Freddie Freeman has won the NL portion of the Final Vote campaign. He received an all-time record 19.7million votes, which was 4million more than runner up Yasiel Puig received. Braves fans all across the southeast, and the nation, in overwhelming numbers voted for Freeman via text, twitter, and the MLB website. This will be Freeman’s 1st ever All-Star Game appearance, but it likely will not be his last.
Freeman was grateful for the support, saying
Words can’t describe how thankful I am to all the fans!! This is a dream come true and it wouldn’t of happened without you guys!
Also, since he had promised hugs to fans who voted for him-
“Thats a lot of hugs” Freeman said, giddy after winning final vote with 19.7 million votes
Freddie Freeman is currently hitting .307/.388/.470/.858, with a 133 OPS+.
In the American League, Steve Delabar of the Blue Jays, who the Braves formed an alliance with, won the Final Vote.