Triple-A® Baseball and MLB Advanced Media, LP (MLBAM) announced today that online All-Star voting is now underway for the 25th annual Triple-A All-Star Game in Buffalo, New York.
The online fan balloting, in its seventh consecutive year of a partnership between Triple-A Baseball and MLBAM, continues through Friday, June 22. This year's contest will take place at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, N.Y., home of the International League's Buffalo Bisons, on Wednesday, July 11 at 7 p.m. EDT.
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Fan balloting will help determine the starting lineups for both All-Star teams, accounting for one-third of the total vote along with ballots cast by members of the media and each club's field manager, coaches, and general manager.
Fans can register to win an MiLB prize pack when they cast their ballots online at the official websites of Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB.com), the International League (ILBaseball.com), the Pacific Coast League (PCLBaseball.com), and the websites of all 30 Triple-A teams. The online sweepstakes, which is presented by PERT Plus, includes special MiLB prize packages and MiLB.TV subscriptions.
All fans who participate in the online balloting will be able to vote for players on both the IL and PCL rosters. Fans can select one player for each of the infield positions, plus three outfielders, a designated hitter, and four pitchers -- two starters and two relievers. Write-in votes for players not listed on the ballot will also 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.
Once again 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.
The 25th annual Triple-A All-Star Game, presented by New Era Cap Company and The Buffalo News, will be broadcast live from Buffalo on Wednesday, July 11, on MLB Network and streamed online at MiLB.TV.
The All- Star Game festivities in Buffalo will include the annual Triple-A Home Run Derby, presented by Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, on Monday, July 9, and the Triple-A All-Star Luncheon, featuring Tom Seaver, on July 11. For more information on festivities or to purchase tickets, fans can visit the official website of the Buffalo Bisons, Bisons.com, online.
For additional information contact: Chris Sprague, International League (614) 791-9300 Dylan Higgins, Pacific Coast League (512) 310-2900 Brad Bisbing, Buffalo Bisons (716) 846-2019 Nathan Blackmon, MLBAM (704) 843-4441.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.