SAN FRANCISCO -- Tony Gwynn started back-to-back All-Star Games in 1997 and '98. No Padre has done so since.This summer, first baseman William Myers has the chance to do just that. On Monday, Major League Baseball unveiled the ballot for the 2017 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard at Marlins Park
SAN FRANCISCO -- Tony Gwynn started back-to-back All-Star Games in 1997 and '98. No Padre has done so since.
This summer, first baseman William Myers has the chance to do just that. On Monday, Major League Baseball unveiled the ballot for the 2017 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard at Marlins Park in Miami. Myers -- who served as the National League's designated hitter last year in San Diego -- is among eight Padres on the ballot.
• VOTE: Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot
Young outfielders Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe grace the ballot for the first time. So, too, does catcher Austin Hedges.
In the infield, second baseman Yangervis Solarte, shortstop Erick Aybar and third baseman Ryan Schimpf join Myers. Left fielder Travis Jankowski rounds out the three Padres outfielders on the ballot.
Fans may cast votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on computers, tablets and smartphones -- exclusively online using the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, June 29, at 11:59 p.m. ET. On smartphones and tablets, fans can also access the ballot via the MLB.com At Bat and MLB.com Ballpark mobile apps. Vote up to five times in any 24-hour period for a maximum of 35 ballots cast.
Following the announcement of the 2017 All-Star starters, reserves and pitchers, fans should return to MLB.com and cast their 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player on each league's All-Star roster. Then on Tuesday, July 11, while watching the 2017 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard live on FOX, fans may visit MLB.com to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet with the 2017 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.
The 88th Midsummer Classic, at Marlins Park in Miami, will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage, while MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM will have comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @AllStarGame on social media.
AJ Cassavell covers the Padres for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @ajcassavell.