In his sixth season with the Giants, Brandon Belt is an All-Star for the first time at 28 years old.
Belt won the Final Vote for the National League Friday to earn the nod in the Midsummer Classic. Giants fans took to Twitter, blowing up social media with #VoteBelt to get their beloved first baseman in the game.
He finished with 10.4 million votes via text messages and Twitter.
Belt's Giants teammates made sure to be active on Twitter during the voting process to get him into the game. After the news came out that Belt won the vote, several of his teammates reacted to the news on Twitter.
Our man @bbelt9 is going to the #ASG! Thank you to everyone who voted!! #VoteBelt @SFGiants #WeAreGiant pic.twitter.com/qDAZ7ZeU9g
— Hunter Pence (@hunterpence) July 8, 2016
Congrats to my ping pong nemesis @bbelt9! Now that you're an all star, I won't feel so bad whoopin you today on the table
— Mac Williamson (@mwilliamson7) July 8, 2016
Congrats to my buddy Brandon on being voted in to the all star game!#BrandonsAreAwesome pic.twitter.com/yzrZkFPIYz
— Brandon Crawford (@bcraw35) July 8, 2016
Congratulations @bbelt9 on making the @AllStarGame ! Thank you fans for voting!
— Joe Panik (@JoePanik) July 8, 2016
Hey now, you're an All-Star, get your game on, go playpic.twitter.com/AthpzzSm3T
— #WeAreSF (@SFGiants) July 9, 2016
And Belt showed his appreciation for the votes, too. In a video posted on Twitter by the Giants, Belt, who leads baseball with 27 doubles, sent the following message to his fans:
"I just want to say thank you so much to all the Giants fans out there who voted for me, and really, all the fans across the country who voted for me. This means the world to me and my family... I can't wait to get down to San Diego and play with my teammates."
A few words from our ALL-STAR 1B, @bbelt9#VoteBelt #SFGiants pic.twitter.com/T7it1sPpk7
— #WeAreSF (@SFGiants) July 8, 2016