Zimmerman among All-Star hopefuls
Eight Nationals listed on ballot for 2007 Midsummer Classic
WASHINGTON -- After having a sensational rookie season, Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is on the 2007 All-Star ballot.
Zimmerman, one of eight member of the Nationals to be on the ballot (outfielders Ryan Church, Nook Logan and Austin Kearns, infielders Cristian Guzman, Felipe Lopez, Nick Johnson and catcher Brian Schneider are the others) is coming off a season in which he hit .287 with 20 home runs and a team-leading 110 RBIs. He ranked second behind Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the National League Rookie of the Year balloting last season.
Fans can cast their votes for starters up to 25 times with the Monster 2007 All-Star Online Ballot at MLB.com and all 30 club sites until Thursday, June 28, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Fans around the world will again have the opportunity to select the final player on each All-Star team via the Monster 2007 All-Star Final Vote. The vote will begin immediately following the 2007 MLB All-Star Game Selection Show Presented by Chevrolet, which will be televised by Turner Sports on Sunday, July 1.
Selecting the rosters isn't the end of the fun in 2007, either. Concluding the All-Star balloting process, fans will have the opportunity to participate in the official voting for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Presented by Chevrolet at the All-Star Game via the Monster.com 2007 All-Star Game MVP Vote at MLB.com.
The All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports and televised around the world by Major League Baseball International. ESPN Radio will provide exclusive national radio coverage, while MLB.com will offer extensive online coverage and MLB Radio will have exclusive play-by-play coverage of the game on the Internet.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.