Former UCLA Baseball Player Chase Utley to Start in 2008 MLB All-Star Game

July 7, 2008

NEW YORK - Former standout UCLA baseball player Chase Utley has been voted by fans around the country to start at second base and represent the Philadelphia Phillies in the 79th Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 15, at Yankee Stadium in New York.

Utley received 3,889,602 votes, the highest total among all National League players and the second-highest total overall, behind New York Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez (3,934,518). Utley, who starred on UCLA's baseball team from 1998-2000, will make his fourth consecutive All-Star Game appearance.

Through Sunday, July 6, Utley leads the majors with 24 home runs and has registered the fifth-highest RBI total, 67 (tied with Houston's Carlos Lee). In 88 games, Utley has compiled a .294 batting average and 100 hits.

Additionally, Utley will make his debut competing in the annual home run derby, slated for the evening of Monday, July 14, at Yankee Stadium. Utley will face other confirmed participants Lance Berkman (Houston), Josh Hamilton (Texas), Grady Sizemore (Cleveland) and Dan Uggla (Florida).

The second overall pick in the 2000 MLB Draft by Philadelphia, Utley was a two-time first-team All-America selection at UCLA. He gained Freshman All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball in 1998 and first-team All-America recognition from the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) in 1999.

As a junior in 2000, Utley earned first-team All-America honors from The Sporting News, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and the American Baseball Coaches Association.

Utley finished his Bruin career as a two-time All-Pac-10 selection at second base, establishing himself among the single-season and career leaders in several categories in school history. Utley totaled 53 career home runs (4th), 256 hits (5th) and 174 runs batted in (7th). Utley's total of 108 hits in 2000 currently ranks second on the UCLA single-season hit list.

The 2008 MLB All-Star Game is slated for a 5 p.m. start (PT) on Tuesday, July 15. The game will be televised live by FOX Sports.


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Friday, Feb 26
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
W, 7 - 6
Saturday, Feb 27
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
W, 19 - 0
Sunday, Feb 28
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
L, 2 - 6
Tuesday, Mar 01
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
L, 6 - 11
Friday, Mar 04
vs. Mississippi State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Oklahoma
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 2
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 3 (14)
Tuesday, Mar 08
at CSUN
Northridge, CA
L, 12 - 20
Friday, Mar 11
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 7
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4
Sunday, Mar 13
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 3
Friday, Mar 18
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
Saturday, Mar 19
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5 (12)
Sunday, Mar 20
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 11 - 2
Thursday, Mar 24
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 1 - 6
Friday, Mar 25
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 4 - 3
Saturday, Mar 26
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 5 - 6
Tuesday, Mar 29
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
L, 7 - 14
Friday, Apr 01
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 1 - 9
Saturday, Apr 02
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 2 - 8
Sunday, Apr 03
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 3 - 5
Tuesday, Apr 05
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Thursday, Apr 07
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Friday, Apr 08
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 8
Tuesday, Apr 12
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Friday, Apr 15
at Washington
Seattle, WA
W, 1 - 0
Saturday, Apr 16
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 7 - 8
Sunday, Apr 17
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 4 - 7
Tuesday, Apr 19
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
W, 10 - 6
Thursday, Apr 21
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 3
Friday, Apr 22
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 2
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 1
Tuesday, Apr 26
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
L, 7 - 10
Friday, Apr 29
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
L, 4 - 6
Saturday, Apr 30
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
L, 4 - 9
Sunday, May 01
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 10 - 3
Tuesday, May 03
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
W, 11 - 10
Friday, May 06
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 4
Saturday, May 07
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
W, 4 - 1
Sunday, May 08
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 1
Tuesday, May 10
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Friday, May 13
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 5
Saturday, May 14
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 3
Sunday, May 15
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 9
Tuesday, May 17
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 4
Friday, May 20
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 12
Saturday, May 21
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 10
Friday, May 27 - 4:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
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