The eight Royals on the All-Star Game ballot have a common aspiration: Reaching the Midsummer Classic for the first time.
Eight consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove Awards. A powerful presence in the heart of the batting order with a penchant for driving in runs in clutch situations.
Michael Young no longer has to worry about Derek Jeter. A new position means new competition for Young as All-Star voting gets under way on Wednesday.
Geoff Blum isn't a name that pops to mind when considering All-Star third baseman, but the veteran has proven worthy this season.
Giants left fielder Fred Lewis, who never has made an All-Star team, appears destined to make a strong bid for this year's Midsummer Classic on July 14 at Busch Stadium.
Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier join Manny Ramirez in a trio of Dodgers outfielders who are deserving of All-Star consideration.
The Diamondbacks have not had an All-Star starter voted in by fans since 2001, and they are hoping that this will be their year, as balloting opens for the 2009 Midsummer Classic in St. Louis.
Right fielder Brad Hawpe is the Rockies' best early run producer and most consistent hitter and is among the Colorado players on the 2009 All-Star ballot this year.
For the first time since 1999, Ken Griffey Jr. appears on the American League All-Star ballot representing the Mariners.
All-Star Game ballots were released on Wednesday and Evan Longoria's name is right there with the other American League third basemen this season.
The Mets have continued to support Luis Castillo, and now fans have a new opportunity to show their own support, by voting Castillo for the 2009 National League All-Star team.
Padres outfielder Chase Headley, catcher Nick Hundley and shortstop Luis Rodriguez were named to the All-Star Game ballot Wednesday for the first time. Adrian Gonzalez, a first-time All-Star in 2008, was another of the eight Padres named.
Fans can vote online for their favorite Cubs, including seven-time All Star Alfonso Soriano, to be starters for the 80th Midsummer Classic. Vote now, as balloting ends July 5.
Fans can begin registering online Thursday morning for a chance to purchase tickets for the 2009 All-Star Game and All-Star Summer events in St. Louis by logging onto MLB.com or any of the 30 club Web sites.
After missing two and a half months of the '08 season following elbow surgery, Victor Martinez has returned to the Indians' lineup this year and made an immediate offensive impact. Now it's up to the voters to decide if Martinez should return to the American League All-Star roster, too.
It just wouldn't seem right to have an All-Star Game in St. Louis without Cardinals superstar Albert Pujols. Fans can now help ensure that Pujols makes the club.
When you finish third in the American League Most Valuable Player Award voting, as Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis did in 2008, you are no longer in the running to be omitted from the All-Star ballot.
As All-Star Week nears, the Cards announced a series of community initiatives, including building a ball field at the Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club adjacent to where Sportsman Park was located.
Aaron Hill is one of eight Jays players on the All-Star ballot for a starting role in the July 14 Midsummer Classic.
On Wednesday afternoon at Busch Stadium, representatives of Major League Baseball, the Cardinals and local government all held a news conference to unveil many of the details about policies, procedures and practices as the 2009 All-Star Game approaches.
Carlos Quentin is seeking his first fan vote to the 80th All-Star Game in St. Louis on July 14.
Brian McCann has earned three All-Star selections during his first three full Major League seasons. But he hasn't started yet.
Known as the face of the Nationals, third baseman Ryan Zimmerman leads the club's contingent of eight players on the 2009 All-Star ballot.
First baseman Jason Giambi, left fielder Matt Holliday and shortstop Orlando Cabrera headline the list of eight Athletics who appear on the 2009 All-Star ballot, released Wednesday.
A fan favorite a year ago, Hanley Ramirez is now in position to do something never done before by a Marlins player -- become a two-time All-Star starter.
Miguel Cabrera won a home run title last year but not an All-Star selection. The Tigers are hoping to take care of the latter this year.
Online voting has begun to elect the starters for the 80th Midsummer Classic, and fans can cast their ballots for and other Reds stars. Vote today, as balloting ends July 5.
Chase Utley is looking to become the first Phillies player to start four consecutive All-Star Games for the National League since Mike Schmidt in 1981-84.
Last July, Justin Morneau stole the show during the final All-Star Game at the old Yankee Stadium.
Ryan Braun will have to start hitting if he's to repeat as the starting left fielder in the 2009 All-Star Game. Braun, one of eight Brewers listed on the ballot available to fans beginning Wednesday, last year became the first Brewers outfielder elected by fans to start the Midsummer Classic.
After Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez were in the starting lineup last year, the Bombers are looking for help in punching a trip to this year's All-Star Game in St. Louis.
Until May 22, fans can nominate individuals who go above and beyond to serve the community for recognition at the All-Star Game as part of the All-Stars Among Us contest.
The annual rite of fan balloting -- the largest of its kind in pro sports -- is now under way to decide lineups for the 80th All-Star Game coming July 14 at Busch Stadium.
Major League Baseball and "G-FORCE," a 3-D comedy adventure from Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, are teaming up to give away one million free tickets to see the new motion picture during its opening day on July 24.
Albert Pujols said he was looking forward to the Home Run Derby and that as long as he's selected to the All-Star team and healthy enough to participate, he fully intends to take part.
Major League Baseball announced on Thursday that its best hitter will be participating in one of the game's most popular events. Albert Pujols himself isn't quite so certain.
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