FROM THE OC REGISTER: Dodgers’ Justin Turner showed motivation, leadership at Cal State Fullerton

PHOTO CREDIT: AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee
PHOTO CREDIT: AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee

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Mirin Fader of the Orange County Register focused Justin Turner's journey from a College World Series legend at Cal State Fullerton to an All-Star with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

 

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Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner, the one they call "Red," worked and worked to carve a place for himself in the league since graduating from Cal State Fullerton in 2006.

Now, the 32-year-old batting a career-high .374 has reached heights few could have predicted, as he was selected to the 2017 MLB All-Star Game by winning the Final Vote. He received 20.8 million votes by text and online, a record for the competition.

"I don't think it'll set in for awhile," he said prior to the All-Star game, referring to earning his first All-Star selection. "The amount of support and the votes, setting a record – it's very humbling."

"I can't believe the amount of support I got from everyone," Turner said. "Just unbelievable."

Turner, who went 0 for 1 in the 2-1 American League All-Star victory on July 11, has helped elevate the Dodgers to a 64-29 record as of Sunday, the best in Major League Baseball. He has 89 hits in 238 at-bats, plus 11 home runs, 42 runs scored, 39 RBI to go along with a .469 on-base percentage.

 
 

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