Nippon Professional Baseball All-Star Series

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The Nippon Professional Baseball All-Star Game is an annual baseball game between players from the Central League and the Pacific League, currently selected by a combination of fans, players, coaches, and managers. The All-Star Game usually occurs in early to mid-July and marks the symbolic halfway point in the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) season (though not the mathematical halfway point; in most seasons, that actually takes place one week earlier).

Game results[edit]

Date Winning League Score Venue Host Team Attendance MVP Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher
2004 (Game 1) Pacific 3–1 Nagoya Dome Chunichi Dragons Daisuke Matsuzaka
2004 (Game 2) Pacific 2–1 Nagano Olympic Stadium none Tsuyoshi Shinjo
2005 (Game 1) Central 6–5 Seibu Dome Seibu Lions Tatsuhiko Kinjo
2005 (Game 2) Central 5–3 Koshien Stadium Hanshin Tigers Tomonori Maeda
2006 (Game 1) Central 3–1 Meiji Jingu Stadium Yakult Swallows Norichika Aoki
2006 (Game 2) Central 7–4 Sun Marine Stadium none Atsushi Fujimoto
2007 (Game 1) Central 4–0 Tokyo Dome Yomiuri Giants Alex Ramírez
2007 (Game 2) Central 11–5 Fullcast Stadium Rakuten Eagles Shinnosuke Abe
2008 (Game 1) Pacific 5–4 Kyocera Dome Osaka Orix Buffaloes Takeshi Yamasaki
2008 (Game 2) Central 11–6 Yokohama Stadium Yokohama BayStars Masahiro Araki
2009 (Game 1) Central 10–8 Sapporo Dome Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 38,370 Norichika Aoki
2009 (Game 2) Pacific 7–4 Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Toyo Carp Nobuhiko Matsunaka
2010 (Game 1) Central 4–1 Yahoo Dome Fukuoka Softbank Hawks Shinnosuke Abe
2010 (Game 2) 5–5 Hard Off Eco Stadium none Yasuyuki Kataoka
2011 (Game 1) Central 9–4 Nagoya Dome Chunichi Dragons Kazuhiro Hatakeyama
2011 (Game 2) Pacific 4–3 QVC Marine Field Chiba Lotte Marines Takeya Nakamura
2011 (Game 3) Pacific 5–0 Kleenex Stadium Rakuten Eagles Atsunori Inaba
2012 (Game 1) Central 4–1 Kyocera Dome Osaka Orix Buffaloes Norihiro Nakamura
2012 (Game 2) Central 4–0 Botchan Stadium none Kenta Maeda
2012 (Game 3) Pacific 6–2 Iwate Prefectural Baseball Stadium none DaiKan Yoh
2013 (Game 1) 1–1 Sapporo Dome Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters Hirokazu Sawamura
2013 (Game 2) Central 3–1 Meiji Jingu Stadium Tokyo Yakult Swallows Takahiro Arai
2013 (Game 3) Pacific 3–1 Iwaki Baseball Stadium none Seiichi Uchikawa

See also[edit]