Cubs, Sox send reserves to All-Star game July 10

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The 2007 Major League Baseball All-Star game is next Tuesday night, July 10, in San Francisco. No Cubs or White Sox players made the starting rosters. The only player from nearby to start the game will be Milwaukee Brewers’ first baseman Prince Fielder.

Chicago Cubs outfielder, and probably Major League Baseball’s hottest player in the month of June, Alfanso Soriano is on the reserve squad for the National League. Joining Soriano from the Cubs on the reserves will be first baseman Derrek Lee and possibly pitcher Carlos Zambrano.

At press time, the lone representative from the Chicago White Sox was pitcher Bobby Jenks.

Three other players from the Brewers will make the trip to San Francisco. Shortstop J.J. Hardy, closer Francisco Cordero and right-handed starter Ben Sheets have also earned spots on the NL roster.

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez led the fans’ balloting with 3.8 million total votes. The top vote-getter in the National League was Cincinnati Reds outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. with 2.9 million votes.

This year will be the 78th All-Star Game. The first one was played July 6, 1933, at Comiskey Park in Chicago. The AL won that game 4-2.

from the July 5-10, 2007, issue

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