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All-Star Game 2010: News and Notes, Morning Edition (July 24, 2010)

by on Jul.24, 2010 @ 9:35 am, under NPB

...Tadahito Iguchi told reporters that it brought back memories when fans in the right field stands starting singing his old Hawks cheer song.

...Tsuyoshi Wada threw a total 40 pitches and will be donating 4,000 vaccinations shots.

...Kyuji Fujikawa made good on his promise and struck out the side during his outing.  And it seems his performance has got Yasutomo Kubo itching to do the same.

...At the age of 41 years and 8 months, Takeshi Yamasaki became the second oldest player to hit a homer at the All-Star Game.  The oldest player: Hiromitsu Kadota at the age of 43 years and 5 months.

...Kenta Maeda became the 14th player in All-Star history to be named a starter in his first official All-Star appearance and win.  He is also just the second pitcher in All-Star history to toss two perfect innings in his first appearance and first start.

...Shinnosuke Abe became the third catcher in NPB history to win two All-Star MVP AwardsKatsuya Nomura has three and Atsuya Furuta has two.  Abe also becomes the four player in Yomiuri Giants' history to win two MVP Awards -- Sadaharu Oh and Hideki Matsui have 3 a piece and Kazuhiro Kiyohara picked up 2 MVP Awards in a Giants' uniform.

...Speaking of Kiyohara, he was in the broadcast booth as a guest commentator during last night's broadcast of the All-Star game.