D-backs Press Release
Goldschmidt elected to start at first base in 85th All-Star Game at Target Field
PHOENIX - Paul Goldschmidt has been elected as the starting first baseman for the National League All-Star Team in the 85th Midsummer Classic to be played July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn.
This marks the second straight All-Star selection for Goldschmidt and the D-backs' fourth fan-elected starter, joining Jay Bell (second base) and Matt Williams (third) in 1999 and Luis Gonzalez (outfield) in 2001.
Goldschmidt received 3,516,890 votes, ahead of the Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez (1,888,648) and Cardinals' Matt Adams (1,746,904). The 2013 NL Silver Slugger and Gold Glove Award winner at first base was in fifth place in the initial balloting figures on May 28, and accumulated 2,732,864 votes over the last four updates, when he was second with 784,026.
Goldschmidt, who is the first D-back to make consecutive All-Star teams since pitcher Dan Haren in 2008-09, is hitting .310 (104-for-336) with 32 doubles, 16 home runs, 58 RBI, 50 walks and 64 runs scored in 89 games this season. He entered today's games as the only player in the Majors with at least 15 home runs and 30 doubles (Detroit's Miguel Cabrera has 14 home runs and 32 doubles).
The 2014 All-Star Game will be played at Target Field on Tuesday, July 15. The 85th All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 200 countries via MLB International's independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network, MLB.com and Sirius XM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS ALL-STARS
Year Players - Position (Starter in bold)
1998 Devon White - OF
1999 Jay Bell - 2B, Luis Gonzalez - OF, Randy Johnson - LHP, Matt Williams - 3B
2000 Steve Finley - OF, Randy Johnson - LHP
2001 Luis Gonzalez - OF, Randy Johnson - LHP, Curt Schilling - RHP
2002 Luis Gonzalez - OF, Randy Johnson - LHP, Byung-Hyum Kim - RHP, Damian Miller - C,
Junior Spivey - INF, Curt Schilling - RHP
2003 Luis Gonzalez - OF
2004 Randy Johnson - LHP
2005 Luis Gonzalez - OF
2006 Brandon Webb - RHP
2007 Orlando Hudson - 2B, Jose Valverde - RHP, Brandon Webb - RHP
2008 Dan Haren - RHP, Brandon Webb - RHP
2009 Dan Haren - RHP, Justin Upton - OF
2010 Chris Young - OF
2011 Miguel Montero - C, Justin Upton - OF
2012 Wade Miley - LHP
2013 Patrick Corbin - LHP, Paul Goldschmidt - 1B
2014 Paul Goldschmidt - 1B