Final huge numbers for All-Star festivities

Final huge numbers for All-Star festivities

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Major League Baseball and the Cincinnati Reds released the final numbers for All-Star Week festivities on Friday.

The MLB said 731 million combined votes cast by fans as part of the MLB All-Star Game Ballot and the All-Star Game Final Vote, each setting records as the most in All-Star history. The vote numbers cast by fans for The Franchise Four collected a total of 25.5 million.

MLB, Reds and partners contributed to over $8 million for national and local charitable organizations.

Television viewership for the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby was the largest since 2010 with an average of 9.28 million viewers for both events.

Fans tuned in but also showed up to Great American Ball Park. A total of 130,904 fans flooded GABP for the three day event, marking the second highest three game attendance in the GABP history. All-Star Week only trailed games 3-5 of the 2012 National League Division Series (133,018).

Just outside the stadium, the three day Summer Block Party at the Banks brought in 108,497 fans.

The Color Run 5K was the largest event ever conducted by the Color Run in Ohio with 15,000 participants, and youth baseball players set the Guinness World Record for the largest game of catch with 1,058.

The media also took part in the All-Star numbers game. Credentials issued to journalists from over 16 countries totaled 1,886 to cover All-Star activities.

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