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Mazda All-Star Game 2012 Updates: Charity Auction, Central League Starting Pitchers

by on Jul.18, 2012 @ 8:11 pm, under NPB

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

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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.

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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

Award: One of three cars -- Mazda Demio, Mazda Axela, Mazda CX-5 -- equipped with SKYACTIV Technology