ST. LOUIS, MO. (July 8, 2015) - The St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals announced today that they are joining forces to urge fans to vote for Carlos Martinez (#VoteTsunami) and Mike Moustakas (#VoteMoose) for the All-Star Game in Cincinnati. Both players are on the ballot for the 2015 All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote sponsored by esurance underway through Friday.
"While the Cardinals - Royals rivalry is among the best in the game, we are proud to join forces to urge our fans to send a clear message that we are teams united in our commitment to ensure that the best players take the field for the All-Star Game," said Dan Glass, President of the Kansas City Royals and William DeWitt III, President of the St. Louis Cardinals in a joint statement announcing the campaign alliance.
The teams are encouraging fans to use their votes wisely to show the world that the best fans in baseball are from Missouri by voting in an American League All-Star from Kansas City and a National League All-Star from St. Louis. Fans can demonstrate their support for the alliance and join the conversation with #VoteMO.
As part of the Final Vote, fans can vote to select the final player for each League's 34-man roster. Fans can cast their votes from a list of five players from each League over a five-day period and the winners will be announced after the voting concludes on Friday, July 10th. Now in its eleventh year, fans again will be able to make their Final Vote selections on their mobile phones.
The regional sports networks FOX Sports Kansas City and FOX Sports Midwest are supporting the two teams' alliance that strikes an unprecedented cord of unity throughout a state known for passionate baseball fans that have an entrenched loyalty to their teams.
"With outstanding seasons so far by both the Cardinals and the Royals, Missouri is home to the top team in each league," Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said. "It's time for fans of both teams to cast that Final Vote for both Carlos Martinez and Mike Moustakas so there is as much Cardinal red and Royal blue on the field next week in Cincinnati as possible."
Fans can still vote online at cardinals.com or by texting N4 for Carlos Martinez and A5 for Mike Moustakas to 89269 until 3:00 p.m. CST Friday, July 10th. On Friday, fans will be able to vote for each player using their designated hashtag -- #VoteTsunami for Carlos Martinez and #VoteMoose for Mike Moustakas.