Yount the early leader on Crew's Franchise Four ballot

Yount the early leader on Crew's Franchise Four ballot

Brewers icon Robin Yount has the early lead among Milwaukee's contenders in the Franchise Four campaign, which allows fans to vote for the players who best represent each Major League franchise and several other significant categories in the sport's history.

More than 11.8 million votes have been cast in the Franchise Four voting, and you can cast your ballot here. Voting ends on May 8, and winners from all 30 clubs will be announced at the 2015 All-Star Game, which will take place on July 14 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

Yount was the early leader ahead of Paul Molitor, Cecil Cooper and Rollie Fingers. Other Brewers candidates for the honor include Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder, Jim Gantner and Gorman Thomas.

Yount, who played all 20 of his Major League seasons for the Brewers on the way to the Hall of Fame, is the franchise leader in most meaningful categories, including games, runs, extra-base hits, home runs and RBIs, and was the first Brewers player to get a statue outside Miller Park. Hank Aaron is depicted as a Milwaukee Brave in his statue.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.