoenix in celebration of next month's big week.

  • Adrian takes over at first in AL All-Star voting

    Riding the surge of the Red Sox and his own personal offensive exploits, Boston's Adrian Gonzalez has emerged as the American League's top vote-getter among first basemen for the 2011 All-Star Game.

  • NL's best reflected in All-Star voting leaderboard

    As the 2011 All-Star Game draws closer and the National League hopes to claim a victory in consecutive seasons, the league's top teams continue to be well-represented in the most recent ballot update.

  • All-Star event to feature 'Glee' choreographer

    The first-ever MLB All-Star Saturday Night Charity Dance Party will feature "Glee" choreographer Zach Woodlee.

  • AL East players dominating All-Star voting

    The AL East and the Yankees were already dominating the 2011 All-Star Game voting before this week. Now, another AL East representative has moved into the lead at his respective position, with a starting job on July 12 at Chase Field in Phoenix on the line.

  • Bautista leads, but Yanks rack up All-Star votes

    With the release of the first American League All-Star vote totals, Jose Bautista -- who leads everyone in home runs -- also leads everyone in votes, Michael Young is in contention to earn a start at a third different position and former NL first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is in a dogfight.