It’s Game Time!
With the Home Run Derby in the books and Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees winning as his father pitched to him, our own Superstar Gonzo of the Diamondbacks wins the MVP trophy of the Celebrity All Star Softball Game.
2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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|Date||July 12, 2011|
|Managers||American League – Ron Washington (Rangers)
National League – Bruce Bochy (Giants)
|TV announcers||Joe Buck and Tim McCarver|
|Radio announcers||Jon Sciambi and Chris Singleton|
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The 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game is going to be the 82nd in-season exhibition game between the All-Stars of the National League (NL) and the American League (AL); the leagues composing Major League Baseball. The event will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, home of the National League Arizona Diamondbacks. It is going to be the first MLB All-Star Game to be held in Arizona and the first in a National League Park to have a designated hitter.
With a combination of injuries and rule enforcements, a record 84 players have been named to the All-Star rosters. This broke the record of 82 players that were on rosters for the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
 Game summary
 Starting lineups
|American League||National League|
|1||Curtis Granderson||Yankees||CF||1||Rickie Weeks||Brewers||2B|
|2||Asdrúbal Cabrera||Indians||SS||2||Carlos Beltrán||Mets||DH|
|3||Adrián González||Red Sox||1B||3||Matt Kemp||Dodgers||CF|
|4||José Bautista||Blue Jays||RF||4||Prince Fielder||Brewers||1B|
|5||Josh Hamilton||Rangers||LF||5||Brian McCann||Braves||C|
|6||Adrián Beltré||Rangers||3B||6||Lance Berkman||Cardinals||RF|
|7||David Ortiz||Red Sox||DH||7||Matt Holliday||Cardinals||LF|
|8||Robinson Canó||Yankees||2B||8||Troy Tulowitzki||Rockies||SS|
|9||Alex Avila||Tigers||C||9||Scott Rolen||Reds||3B|
|Jered Weaver||Angels||P||Roy Halladay||Phillies||P|
 Immigration controversy
Some had suggested that Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig should move the game because of the controversial SB1070 anti-illegal immigration bill passed by the Arizona legislature and signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer. Others considered asking club owners, sponsors and even players to boycott the All-Star game if the law was implemented and the game remained in Phoenix. However on May 13, 2010, Selig announced that the game would stay at Chase Field in Phoenix as planned.
 Final roster spot
After the rosters were revealed, a second ballot of five players per league was created for the All-Star Final Vote to determine the 34th and final player of each roster, with online balloting conducted from Sunday afternoon, July 3, through Thursday afternoon, July 7. The winners of the final vote were Paul Konerko of the Chicago White Sox (AL) and Shane Victorino of the Philadelphia Phillies (NL).
|American League||National League|
|Alex Gordon||KC||OF||Andre Ethier||LAD||OF|
|Adam Jones||BAL||OF||Todd Helton||COL||1B|
|Paul Konerko||CWS||1B||Ian Kennedy||ARI||P|
|Víctor Martínez||DET||C||Michael Morse||WAS||1B|
|Ben Zobrist||TB||2B||Shane Victorino||PHI||OF|
- ^ Kevin Youkilis replaced Alex Rodriguez on the roster due to injury.
- ^ Jhonny Peralta replaced Derek Jeter on the roster due to injury.
- ^ Jon Lester replaced Felix Hernandez on the roster due to Hernandez’s ineligibility to pitch.
- ^ Alexi Ogando replaced CC Sabathia on the roster due to Sabathia’s ineligibility to pitch.
- ^ Michael Pineda replaced Justin Verlander on the roster due to Verlander’s ineligibility to pitch.
- ^ David Robertson replaced David Price on the roster due to injury.
- ^ Ricky Romero replaced Jon Lester on the roster due to injury.
- ^ CC Sabathia replaced James Shields on the roster due to Shields’ ineligibility to pitch.
- ^ Jordan Walden replaced Mariano Rivera on the roster due to injury.
- ^ Miguel Montero replaced Placido Polanco on the roster due to injury.
- ^ Scott Rolen replaced Chipper Jones on the roster due to injury.
- ^ Pablo Sandoval replaced Jose Reyes on the roster due to injury.
- ^ Andre Ethier replaced Shane Victorino on the roster due to injury.
- ^ Andrew McCutchen replaced Ryan Braun on the roster due to injury.
- ^ Kevin Correia replaced Cole Hamels on the roster due to Hamels’ ineligibility to pitch.
- ^ Craig Kimbrel replaced Matt Cain on the roster due to Cain’s ineligibility to pitch.
- #: Indicates player would not play (replaced as per reference notes above).
- †: Indicates player was designated as his team’s closer.