Texas Rangers: 2010 All-Star Game
What's lost from that contest, in which Hamilton launched 28 homers in one round: He didn't win it. Justin Morneau did. But who cares? What Hamilton did that night will be remembered for a loooooong time.
But if you don't agree with the No. 1 ranking, you can cast your vote. Click here for the ballot to vote for your favorite moment.
This is Hamilton's third All-Star start. He batted third in 2008 (went 1-for-3) and sixth in 2009 (1-for-3 with an RBI). Guerrero's last start in the All-Star Game was 2007. He batted fifth and was 0-for-3.
RF Ichiro Suzuki
SS Derek Jeter
1B Miguel Cabrera
CF Josh Hamilton
DH Vladimir Guerrero
3B Evan Longoria
C Joe Mauer
2B Robinson Cano
LF Carl Crawford
SS Hanley Ramirez
2B Martin Prado
1B Albert Pujols
DH Ryan Howard
3B David Wright
LF Ryan Braun
CF Andre Ethier
RF Corey Hart
C Yadier Molina
When a team is winning, recognition follows. Five players from the first-place Rangers were named to the American League All-Star team on Sunday. And there is a chance for a sixth.
The Rangers' dynamic duo of outfielder Josh Hamilton and designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero were voted by fans into the starting lineup.
Rookie closer Neftali Feliz, who is 22 of 24 in save chances, was named to the pitching staff, which is selected by players and managers.
Double-play combination Elvis Andrus and Ian Kinsler made the team as reserves through player voting. Kinsler is a replacement for injured Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia. The Yankees' Robinson Cano is the starter at second base.
Third baseman Michael Young is part of the final vote by fans for the last spot (vote here). He is up against a formidable set of candidates in Chicago's Paul Konerko, Boston's Kevin Youkilis, New York's Nick Swisher and Minnesota's Delmon Young.
The All-Star Game will be played July 13 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., Guerrero's old stomping grounds.
After an amazing June surge, Hamilton is hitting .340 with 19 home runs and 59 RBIs on the season, putting him in the top five of each AL triple crown category. He hit .454 with nine homers and 31 RBIs in June.
Hamilton also had a June surge in the voting, as he surpassed Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki for the top spot among outfielders to claim his third consecutive All-Star berth.
Guerrero has a major league-leading 70 RBIs to go with a .331 average and 18 home runs. This is his ninth selection to the All-Star team, the sixth time as a starter.
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