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NPB: Official 2008 All-Star Rosters Announced

by on Jul.14, 2008 @ 5:17 am, under NPB

The NPB has announced the final rosters for the 2008 All-Star teams.

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Central League
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MGR Tatsunori Hara        Yomiuri Giants
CCH Hiromitsu Ochiai      Chunichi Dragons
CCH Akinobu Okada         Hanshin Tigers
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SP  Ken Takahashi         Hiroshima Carp (2.99 ERA, 6-4)
MR  Tomoyuki Kubota       Hanshin Tigers (2.96 ERA, 26 H)
CL  Kyuji Fujikawa        Hanshin Tigers (0.91 ERA, 28 SV)
SP  Colby Lewis+          Hiroshima Carp (2.51 ERA, 11-5)
CL  Marc Kroon+           Yomiuri Giants (1.42 ERA, 23 SV)
SP  Kenshin Kawakami+     Chunichi Dragons (2.41 ERA, 7-4)
SP  Kazuki Yoshimi+       Chunichi Dragons (3.06 ERA, 8-3)
SP  Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi+ Hanshin Tigers (2.54 ERA, 8-2)
CL  Hayato Terahara+      Yokohama Bay Stars (3.54 ERA, 11 SV)
SP  Masanori Ishikawa+    Yakult Swallows (2.48 ERA, 7-6)
SP  Shohei Tateyama+      Yakult Swallows (3.31 ERA, 6-2)
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C   Abe Shinnosuke       Yomiuri Giants (.262, 33 RBI)
C   Akihiro Yano+        Hanshin Tigers (.269, 21 RBI)
C   Yoshiyuki Ishihara+  Hiroshima Carp (.250, 22 RBI)
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1B  Takahiro Arai        Hanshin Tigers (.318, 58 RBI)
1B  Tyrone Woods*        Chunichi Dragons (.274, 20 HR)
2B  Akihiro Higashide    Hiroshima Carp (.356, 40 R)
2B  Masahiro Araki*      Chunichi Dragons (.250, 41 R)
3B  Shuichi Murata       Yokohama Bay Stars (.286, 22 HR)
SS  Hayato Sakamoto      Yomiuri Giants (.244, 30 R)
SS  Hirokazu Ibata*      Chunichi Dragons (.290, 33 R)
INF Shinya Miyamoto+     Yakult Swallows (.320, 34 R)
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OF  Norichika Aoki       Yakult Swallows (.342, 43 R)
OF  Tomonori Maeda       Hiroshima Carp (.242, 23 RBI)
OF  Tomoaki Kanemoto     Hanshin Tigers (.338, 64 RBI)
OF  Arex Ramirez*        Yomiuri Giants (.326, 26 HR)
OF  Kazuhiro Wada+       Chunichi Dragons (.319, 10 HR)
OF  Seiichi Uchikawa +   Yokohama Bay Stars (.363, 36 R)
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Pacific League
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MGR Masataka Nashida     Ham Fighters
CCH Bobby Valentine      Lotte Marines
CCH Koji Akiyama         Softbank Hawks
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SP  Yu Darvish           Ham Fighters (1.93 ERA, 10-3)
MR  Hisashi Takeda       Nippon Ham Fighers (3.30 ERA, 15 H)
CL  Daisuke Kato         Orix Buffaloes (2.39 ERA, 19 SV)
SP  Yoshihisa Naruse+    Lotte Marines (2.66 ERA, 6-4)
SP  Naoyuki Shimizu+     Lotte Marines (3.39 ERA, 7-6)
SP  Toshiya Sugiuchi+    Softbank Hawks (2.55 ERA, 7-5)
SP  Masahiro Tanaka+     Rakuten Eagles (3.37 ERA, 6-6)
SP  Hisashi Iwakuma+     Rakuten Eagles (2.26 ERA, 12-3)
SP  Kazuki Hoashi+       Seibu Lions (2.23 ERA, 8-2)
SP  Shogo Yamamoto+      Orix Buffaloes (3.12 ERA, 6-2)
SP  Satoshi Komatsu+     Orix Buffaloes (2.63 ERA, 6-2)
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C   Toru Hosokawa        Seibu Lions (.224, 44 RBI)
C   Takeshi Hidaka+      Orix Buffaloes (.284, 25 R)
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1B  Hiroki Kokubo        Softbank Hawks (.265, 14 HR)
1B  Nobuhiko Matsunaka*  Softbank Hawks (.326, 17 HR)
2B  Kensuke Tanaka       Ham Fighters (.304, 55 R)
2B  Yasuyuki Kataoka*    Seibu Lions (.286, 32 SB)
3B  Takeya Nakamura      Seibu Lions (.240, 21 HR)
SS  Munenori Kawasaki    Softbank Hawks (.325, 48 R)
INF Tsuyoshi Nishioka+   Lotte Marines (.303, 52 R)
INF Rick Short+          Rakuten Golden Eagles (.330, 46 RBI)
INF Hiroyuki Nakajima+   Seibu Lions (.344, 16 HR)
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OF  G.G. Sato            Seibu Lions (.314, 19 HR)
OF  Atsunori Inaba       Ham Fighers (.315, 58 RBI)
OF  Hiroshi Tsubahara    Softbank Hawks (.293, 32 RBI)
OF  Hichori Morimoto+    Ham Fighters (.286, 35 R)
DH  Tuffy Rhodes         Orix Buffaloes (.277, 23 HR)
DH  Takeshi Yamasaki*    Rakuten Eagles (.290, 41 RBI)
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*denotes player voted individuals
+denotes player picked by coaches

Game 1
7/31/2008 Pacific League vs. Central League @ Kyocera Osaka Dome 6:10pm

Game 2
8/1/2008 Central League vs. Pacific League @ Yokohama Stadium 6:10pm

Make-up date if rained out - 8/2/2008 5:00pm