Trio of Yanks fans up for All-Star honor
Winner to represent New York at Midsummer Classic
Three finalists per Major League club were chosen out of thousands of nominations from across the United States and Canada of "everyday All-Stars," people who have gone above and beyond to serve their community.
Fans are invited to vote in the All-Stars Among Us campaign, a presentation of People Magazine and Major League Baseball, for the 30 winners from June 8-24. One winner will be chosen as a representative of every club, and all 30 will be honored Busch Stadium in St. Louis for the July 14 All-Star Game. One club representative also will be featured in People Magazine.
Here are the finalists for the New York Yankees:
Farley Boyle: The Little Silver, N.J., resident founded CHASE for Life after her daughter Chase nearly drowned. The organization provides free infant and child CPR and has provided hands-on training to more than 4,000 people.
Christina and Michael Pesci: The twins from Parsippani, N.J., are both active in the community. Christina is the president of Bridging the Generation Gap, an outreach club encouraging friendship between young people and seniors, while Michael founded the non-profit Perfect Pitch, which has raised $175,000 for mentally and physically handicapped children and young adults.
Tzirl Goldman: The Brooklyn, N.Y., resident started a program called the Friendship Circle, which pairs teens with special-needs children for fun and friendship. She's also run eight fundraising concerts to help fund the program.
Meanwhile, vote for your favorite players with the 2009 All-Star Game Sprint Online Ballot at MLB.com and all 30 sites, and look for Walt Disney Pictures G-Force All-Star Game ballots at Major League and Minor League ballparks.
The 80th Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and Sportsnet HD and televised around the world by Major League Baseball International, with pregame ceremonies beginning at 8 p.m. ET. ESPN Radio will provide exclusive national radio coverage, while MLB.com will provide extensive online coverage.
Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.