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Major League Baseball officially launched their 2022 MLB All-Star Game ballots today so it’s time for fans to punch their tickets to send everything single member of the Philadelphia Phillies to Los Angeles for this year’s Midsummer Classic.
During Phase 1 of voting, fans can vote for their favorite players to advance to the final week of balloting. The top two players at each position per league and the top six players in the outfield will move on.
The top overall vote getter in each league during Phase 1 will automatically secure the starting spot at their position.
Once the first phase of voting is complete vote totals will reset and fans will decide who will start the 2022 MLB All-Star Game.
During Phase 1, fans can fill out up to five All-Star ballots every 24-hours between now and 2PM on June 30th. The top-two vote-getters at each position and top six outfielders in each league will be revealed at 5 p.m. ET on June 30th.
The other players will move onto Phase 2, which runs from 12 p.m. ET on July 5 through 2 p.m. ET on July 8th. Phase 1 votes do not carry over and fans can only vote one time during Phase 2. The starting position players in each league will be revealed later on July 8th.
As for pitchers and reserves, those 23 players in each league will be determined by “Player Ballots” and the Commissioner’s Office. The full rosters will be announced in a selection show on July 10th.
This year’s All-Star Game will take place in Los Angeles at Dodgers Stadium. The Phillies will be holding their first All-Star Game at Citizens Bank Park in 2026.
The last time Philadelphia held an MLB All-Star Game was in 1996 at Veterans Stadium. Bryce Harper and Rhys Hoskins were 3. Bryson Stott wasn’t even born yet.