Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and News Channel 8. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald. Roger has also covered Florida, South Florida and Florida State football, the Bucs and the Lightning.
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Longoria vies for most All-Star votes
Posted May 27, 2009 by Marc Lancaster
Updated May 27, 2009 at 03:31 PM
CLEVELAND—MLB released the first round of vote totals from AL All-Star balloting today, and it seems Evan Longoria is as popular as ever.
With 664,060 votes, Longoria is barely second to Derek Jeter (664,630) as the leading vote-getter among all AL players. Longoria, of course, made the All-Star Game last year as a rookie when the fans voted him in as the final player on the AL roster.
Longoria has a massive lead over the second-ranked AL third baseman, Michael Young of the Rangers, who has 296,025 votes.
Only two other Rays are listed among the leaders at their positions, with Carl Crawford ranking sixth among outfielders (260,325) and Jason Bartlett fourth among shortstops (233,482).