Two More Swallows Join the All Star Team

Closer Lim Chang-Yong and catcher Ryoji Aikawa will be joining outfielder Norichika Aoki as Swallows representatives to the 2010 Central League All Star team. Lim and Aikawa made the team through manager’s selection. This is the second time Lim has been chosen to the All Star team, after being voted in by the fans last year. Aikawa’s selection is the second time in as many years that he has been selected by the manager, and is his 3rd selection overall.

Also joining the players on the bench will be acting Swallows manager, Junji Ogawa who will be serving as bench coach.

The Game 1 of the 2010 All Star game will be held on July 23rd at the Yahoo! Dome in Fukuoka, Game 2 will be held the next day at HARD OFF ECO Stadium in Niigata.

Ryoji Aikawa, All Star

Chang-yong Lim, All Star

Norichika Aoki, All Star

About Kozo Ota

Kozo Ota is a third-generation Swallows fan that grew up on Montreal Expos baseball. (You can read more about that here.) When he's not at Jingu, he works as a freelance translator/interpreter to make enough money to go to Jingu. You can find random posts by Kozo on Google+ and Twitter.