DETROIT Miguel Cabrera won baseballs first Triple Crown in 45 years in 2012, and put himself on a Hall of Fame course in his first 10 seasons in the majors with the Florida Marlins and Detroit Tigers.
Surprisingly, he has never won the fan vote and started an All-Star Game.
But that appears almost certain to change. Major League Baseball released All-Star voting totals for the first time Monday, and Cabrera leads all American League players with 1,500,163 votes. The Detroit sluggers closest competition at third base is Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles with 723,943 votes.
Online voting runs through July 4, and printed ballots can be submitted until June 28. The AL and National League teams will be announced July 7 for the July 16 Midsummer Classic at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets.
Cabrera has not started an All-Star game, but has played in seven of them. Hes just one-for-nine (.111) with a single coming in the 2010 game in Anaheim, Calif.
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