Teixeira needs some help
The Red Sox first baseman led Teixeira by 1,315 votes in the results of the most recent checkpoint, but there is still plenty of time for fans to fire some more votes Teixeira’s way.
As MLB notes, the closest contest on record occurred in 1982, when Philadelphia
second baseman Manny Trillo (1,506,402 votes) edged Steve Sax
(1,504,777) of the Los Angeles Dodgers by 1,625 votes.
The two closest
A.L. races on record were in 1982, when California’s Fred Lynn
(1,353,890) narrowly defeated Dave Winfield (1,350,531) of the Yankees
for the third outfield spot by 3,359 votes, and in 1977, when Boston
shortstop Rick Burleson (2,221,349) prevailed over New York’s Bucky
Dent (2,217,923) by 3,426 votes.