Victorino wins All-Star fan vote
The Phillies will send four players to St. Louis for the 2009 MLB All-Star game. Chase Utley and Raul Ibanez were voted in as starters while Ryan Howard made it as a reserve. Shane Victorino received a record-breaking 15.6M online fan votes to claim the final NL roster spot.
Howard was selected to the team as a reserve by manager Charlie Manuel. St. Louis' Albert Pujols is the All-Star starter at first base. Pujols receieved 5,397,734 votes, the highest overall total in the National League. Howard finished in third place among first basemen with 2,059,760 votes.