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NPB: Homerun Derby Participants for 2008 Mazda All-Star Games

by on Jul.31, 2008 @ 2:13 am, under NPB

The Homerun Derby Participants were announced yesterday.

Game 1

Central League
Tomoaki Kanemoto - Hanshin Tigers (16 HR / 342 AB)
Alex Ramirez - Yomiuri Giants (30 HR / 369 AB)

Pacific League
Tuffy Rhodes - Orix Buffaloes (26 HR / 328 AB)
G.G. Sato - Saitama Seibu Lions (21 HR / 359 AB)

Matchups
Matchup A: Kanemoto vs. Rhodes (Rhodes will bat first)
Matchup B: Ramirez vs. G.G. Sato (Sato will bat first)
Matchup A winner will face off against Matchup B winner (Matchup A winner will bat first)

Game 2

Central League
Shuichi Murata - Yokohama Bay Stars (30 HR / 352 AB)
Alex Ramirez - Yomiuri Giants (30 HR / 369 AB)

Pacific League
G.G. Sato - Saitama Seibu Lions (21 HR / 359 AB)
Takeshi Yamazaki - Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (14 HR / 334 AB)

Matchups
Matchup A: Ramirez vs. Yamazaki (Yamazaki will bat first)
Matchup B: Sato vs. Tamura (Tamura will bat first)
Matchup A winner will face off against Matchup B winner (Matchup A winner will bat first)