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Cabrera could make All-Star history

Cabrera could make All-Star history

MIAMI -- Another Midsummer Classic appearance would yet again put Miguel Cabrera in a class by himself in Marlins' history.

Should Cabrera make the 2007 National League squad again, he would become the first Florida player ever to be picked to four All-Star squads.

Cabrera has been selected in a vote by his peers the past three seasons. Cabrera, Mike Lowell and Luis Castillo are the only three-time Marlins All-Stars.

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One of the game's elite hitters, Cabrera is posting numbers at this stage of his career that rival Alex Rodriguez and Albert Pujols. Based on his fast start, Cabrera again is showing he is All-Star worthy.

Fans can cast their votes for starters up to 25 times with the Monster 2007 All-Star Online Ballot at MLB.com and all 30 Club sites until Thursday, June 28, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Fans around the world will again have the opportunity to select the final player on each All-Star team via the Monster 2007 All-Star Final Vote. The vote will begin immediately following the 2007 MLB All-Star Game Selection Show Presented by Chevrolet, which will be televised by Turner Sports on Sunday, July 1.

Selecting the rosters isn't the end of the fun in 2007, either. Concluding the All-Star balloting process, fans will have the opportunity to participate in the official voting for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player presented by Chevrolet at the All-Star Game via the Monster.com 2007 All-Star Game MVP Vote at MLB.com.

The All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports and televised around the world by Major League Baseball International. ESPN Radio will provide exclusive national radio coverage, while MLB.com will offer extensive online coverage and MLB Radio will have exclusive play-by-play coverage of the game on the Internet.

Voting kicks off at Dolphin Stadium on April 20, when the Marlins play host to the Nationals. And it concludes on June 14, a night game that will have historical significance for the club.

For the June 14 Interleague series finale with the Indians, the Marlins will wear throwback teal jerseys. In recognition of the 10th anniversary of Florida's first World Series title, the team will sport replica uniforms to the ones they wore in the 1997 World Series against the Cleveland Indians.

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Once again, the Marlins are well represented on the All-Star ballot.

Fans get their chance to vote for Cabrera, catcher Miguel Olivo, first baseman Mike Jacobs, second baseman Dan Uggla, shortstop Hanley Ramirez and outfielders Josh Willingham, Jeremy Hermida and rookie Alejandro De Aza.

A year ago, Uggla gained All-Star status when he was voted on by his peers. Uggla became the first Rule 5 pick ever chosen to the All-Star Game in the year he was drafted.

The 23-year-old Ramirez is an emerging star, who already is being compared to Mets All-Star Jose Reyes as the top shortstop in the National League.

Ramirez won the 2006 NL Rookie of the Year award, and he's producing at a higher level this season.

Willingham and Jacobs each posted 20 or more home runs as rookies a year ago, and they are progressing in their respective sophomore seasons.

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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