...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.
...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 Awards. Katsuya 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.