Morimichi Takagi gave reporters his starting rotation for the All-Star Series:
July 20 - Game 1 - Kyocera Dome - Toshiya Sugiuchi (Yomiuri)
July 21 - Game 2 - Botchan Stadium - Kenta Maeda (Hiroshima)
July 23 - Game 3 - Iwate Stadium - Daisuke Miura (Yokohama)
Source: Sponichi 7/18/2012
The NPB announced details for their Mazda All-Star Game 2012 Charity Auction.
- The auction will take place from August 8 at 12:00 to August 16 at 23:00.
- The auctions will take place online at Yahoo and Rakuten.
- Proceeds will go towards reconstruction efforts in Northern Japan, through the Japanese Red Cross Society.
- Seventy autographed game-day uniforms will be put up for auction (managers, coaches, players).
- Six autographed umpire tops with All-Star logos.
Note: all uniforms will be cleaned before they are shipped out.
The NPB also announced details about SKYACTIV Technology Award.
Requirement: Given to a player that strives for the best and makes fans feels as if the possibilities are endless. A player that provides fans with dreams and hope.
Voter: SKYACTIV Technology Selection Committee