Freddie Freeman and Steve Delabar have been handed the final places in the MLB all-star game after a record vote from fans, the game's official site has revealed.
79.2 million people across the world had their say on who should take the last positions for the National League and American League sides, and the winners were – in the end – conclusive.
The biggest challenge came in the NL, after a campaign to get LA Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig appeared to gather pace.
However, Atlanta Braves first baseman Freeman held off the challenge, amassing a record 19.7 million votes to win the selection.
In the AL, relief pitcher Delabar completed the fairytale story with his selection, as the Toronto Blue Jay was rewarded for his fine form this season.
The 29-year-old was working as a substitute teacher in 2010 after injury appeared to end his major league career early, but he’s back in the big league and going to the big show at Yankee Stadium.
Delabar amassed 9.6 million votes, beating David Robertson (Yankees), Joaquin Benoit (Tigers), Koji Uehara (Red Sox) and Tanner Scheppers (Rangers) to the selection.
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