The 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot launches on Friday, empowering fans all over the world to vote their favorite stars into the Midsummer Classic. The 2018 MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard takes place July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. By voting exclusively online and on their
The 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot launches on Friday, empowering fans all over the world to vote their favorite stars into the Midsummer Classic. The 2018 MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard takes place July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. By voting exclusively online and on their mobile devices at MLB.com and the 30 club sites, fans have a chance to win a Freedom Elite Motorhome from Camping World.
• See who's on the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot (PDF)
Fans can vote for All-Star starters up to 35 times through the All-Star Ballot, including a maximum of five valid ballots cast within any 24-hour period. The ballot will be available in English, Spanish and Japanese, and will feature audio CAPTCHA functionality for visually impaired fans. Banco BHD Leon will once again sponsor online All-Star balloting in the Dominican Republic, making Spanish-language ballots available to fans in the Dominican Republic via LasMayores.com, the official Spanish-language website of Major League Baseball.
The American League All-Star team will have nine elected starters (including a designated hitter) through fan balloting, while the National League All-Star team will have eight fan-elected starters. The pitchers and reserves for both teams -- totaling 23 for the NL and 22 for the AL -- will be determined through a combination of Player Ballot choices and selections made by the Commissioner's Office. The AL squad will be managed by AJ Hinch of the defending World Series-champion Astros, while the NL team will be led by Dave Roberts of the defending NL-champion Dodgers.
Details about the unveiling of the All-Star teams will be available in the coming weeks. Following the announcement of the All-Star rosters, fans will begin voting to select the final player for each league's 32-man roster via the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Final Vote. The Final Vote is in its 17th year, with more than 760 million votes cast over that period. This year, fans will cast their votes from a list of five players from each league, and will be able to do so on MLB.com, the club sites, and on their mobile devices.
The final phase of voting will be conducted during the All-Star Game, when fans will once again have the opportunity to vote for the Ted Williams All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet. Fans can vote exclusively at MLB.com and the 30 club sites -- online or via their mobile devices -- with the 2018 All-Star Game MLB.com MVP Vote, and their collective voice will represent 20 percent of the vote determining the recipient of the Arch Ward Trophy.
The 89th MLB All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 180 countries. FOX Deportes will provide Spanish-language coverage in the United States, while ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the Midsummer Classic. MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage.
For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, visit www.allstargame.com and follow @MLB and @AllStarGame on social media.
Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyOnMLB.