David Freese can add another honor to his resume.
For several hours Thursday, Cardinals fans made the push via online voting at MLB.com, text message and through the #FreesePlease hashtag
onslaught on Twitter, to push the third-baseman over the top to earn the Final Vote All-Star Game spot.
According to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com:
Freese beat out Atlanta’s Michael Bourn, Washington’s Bryce Harper and Arizona’s Aaron Hill in a record-setting Final Vote race that counted votes via an online ballot, text messaging and, in a first for the competition, Twitter.
The Cardinals third baseman became the NL player to beat on Tuesday, as he moved atop the Final Vote ballot when Chipper Jones came off. He never relinquished the lead, becoming the first Cardinal player to win a Final Vote competition.
Freese’s addition to the All-Star squad gives the Cardinals an NL-best five representatives. Joining him for Major League Baseball’s 83rd All-Star Game in Kansas City next Tuesday will be outfielder Carlos Beltran, shortstop Rafael Furcal, catcher Yadier Molina and starter Lance Lynn.
This is the second time in three years the Cardinals have sent five players to the ASG.
Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was the AL Final Vote winner.
Miranda Remaklus is lead St. Louis Cardinals contributor to Aaron Miles’ Fastball. She is lead writer at Aerys Offsides in the NFL section. Follow her on Twitter, @missmiranda.