Victorino earns spot in MLB All-Star Game

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Once again Shane Victorino has earned a spot on the National League roster for the 2011 All-Star Game.

From Sunday to Thursday morning, fans had the opportunity to vote online and via text message to choose the final player on the National League and American League rosters.

The "Flying Hawaiian" received 9.2 million votes, making him the first two-time winner of the All-Star Final Vote.

In 2009, the Phillies center fielder received more than 15 million votes to land a spot on the National League roster for the All-Star Game in St. Louis.

"To take the lead from day one shows how supportive the fans have been from the start of the campaign. Just to be on the ballot was exciting, but to be the first player to be selected by the fans twice is such a tremendous honor," Victorino said. "The people of my native Hawaii, along with the great fans in Philadelphia, have been so loyal to me and that's what has meant the most to me throughout this process."

The 82nd Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be held on July 12 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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