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[7/16/2015] Mazda All-Star Series 2015: List of Events

by on Jul.16, 2015 @ 6:56 pm, under NPB
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All-Star Game Events

Game 1 at Tokyo Dome on July 17

  • National Anthem: Satoshi Mizuguchi
  • Ceremonial First Pitch: Giants Junior Team
  • Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Atsuya Furuta, Kazuo Hayashi
  • Special Live Performance by Mr. King vs Mr. Prince

Game 2 at Mazda Stadium on July 18

  • National Anthem: Wasabi Mizuta
  • Ceremonial First Pitch: Carp Junior Team
  • Opening Statement by Riki Choshu
  • The JPBPA's Catchball Classic
  • Dream Kids Challenge

Events at both games

  • Home Run Derby
  • Mascot Performances
  • Green Baseball Project's Aodamo tree planting ceremony

Source: official announcement

[7/10/2015] Mazda All-Star Series 2015: Home Run Derby Ballot Results

by on Jul.10, 2015 @ 6:14 pm, under NPB
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Home Run Derby Ballot Results

Game 1, July 17 - Tokyo Dome

Central League Pacific League
  Player (JPN) Player (ENG) Team Uni Votes   Player (JPN) Player (ENG) Team Uni Votes
◎1 筒香 嘉智 Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo YOK 25 6,700 ◎1 柳田 悠岐 Yanagita, Yuki SOF 9 4,044
◎2 山田 哲人 Yamada, Tetsuto YAK 23 4,023 ◎2 中村 剛也 Nakamura, Takeya SEI 60 4,030
3 阿部 慎之助 Abe, Shinnosuke YOM 10 1,905 3 中田 翔 Nakata, Sho HAM 6 2,701
4 丸 佳浩 Maru, Yoshihiro HIR 9 664 4 森 友哉 Mori, Tomoya SEI 10 2,553
5 J.ロペス Lopez, Jose YOK 2 561 5 松田 宣浩 Matsuda, Nobuhiro SOF 5 944

Game 2, July 18 - Mazda Stadium

Central League Pacific League
  Player (JPN) Player (ENG) Team Uni Votes   Player (JPN) Player (ENG) Team Uni Votes
◎1 筒香 嘉智 Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo YOK 25 4,732 ◎1 柳田 悠岐 Yanagita, Yuki SOF 9 6,549
◎2 山田 哲人 Yamada, Tetsuto YAK 23 3,982 ◎2 中村 剛也 Nakamura, Takeya SEI 60 2,808
3 丸 佳浩 Maru, Yoshihiro HIR 9 3,245 3 中田 翔 Nakata, Sho HAM 6 2,419
4 阿部 慎之助 Abe, Shinnosuke YOM 10 742 4 森 友哉 Mori, Tomoya SEI 10 1,882
5 J.ロペス Lopez, Jose YOK 2 734 5 松田 宣浩 Matsuda, Nobuhiro SOF 5 623

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Individual Ballots: 15,690
Total Votes: 59,563

[7/3/2015] Mazda All-Star Game 2015: Home Run Derby balloting begins

by on Jul.03, 2015 @ 6:54 am, under NPB
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Balloting for the Home Run Derby began at midnight. The deadline is 23:59 on July 8. Results will be posted on July 10.

Home Run Derby Candidates

Central League Pacific League
Name JPN Name ENG Team Home Runs Name JPN Name ENG Team Home Runs
2015 2014 2015 2014
山田 哲人 Yamada, Tetsuto YAK 15 29 中村 剛也 Nakamura, Takeya SEI 22 34
J.ロペス Lopez, Jose YOK 13 22 松田 宣浩 Matsuda, Nobuhiro SOF 21 18
筒香 嘉智 Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo YOK 12 22 中田 翔 Nakata, Sho HAM 21 27
丸 佳浩 Maru, Yoshihiro HIR 11 19 柳田 悠岐 Yanagita, Yuki SOF 16 15
H.ルナ Luna, Hector CHU 5 17 L.クルーズ Cruz, Luis LOT 13 16
雄平 Takai, Yuhei YAK 4 23 森 友哉 Mori, Tomoya SEI 13 6
阿部 慎之助 Abe, Shinnosuke YOM 4 19 清田 育宏 Kiyota, Ikuhiro LOT 9 4
梶谷 隆幸 Kajitani, Takayuki YOK 4 16 浅村 栄斗 Asamura, Hideto SEI 9 14
  糸井 嘉男 Itoi, Yoshio ORI 7 19
  秋山 翔吾 Akiyama, Shogo SEI 7 4
  松井 稼頭央 Matsui, Kazuo RAK 7 8

Candidates must fullfill one of the following requirements:

  • Have seven or more home runs by July 2.
  • Recorded fifteen or more home runs in 2014.

[7/2/2015] Mazda All-Star Game 2015: Rosters with Manager Selections

by on Jul.02, 2015 @ 6:42 pm, under NPB
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Central League Pacific League
    Name JPN Name ENG Team Uni Apps     Name JPN Name ENG Team Uni Apps
Managers
    原 辰徳 Hara, Tatsunori YOM 88 10,22(1)     工藤 公康 Kudo, Kimiyasu SOF 81 1,11
Coaches
    和田 豊 Wada, Yutaka HAN 86 2,10(1)     福良 淳一 Fukura, Junichi ORI 78 1,2
    緒方 孝市 Ogata, Koichi HIR 79 1,2     栗山 英樹 Kuriyama, Hideki HAM 80 3,3
Starting Pitchers
黒田 博樹 Kuroda, Hiroki HIR 15 5 大谷 翔平 Otani, Shohei HAM 11 3
Relievers
  山口 鉄也 Yamaguchi, Tetsuya YOM 47 5   E.バリオス Barrios, Edison SOF 65 1
Closers
  山﨑 康晃 Yamasaki, Yasuaki YOK 19 1   松井 裕樹 Matsui, Yuki RAK 1 1
Pitchers
    菅野 智之 Sugano, Tomoyuki YOM 19 3     武田 翔太 Takeda, Shota SOF 30 1
    高木 勇人 Takagi, Hayato YOM 54 1     西 勇輝 Nishi, Yuki ORI 21 3
    藤浪 晋太郎 Fujinami, Shintaro HAN 19 3     B.ディクソン Dickson, Brandon ORI 32 1
    呉 昇桓 Oh, Seung-Hwan HAN 22 1     宮西 尚生 Miyanishi, Naoki HAM 25 1
    前田 健太 Maeda, Kenta HIR 18 5     吉川 光夫 Yoshikawa, Mitsuo HAM 34 3
    大野 雄大 Ono, Yudai CHU 22 2     涌井 秀章 Wakui, Hideaki LOT 16 5
    田中 健二朗 Tanaka, Kenjiro YOK 46 1     増田 達至 Masuda, Tatsushi SEI 14 1
    T.バーネット Barnette, Tony YAK 34 2     十亀 剣 Togame, Ken SEI 21 1
      髙橋 朋己 Takahashi, Tomomi SEI 43 1
    森 唯斗 Mori, Yuito SOF 38 1
Catchers
  會澤 翼 Aizawa, Tsubasa HIR 27 1 嶋 基宏 Shima, Motohiro RAK 37 7
  阿部 慎之助 Abe, Shinnosuke YOM 10 12     炭谷 銀仁朗 Sumitani, Ginjiro SEI 27 2
    中村 悠平 Nakamura, Yuhei YAK 52 2  
First Basemen
  新井 貴浩 Arai, Takahiro HIR 28 6 中田 翔 Nakata, Sho HAM 6 5
  J.ロペス Lopez, Jose YOK 2 1  
Second Basemen
菊池 涼介 Kikuchi, Ryosuke HIR 33 2 浅村 栄斗 Asamura, Hideto SEI 32 3
Third Basemen
川端 慎吾 Kawabata, Shingo YAK 5 1 中村 剛也 Nakamura, Takeya SEI 60 7(1)
Shortstops
鳥谷 敬 Toritani, Takashi HAN 1 6 今宮 健太 Imamiya, Kenta SOF 2 2
Infielders
    田中 広輔 Tanaka, Kosuke HIR 63 1     松田 宣浩 Matsuda, Nobuhiro SOF 5 5(1)
    H.ルナ Luna, Hector CHU 0 2(1)     中島 卓也 Nakashima, Takuya HAM 9 1
    山田 哲人 Yamada, Tetsuto YAK 23 2     L.クルーズ Cruz, Luis LOT 47 1
Outfielders
筒香 嘉智 Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo YOK 25 1 柳田 悠岐 Yanagita, Yuki SOF 9 2
  丸 佳浩 Maru, Yoshihiro HIR 9 3 秋山 翔吾 Akiyama, Shogo SEI 55 1
梶谷 隆幸 Kajitani, Takayuki YOK 3 1   糸井 嘉男 Itoi, Yoshio ORI 7 7
  雄平 Takai, Yuhei YAK 41 2   清田 育宏 Kiyota, Ikuhiro LOT 1 1
    鈴木 尚広 Suzuki, Takahiro YOM 12 1     角中 勝也 Kakunaka, Katsuya LOT 61 2
    平田 良介 Hirata, Ryosuke CHU 6 1     松井 稼頭央 Matsui, Kazuo RAK 7 9
Designated Hitters
  森 友哉 Mori, Tomoya SEI 10 1
    Name JPN Name ENG Team Uni Apps     Name JPN Name ENG Team Uni Apps
Central League Pacific League

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Key

  • ◎ = Fan Votes
  • ☆ = Players Votes
  • X(Y) = X is the number of times a player made the All-Star roster; Y is the number of times a player did not participate.
  • For managers and coaches: N,X(Y) = N is the nubmer of times the individual made All-Star roster as a manager or coach; X is the total number of times the individual made the All-Star roster; Y is the number of times the individual did not participate.
  • ◆ = Replaced Barrios due to injury on July 16. Source: official announcement

[6/29/2015] Mazda All-Star Game 2015: Player Ballot Results

by on Jun.29, 2015 @ 5:46 pm, under NPB
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Central League Pacific League
    Name JPN Name ENG Team Votes     Name JPN Name ENG Team Votes
    Name JPN Name ENG Team Votes     Name JPN Name ENG Team Votes
Central League Pacific League
Pitchers
1 黒田 博樹 1 (5) Kuroda, Hiroki HIR 145 1 大谷 翔平 1 (3) Otani, Shohei HAM 475
2   菅野 智之 Sugano, Tomoyuki YOM 103 2   松井 裕樹 Matsui, Yuki RAK 38
3   大野 雄大 Ono, Yudai CHU 76 3   B.ディクソン Dickson, Brandon ORI 32
Catchers
1   阿部 慎之助 8 (12) Abe, Shinnosuke YOM 270 1 嶋 基宏 6 (7) Shima, Motohiro RAK 240
2 會澤 翼 Aizawa, Tsubasa HIR 170 2   炭谷 銀仁朗 Sumitani, Ginjiro SEI 147
3   中村 悠平 Nakamura, Yuhei YAK 68 3   近藤 健介 Kondo, Kensuke HAM 106
First Basemen
1   J.ロペス 1 (1) Lopez, Jose YOK 182 1 中田 翔 3 (5) * Nakata, Sho HAM 280
2   畠山 和洋 Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro YAK 152 2   李 大浩 Lee, Dae-Ho SOF 238
3   M.ゴメス Gomez, Mauro HAN 117 3   F.カラバイヨ Caraballo, Francisco ORI 48
Second Basemen
1 菊池 涼介 2 (2) Kikuchi, Ryosuke HIR 398 1 浅村 栄斗 1 (3) Asamura, Hideto SEI 217
2   山田 哲人 Yamada, Tetsuto YAK 164 2   藤田 一也 Fujita, Kazuya RAK 206
3   石川 雄洋 Ishikawa, Takehiro YOK 60 2   L.クルーズ Cruz, Luis LOT 117
Third Basemen
1 川端 慎吾 1 (1) Kawabata, Shingo YAK 188 1 中村 剛也 5 (7) + Nakamura, Takeya SEI 342
2   H.ルナ Luna, Hector CHU 171 2   松田 宣浩 Matsuda, Nobuhiro SOF 238
3   A.バルディリス Baldiris, Aarom YOK 153 3   今江 敏晃 Imae, Toshiaki LOT 64
Shortstops
1 鳥谷 敬 2 (6) Toritani, Takashi HAN 267 1 今宮 健太 2 (2) Imamiya, Kenta SOF 305
2   坂本 勇人 Sakamoto, Hayato YOM 245 2   中島 卓也 Nakashima, Takuya HAM 117
3   田中 広輔 Tanaka, Kosuke HIR 126 3   鈴木 大地 Suzuki, Daichi LOT 92
Outfielders
1 筒香 嘉智 1 (1) Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo YOK 505 1 柳田 悠岐 1 (2) Yanagita, Yuki SOF 548
2 梶谷 隆幸 1 (1) Kajitani, Takayuki YOK 287 2 秋山 翔吾 1 (1) Akiyama, Shogo SEI 332
3   雄平 1 (2) Takai, Yuhei YAK 262 3   清田 育宏 1 (1) Kiyota, Ikuhiro LOT 215
4   大島 洋平 Oshima, Yohei CHU 240 4 糸井 嘉男 Itoi, Yoshio ORI 209
5   平田 良介 Hirata, Ryosuke CHU 137 5   内川 聖一 Uchikawa, Seiichi SOF 208
6 丸 佳浩 Maru, Yoshihiro HIR 132 6   中田 翔 Nakata, Sho HAM 158
7   長野 久義 Chono, Hisayoshi YOM 95 7   西川 遥輝 Nishikawa, Haruki HAM 106
8   亀井 善行 Kamei, Yoshiyuki YOM 85 7   中村 晃 Nakamura, Akira SOF 77
9   M.マートン Murton, Matt HAN 80 9   角中 勝也 Kakunaka, Katsuya LOT 59
Designated Hitters
  1 森 友哉 1 (1) Mori, Tomoya SEI 287
  2   李 大浩 Lee, Dae-Ho SOF 108
  3   F.カラバイヨ Caraballo, Francisco ORI 100

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Key

x (n) = x denotes number of times player was selected by players, n denotes number of times player made the All-Star team

◎ = Selected by fans
* = Twice as an outfielder
+ = Did not appear once

[6/26/2015] 2015 All-Star News and Notes

by on Jun.27, 2015 @ 3:44 am, under NPB
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All-Star roster notes:

  • Player Votes will be released on June 29.
  • Rosters with Manager Selections will be released on July 2.
  • Seibu led the Pacific League with four selections. Hiroshima led the Central League with five.
  • At forty years, Hiroki Kuroda (HIR) became the oldest pitcher to make the roster through fan voting. The previous record of thirty-nine was set by Ken Takahashi in 2008. Note: Hitoki Iwase was thirty-eight when he made the roster through fan voting in 2013 (he turned thirty-nine in November). The oldest player to make the roster through fan voting was Hiromitsu Ochiai in 1997 (the year he turned forty-four). The oldest player to make the roster was Kimiyasu Kudo in 2005 (forty-two years and two months).
  • Takashi Toritani (HAN) made the roster through fan votes for the fourth straight year. The last Hanshin player to make the roster through fan votes four years in a row was Kyuji Fujikawa, between 2005 and 2008. The last Hanshin position player was Tomoaki Kanemoto, between 2003 and 2006. The last Hanshin infielder was Makoto Imaoka between 2002 and 2005.
  • Shohei Otani (HAM) became just the second player to make the roster as a pitcher (2015) and position player (outfielder, 2013). The other was Junzo Sekine, as a pitcher in 1953 and as an outfielder in 1963. Otani also became the tenth player out of high school to make the roster in each of his first three seasons, first since Masahiro Tanaka (2007-2009). Only one other player in franchise history has accomplished the feat: Toshiaki Moriyasu (1966-1968).
  • Tomoya Mori (SEI) captured the most votes at 536,267 among all players this year and became the first player under twenty to accomplish the feat. Mori turns twenty this year. Yoshio Yoshida in 1955, Ichiro Suzuki in 1994, and Kenta Maeda in 2010 held the NPB record for capturing most votes during the season in which they turned twenty-two.
  • Yasuaki Yamasaki (YOK) became the first Yokohama rookie to make the roster through fan votes since Daisuke Yamashita in 1974. He is the first Yokohama rookie pitcher to make the roster through fan votes and the first rookie in NPB history to be voted in by fans as closer since Tsuyoshi Yoda in 1990.
  • Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (YOK) became the first Yokohama player to lead the Central League in All-Star votes.

Source: Sponichi 6/26/2015, Sponichi 6/26/2015, Sponichi 6/26/2105, Sponichi 6/27/2015Sports Hochi 6/26/2015, Daily Sports 6/26/2015, Daily Sports 6/26/2015, Daily Sports 6/26/2015, Daily Sports 6/27/2015, Daily Sports 6/27/2015Nikkan Sports 6/26/2015, Nikkan Sports 6/26/2015, Nikkan Sports 6/26/2015, Nikkan Sports 6/27/2015, Sanspo 6/27/2015

[6/26/2015] Mazda All-Star Game 2015: Final Ballot Results

by on Jun.26, 2015 @ 5:52 pm, under NPB
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  Day Total
Total Ballots Internet 9,059 218,373
Mobile 10,207 348,199
Paper 622,895 1,337,613
Totals 642,161 1,904,185
Valid Ballots Internet 9,059 218,373
Mobile 10,207 348,199
Paper 615,410 1,323,827
Totals 634,676 1,890,399
Invalid Ballots Internet 0 0
Mobile 0 0
Paper 7,485 13,786
Totals 7,485 13,786
Total Valid Votes 7,255,232 25,422,869

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[6/22/2015] Mazda All-Star Game 2015: Intermediate Ballot Results

by on Jun.22, 2015 @ 6:23 pm, under NPB
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  Day Total
Total Ballots Internet 27,912 209,314
Mobile 30,161 337,992
Paper 62,802 714,718
Totals 120,875 1,262,024
Valid Ballots Internet 27,912 209,314
Mobile 30,161 337,992
Paper 62,463 708,417
Totals 120,536 1,255,723
Invalid Ballots Internet 0 0
Mobile 0 0
Paper 339 6,301
Totals 339 6,301
Total Valid Votes 1,558,295 18,167,637

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[6/17/2015] Mazda All-Star Game 2015: Intermediate Ballot Results

by on Jun.17, 2015 @ 10:30 pm, under NPB
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  Day Total
Total Ballots Internet 8,039 161,939
Mobile 8,196 287,269
Paper 51,785 563,644
Totals 68,020 1,012,852
Valid Ballots Internet 8,039 161,939
Mobile 8,196 287,269
Paper 51,398 558,275
Totals 67,633 1,007,483
Invalid Ballots Internet 0 0
Mobile 0 0
Paper 387 5,369
Totals 387 5,369
Total Valid Votes 883,140 14,752,683

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[6/15/2015] Mazda All-Star Game 2015: Intermediate Ballot Results

by on Jun.15, 2015 @ 8:27 pm, under NPB
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  Day Total
Total Ballots Internet 20,826 145,241
Mobile 26,377 270,301
Paper 56,717 474,973
Totals 103,920 890,515
Valid Ballots Internet 20,826 145,241
Mobile 26,377 270,301
Paper 56,337 470,427
Totals 103,540 885,969
Invalid Ballots Internet 0 0
Mobile 0 0
Paper 380 4,546
Totals 380 4,546
Total Valid Votes 1,452,469 13,114,959

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