Justin Morneau edged out in National League All-Star final vote
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Justin Morneau did not win the final vote to be a part of the National League All-Star team at Target Field.
A reunion with his former fan base seems to be a long shot. Morneau still could be named to the roster as an injury replacement.
All but one county in Minnesota favored Morneau, according to this data visualization map.
Here's an excerpt from the MLB.com story:
Over the final six hours of voting, tweets using the designated hashtag of any candidate were counted as part of his final vote tally. Tens of millions of votes poured in on the final day of a competition that began on Sunday. ...
The top two leading Twitter vote-getters were #VoteJUp and #VoteGRich, followed by #VoteKluber, #VoteMorneau and #VoteRizzo in the top five. All of the leading contenders had their hashtags trending in the U.S., worldwide and in their respective local markets, ultimately leading to 52.5 million votes cast.
Morneau's return would make for a good story, and it could still happen. It just didn't happen in the final vote.
Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale won the American League final vote.