NEW YORK (Tickler) - Ken Griffey Jr. of the Cincinnati Reds, who hit his 500th career homer on Sunday, remained second among outfielders in the latest
National League All-Star fan balloting announced Monday.
The 75th All-Star Game is scheduled for July 13 at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants remains the overall leader with 1,502,397 votes, while Griffey is second for the second straight week with
Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs, who came off the disabled list on Friday, stayed at third with 1,124,623 votes.
Jeff Kent of the Astros is the runaway leader at second base with 1,340,101 votes, nearly triple the total of Marcus Giles of the Atlanta Braves.
Adam Everett of the Astros maintained the lead among shortstops with 725,629 votes. Edgar Renteria of the St. Louis Cardinals is second with 716,108
Two members of the Cardinals -- Albert Pujols and Scott Rolen -- lead at first base and third base, respectively. Pujols has 1,149,068 votes, but Jeff
Bagwell of the Astros is a close second with 925,869 votes. Rolen has 1,310,385 votes, well ahead of Aramis Ramirez of the Cubs (563,954).
Mike Piazza of the New York Mets is on the verge of getting his 10th election as the starting catcher, which would tie him with Hall of Famer Johnny
Bench for most elections at the position. Piazza has 1,188,858 votes and is comfortably ahead of Brad Ausmus of the Astros (671,370).
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