Victorino, who was stumping for votes earlier today with Mayor Nutter at City Hall, among a number of appearances, beat Dodgers rightfielder Andre Ethier, Rockies first baseman Todd Helton, Nationals leftfielder Michael Morse and Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy.
"The past few days have been incredible. 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 fans in Philadelphia and Hawaii as well as my offseason home in Las Vegas are so loyal to me - that's what means more than anything.
"I would also like to thank the Detroit fans for their support, as well as all fans around baseball, who thought I was worthy of this final All-Star spot. Mahalo to everyone for making my trip to Arizona possible."
He is hitting .303 with nine home runs and 34 RBI.
He will join Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels and Placido Polanco as NL All-Stars.
Chicago's Paul Konerko won the AL vote, also leading wire-to-wire. He picked up 8.4 million votes to make his fifth All-Star team. He was followed by Detroit's Victor Martinez, who made a late push as part of the Tigers' promotional campaign that included a tie-in with the Phillies.
- Daily News Staff