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Nippon Professional Baseball All Star Game

The best baseball players in Japan will compete in the 2008 Mazda All-Star Game at Yokohama Stadium on Friday, August 1st at 6:10 PM. The Central League will play the Pacific League and will each have a 28 man roster that includes the best players as voted on by the fans, fellow players and coaches.  The August 1st game is the second of two All-Star Game scheduled for 2008, the first will be held the day before at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka.

Mazda will provide green electricity indirectly for this years games under the “Green Power Certification System” by purchasing a “Green Power Certificate” for 12,000 kilowatt hours and presenting it to the Nippon Professional Baseball Association (NPB). Using green power for the games is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 6.6 metric tons.

Both games are sure to provide a lot of great entertainment you may even witness the next Japanese slugger or hurler on his home turf before he makes it big in America.  If you can’t make it to the 2008 Mazda All-Star Game there are still a lot of other opportunities to catch a baseball game in Tokyo this summer.

Yokohama Stadium is located about 40 minutes from Tokyo Station and is short walk from wither Kannai or Nihon Odori stations.  Tickets for the 2008 Mazda All-Star Game range in price from 2,500 to 8,000 per ticket.

Photo Credit:  Flickr, Yokohama baseball stadium at night