It is no secret Kansas basketball coach Bill Self is a Kansas City Royals fan. Turner received over 20 million votes, the most ever for the Final Vote.
Turner's 3.9 WAR (per FanGraphs; fWAR) leads all Final Vote contenders, and is actually second to only Paul Goldschmidt among all position players in the NL. He beat out Elvis Andrus, Xander Bogaerts, Didi Gregorius, and Logan Morrison. He's already set a career-high with 25 home runs, and his sights set on the club's single-season record, which was set by Steve Balboni in 1985 at 36.
Turner, 32, is hitting an MLB-best.384 with a.473 on-base percentage (also MLB-best).
The veteran third baseman was packed into a room at Dodger Stadium prior to the Dodgers' game against the Arizona Diamondbacks when he heard his name called as the victor of the National League Final Vote.
Gregorius, seeking more votes from his home base in NY, went to the subway and offered customers free rides if they'd support his cause in the Final Vote.
Turner will be joining four other teammates: Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager, Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen.
All-Star Week kicks off on Monday, July 10 with a highly anticipated Home Run Derby at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN. Schwarber rejoined the team and was installed in the starting lineup for the series finale with the Milwaukee Brewers, batting fifth and playing left field.