All-Star Balloting Concludes in Record Fashion; Teams to Be Announced Sunday on TBS

Fan voting
for the 16 elected starters in the 78th All-Star Game, to be played Tuesday, July
10 at
AT&T
Park
in

San Francisco,
ended last night with the conclusion of the Monster 2007 Online All-Star Ballot
on MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball.

Spurred by
tight races at several positions in each League, a record 11.8 million ballots were
cast online during the voting period, including three million ballots over the
final 48 hours after the most recent voting updates were announced.

“MLB.com
thanks the great baseball fans around the globe whose knowledge and diligence
helped establish an unprecedented standard for online balloting,” said
Dinn Mann, Executive Vice President, Content, Editor-in- Chief, MLB Advanced
Media. “We are proud to provide an interactive balloting platform in the
digital space for fans to cast their votes for the best players in baseball, 62
of whom will be unveiled on Sunday during the exclusive announcement of the
American and National League All-Star teams on TBS.”

The Major
League Baseball All-Star Game Selection Show presented by Chevrolet airs
exclusively on TBS at approximately 4:00 p.m. EDT on Sunday, July 1,
immediately following the conclusion of the Florida Marlins-Atlanta Braves
game.

For the
sixth year, immediately following the conclusion of the show, fans will once
again select the final player for each League’s 32-man roster via an online
vote exclusively at MLB.com. In addition, fans will be able to cast their
Monster All-Star Final Vote via their mobile phones by texting the word ‘VOTE’
to 99778 in the
United States
and 88555 in

Canada.

The
Monster 2007 All-Star Final Vote will provide fans the opportunity to cast
their votes from two lists of five players, one from each League, over a
four-day period. American League All-Star manager Jim Leyland of the Detroit
Tigers and National League All-Star manager Tony La Russa of the St. Louis
Cardinals, each will designate five players who will be the candidates for the
Monster All-Star Final Vote. Balloting continues until 6 p.m. EDT on Thursday,
July 5. The winners will be announced exclusively on MLB.com shortly
thereafter.

The 78th
Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which will determine home- field advantage
in the 2007 World Series, will be televised nationally by FOX Sports, in

Canada by
Rogers Sportsnet and Sportsnet HD and televised around the world by Major
League Baseball International, with pregame ceremonies beginning at 8:00 p.m.
(EDT). ESPN Radio will provide exclusive national radio coverage, while MLB.com
will provide extensive online coverage of all festivities surrounding the 78th
All-Star Game. XM will provide satellite radio play-by-play coverage of the XM
All-Star Futures Game in addition to its other live coverage from

San Francisco.