Local baseball masher and heart-throb
David Freese has earned his first MLB All-Star Game berth
thanks to overwhelming fan support in the NL Final Vote competition. Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish won the AL slot.
This brings to five the total number of Cardinals summoned to Kansas City, with Carlos Beltran, Rafael Furcal, Lance Lynn and Yadier Molina all being previously selected. Freese credits the team's ardent fan base for his victory, telling MLB.com he won because "It's St. Louis. They love Cardinal baseball."