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All-Star Game, July 14, 2009, Busch Stadium, St. Louis

2009 All-Star Game News Archive - June 2009

  • Pedroia, Kinsler shining at second base

    Second base has become a premier run-producing position in the American League, and two of the biggest reasons why are named Dustin Pedroia and Ian Kinsler.

  • Luminaries on board for All-Star 5K

    Shawn Johnson, whose gold-medal performance on the balance beam at the 2008 Summer Olympics earned the gymnast the Sullivan Award as the nation's outstanding amateur athlete, has been named host of the inaugural All-Star Charity 5K & Fun Run presented by Sports Authority and Nike.

  • Red Sox duo locked in close All-Star votes

    Trailing Ian Kinsler of the Rangers for weeks in AL All-Star voting, Boston's Dustin Pedroia moved within a relative hair of the leader with a little more than two days remaining before voting closes. Meanwhile, Kevin Youkilis again leads the Yankees' Mark Teixeira at first base.

  • Competition tight for third AL outfield spot

    Carl Crawford, Jacoby Ellsbury, Josh Hamilton and Torii Hunter are all vying for the third starting spot in the American League outfield in this year's All-Star Game.

  • Biggest rivals compete at first base

    It's only fitting that one of the biggest rivalries in the voting for next month's All-Star Game comes courtesy of the biggest rivalry in baseball itself.

  • Online balloting to decide '09 All-Stars

    We, the people, are deciding who goes to the 80th All-Star Game July 14 in St. Louis. We know there's less than a week decide starters. Our deadline as empowered fans is 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday.

  • St. Louis could host first All-Star Molina

    Yadier, Bengie and Jose Molina have never had an All-Star appearance between the three of them. In the wake of the recent passing of their father, Benjamin, two of the three catching brothers could play at the Midsummer Classic.

  • Cards duo looks to lead NL into St. Louis

    The dream of having Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols and catcher Yadier Molina start for the National League in this year's All-Star Game at Busch Stadium next month is no longer just a fantasy. It's becoming a reality.

  • Star trio to participate in All-Star fun run

    Hall of Famers Lou Brock and Rollie Fingers and former Cardinal Vince Coleman will be handing out medals and congratulating fans as they cross the finish line during the first All-Star Charity 5K & Fun Run at the 2009 All-Star Game in St. Louis.

  • Two A's prospects will play in Futures Game

    Second baseman Jemile Weeks and first baseman Chris Carter were announced Thursday as Oakland's representatives in this year's XM All-Stars Futures Game.

  • Reckling to play for U.S. in Futures Game

    Trevor Reckling, a 20-year-old left-hander from New Jersey -- born in Livingston, a resident of Irvington -- has been selected to represent the Angels on the U.S. Team against a World squad in the 2009 XM All-Star Futures Game in St. Louis.

  • Two Crew prospects to play for World

    A couple of all-world Brewers prospects will share the spotlight in next month's All-Star Futures Game. Alcides Escobar of Venezuela and Brett Lawrie of Canada were selected to play for the World squad at this year's event.

  • Feliz selected for Futures Game

    Neftali Feliz, the 21-year-old Dominican who can throw 98 mph, will represent the Rangers on the International team at the Futures Game.

  • Perez set to represent Jays in Futures Game

    Blue Jays pitching prospect Luis Perez, a native of the Dominican Republic, will play in the 11th annual XM All-Star Futures Game, pitting the best Minor League prospects from the United States against the best from the rest of the World, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on All-Star Sunday, July 12, at 2 p.m. ET.

  • Kelly, Tazawa headed to Futures Game

    As a prelude to the actual All-Star festivities, Red Sox fans who tune into the 11th annual XM All-Star Futures Game will gets glimpses of two of the organization's most compelling and talented prospects.

  • Santana, Weglarz to play in Futures Game

    Carlos Santana and Nick Weglarz will get a vacation from Double-A next month as they play on the World roster at the 11th annual XM All-Star Futures Game at Busch Stadium.

  • Montero, Banuelos to represent World

    Jesus Montero and Manuel Banuelos have established themselves as standouts in the Yankees organization, and now they will be asked to help represent the World Team at the 2009 XM All-Star Futures Game.

  • Rays' outfield duo to play in Futures Game

    Desmond Jennings and Kyeong Kang will represent the Rays in the 2009 Futures Game. Jennings will play for the US team while Kang, who has a Korean heritage, will play for the World team.

  • Duffy adds Futures Game to resume

    Fresh off a scoreless inning in a Minor League All-Star Game on Tuesday, Royals prospect Danny Duffy was named Thursday to the U.S. roster for the All-Star Futures Game on July 12.

  • White Sox sending pair to Futures Game

    Catcher Tyler Flowers and third baseman Dayan Viciedo were chosen to represent the White Sox in the 11th annual XM All-Star Futures Game on July 12.

  • Dodgers' Baez headed to Futures Game

    Dodgers third-base prospect Pedro Baez will be the organization's lone representative in this year's XM All-Star Futures Game.

  • Two prospects to play in Futures Game

    Pitcher Madison Bumgarner and first baseman Angel Villalona will represent the San Francisco Giants at the 11th annual XM All-Stars Futures Game on All-Star Sunday in St. Louis.

  • Two to represent Rox at Futures Game

    The Rockies arranged to give second baseman Eric Young Jr. and right-handed pitcher Jhoulys Chacin opportunities during Major League Spring Training. That's a first sign that the organization likes their potential.

  • Future Friars to be on display in St. Louis

    The Padres will showcase two of their brightest prospects during the 11th annual XM All-Star Futures Game next month in St. Louis.

  • Pair of arms gets Futures Game nod

    Exhibit A as to the club's strength at pitcher in the Minors, Jarrod Parker and Leyson Septimo were selected to participate in the Futures Game.

  • Sizemore Tigers' rep at Futures Game

    Toledo Mud Hens second baseman Scott Sizemore has been selected as the Tigers organization's representative in next month's All-Star Futures Game as part of Major League Baseball's All-Star Week festivities.

  • Vitters, Castro named to Futures Game

    Josh Vitters, a third baseman playing for the Cubs' Class A Peoria team, and Starlin Castro, a shortstop with the Class A Daytona team, will participate in the 2009 All-Star Futures Game.

  • World will be watching Mariners' duo

    The only player in the Mariners organization from Italy, and one of their Minor Leaguers from Canada, have been selected to participate in the Futures Game next month.

  • Mejia, Flores to play in Futures Game

    It smells like teen spirit for the Mets' organization, which will send 19-year-old Double-A pitcher Jenrry Mejia and 17-year-old Class A shortstop Wilmer Flores to the Futures Game.

  • Wallace, Jones to appear in Futures Game

    Two of the Cardinals' top prospects -- outfielder Daryl Jones and third baseman Brett Wallace -- will appear for the U.S. Team in the Futures Game.

  • Tillman, Matusz headed to Futures Game

    Two of Baltimore's best prospects will take part in this year's Futures Game, a companion to the All-Star Game that features some of the best Minor League talent.

  • Reds prospects to play in Futures Game

    Double-A Carolina outfielder Chris Heisey will play for the U.S. squad, while Class A Dayton right-hander J.C. Sulbaran will be on the World team in the All-Star Futures Game.

  • Heyward to play in XM Futures Game

    Jason Heyward was invited on Thursday to participate with other highly touted prospects during this year's XM All-Star Futures Game.

  • Lincoln, Alvarez to play in Futures Game

    For all those Pirates fans who have been told the talent is coming, here's a chance to see two most promising stars, Brad Lincoln and Pedro Alvarez, in the upcoming All-Star Futures Game.

  • Astros' future on display in St. Louis

    Houston will have its potential future catcher and closer at the July 12 All-Star Futures Game, as Jason Castro will play for the U.S., while Chia-Jen Lo was named to the World team.

  • Futures Game to showcase top Phils duo

    The Phillies already know Kyle Drabek and Yohan Flande are two of the top pitching prospects in their organization.

  • Tosoni to play for World at Futures Game

    Twins Minor League outfielder Rene Tosoni, who was selected to play for the World Team in this year's Futures Game in July, is certainly in good company in earning the honor.

  • Stanton the face of Marlins at Futures Game

    Mike Stanton, the former three-sport high school standout, will represent the Marlins in the 2009 Futures Game.

  • Espinosa heading to Futures Game

    Shortstop Danny Espinosa is considered one of the Nationals' best prospects. Besides being an above-average defender, Espinosa is not bad with the bat, hitting .264 with nine home runs and 33 RBIs.

  • Reckling to play for U.S. in Futures Game

    Trevor Reckling, a 20-year-old left-hander from New Jersey -- born in Livingston, a resident of Irvington -- has been selected to represent the Angels on the U.S. Team against a World squad in the 2009 XM All-Star Futures Game in St. Louis.

  • Hometown favorites highlight U.S. squad

    Third baseman Brett Wallace is among two Cards prospects highlighting the U.S. All-Star Futures Game squad named on Thursday, and he's hoping to get an early taste of what things could be like at Busch Stadium.

  • Nothing's too big for the World

    For the World players named on Thursday to the All-Star Futures game, the spotlight is nothing new, following Olympic and World Baseball Classic performances for many of them.

  • Futures Game a portent of stardom

    The rosters for the 11th annual All-Star Futures game were announced on Thursday and, based on past years, a lot of future Major League talent likely will be taking the field come July 12.

  • Gateway to Midsummer Classic taking shape

    MLB Properties has partnered to install 15 10-foot-tall All-Star-themed arches at landmarks around the St. Louis area, helping to raise money for charity in conjunction with the Midsummer Classic.

  • Ozzie, Oquendo to manage Futures Game

    The fans on hand at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on All-Star Sunday to watch the 11th annual XM Satellite Radio All-Star Futures Game will get to watch 50 of baseball's top prospects in action.

  • Obama to throw out first All-Star pitch

    President Barack Obama will throw out the ceremonial first pitch for the 2009 All-Star Game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on July 14, Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday.

  • Teixeira, Youkilis jockeying for position

    In the latest All-Star balloting update, Mark Teixeira jumped back ahead of Boston's Kevin Youkilis to lead all first basemen in votes in the American League.

  • Timing concern keeps pitchers off ASG ballot

    Every spring, quite literally millions of fans sit down and punch out a ballot or go online and vote for All-Stars. They vote for their favorite players, or the best players, or the players having the best years. But it's only players -- it's never pitchers.

  • Crow to perform free All-Star concert

    Nine-time Grammy winner and Missouri native Sheryl Crow will perform a free concert under the famed Gateway Arch in St. Louis on Saturday, July 11, as part of the 2009 All-Star Game festivities.

  • Ramirez takes edge on Rollins in NL vote

    With fewer than two weeks remaining in balloting for the July 14 All-Star Game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, the pendulum-like race between Hanley Ramirez and Jimmy Rollins continues to swing, and this time, it's in Ramirez's direction.

  • Manuel, Maddon name All-Star coaches

    National League All-Star manager Charlie Manuel of the Philadelphia Phillies and American League All-Star manager Joe Maddon of the Tampa Bay Rays announced their respective coaches for the upcoming 80th All-Star Game.

  • Youkilis moves up in All-Star balloting

    In one of the most tightly contested races, Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis moved ahead of Mark Teixeira by a mere 1,315 votes in the latest results of AL All-Star balloting.

  • St. Louis flooded with All-Star memories

    When the 80th All-Star Game comes to St. Louis this summer, it will follow in a distinguished line of Midsummer Classics that have graced the Gateway City.

  • NL East race reflected in All-Star votes

    While the defending World Series champion Phillies continue to hold down three of the eight starting spots in All-Star voting, the Mets maintain two in position to make the start July 14 in St. Louis themselves.

  • Interleague Play draws 100 millionth fan

    Upon entering the gate about 20 minutes before the Indians-Cardinals tilt Saturday at Progessive Field, Randy Loomis was informed that he had just become the 100 millionth fan to pass through the turnstiles to attend a game in Interleague Play.

  • Pujols, Hamilton remain atop Derby poll

    Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton continue to be the players fans would most like to see in the 2009 State Farm Home Run Derby, according to the latest polling results.

  • Yanks leading in AL East, All-Star votes

    Jumping off a campaign platform of 14 homers and 40 RBIs in 33 games since the end of April, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has vaulted Boston's Kevin Youkilis for the lead in fans' voting for the Midsummer Classic.

  • Rollins, Ibanez take over in NL voting

    The third 2009 National League balloting update for Major League Baseball's All-Star Game, to be held July 14 in St. Louis, was released Monday and two more Phillies -- shortstop Jimmy Rollins and outfielder Raul Ibanez -- have taken the lead at their respective positions.

  • 'Everyday All-Stars' wait for your vote

    The ballot is complete, and now a distinguished group of star performers -- in life, not baseball -- is waiting for your vote to earn a trip to the All-Star Game in St. Louis.

  • Phillies beginning to pile up ASG votes

    Charlie Manuel's NL East-leading Phillies are starting to pile up some votes, while suspended Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez continues to garner votes.