Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays received a record number of fan votes to this year’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which will feature six players from the New York Yankees.
Prince Fielder of the Detroit Tigers joined Ken Griffey Jr. as a multiple winner of Major League Baseball’s Home Run Derby.
Drew Brees set records on the field as the New Orleans Saints quarterback this year and beat all other athletes off of it in the Power 100, a measure of performance, popularity and marketability, Bloomberg Businessweek reports on its website.
Curtis Granderson hit two home runs to push his Major League Baseball-leading total to 38 as the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-3 yesterday to split a double-header.
David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox and Prince Fielder of the Milwaukee Brewers were named captains of Major League Baseball’s All-Star home-run derby teams.
Major League Baseball and News Corp.’s Fox network say interest in the All-Star Game remains high, even if record player withdrawals and low ratings signal otherwise.
Joe Mauer and Albert Pujols topped fan voting for Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game while rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals was left off the National League roster.
The New York Yankees fell out of first place in the American League East for the first time since June 20 as they lost their third straight game and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 6-4.
"The only way I could have played again this year without having surgery was to do what we did."
- Jose Bautista on Aug 28, 2012