Freddie Freeman, first baseman for the Atlanta Braves, set the All-Star fan voting record with 19.7 million votes for the last spot on the MLB National League team for the upcoming All-Star game.
“It’s unbelievable,” said Freeman. “I’m kind of speechless. I wouldn’t be here without the fans and I just saw that it’s 19.7 million votes. It’s incredible and it’s just a dream come true. To win this is just beyond me.”
The game will be played on Tuesday and joining Freeman in winning the fan vote was Toronto reliever Steve Delabar who garnered 9.6 million votes.
Los Angeles Dodgers Yasiel Puig came in second with the most votes but his vote total was not released.
Both Puig and Freeman passed the previous record set by Shane Victorino with 15.6 million votes in 2009, according to Sports Illustrated.