21,121 fans showed up at Tokyo Dome to watch the 2010 Pro Yakyu OB All-Star Athlete Cup on Saturday. Prior to the game, fans also had a chance to watch a game featuring two Koshien teams from 1961: Namisho High School (Osaka) and Hosei University Daini High School (Kanagawa).
Hosei ended up beating Namisho, 9-2.
As for the Pro Yakyu OB All-Star Athlete Cup, the Pacific League beat the Central League, 7-2. 52-year-old Kazunori Yamamoto (Kintetsu Buffaloes, Nankai / Daiei Hawks), was selected as the MVP of the game after going 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs. Murata Choji was winning pitcher on record and Akio Saito took the loss.
Other notable performances:
61-year-old Hisashi Yamada (Hakyu Braves) was the Pacific League manager but was also the starting pitcher. He managed to hit 102 km/h on his first pitch of the game.
60-year-old Choji Murata (Tokyo / Lotte Orions) tossed an inning and gave up a run on three hits. He also managed to hit 132 km/h.
Here is a list of pitchers that appeared in the game, according to Isumi Marines (いすみマリーンズ):
Central League - Hideyuki Awano (1 IP), Kazuhiko Endo (1 IP), Akira Ohkawa (1 IP), Yoshihiro Nakada (1 IP), Akio Saito (1 IP), Hiroshi Masumoto (1 IP), Kiyoshi Hashimoto (.1 IP), Hiroshi Ishige (.2 IP), and Yukinaga Maeda (1 IP)
Pacific League - Hisashi Yamada (.1 IP), Tetsuhiro Nonaka (.2 IP), Hirofumi Kono (1 IP), Hirohisa Matsnuma (1 IP), Shigeki Sano (1 IP), Choji Murata (1 IP), Shintaro Yamasaki (1 IP), Yukio Ozaki (.1 IP), Tatsumi Murata (.2 IP), and Tsutomu Iwamoto (2 IP).
Bassen Blog (バッセン☆ブログ) has some nice shots from the game. They also have an image with the starting line-ups, which I've provided below: