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Baseball cancels millions of All-Star ballots

Baseball’s All-Star Game will be held at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati on July 14.
Baseball’s All-Star Game will be held at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati on July 14.(John Minchillo/Associated Press/File 2015)

Major League Baseball canceled between 60 million and 65 million All-Star votes in response to concerns of voter fraud.

Bob Bowman, the CEO of MLB Advanced Media, explained it to Yahoo! Sports.

“It’s between 60 and 65 million votes that have been canceled,” Bowman said. “We don’t really trumpet it because if someone thinks they’re getting away with it, they’ll try to again.”

Bowman also told Yahoo! that the 20 percent rate of canceling votes — altogether, more than 300 million have been cast this year — is in line with previous seasons.

Fans have viewed All-Star voting with a skeptical eye this season because eight Kansas City Royals players are leading at their positions as of the last update released by MLB.

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Fans are allowed to vote online up to 35 times per e-mail address.

Voting ends July 2 at 11:59 p.m.

The All-Star Game is July 14 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.


Matt Pepin can be reached at matt.pepin@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @mattpep15.