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A final look at the All-Star Game by the (big) numbers

CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- The 2015 MLB All-Star Game and its surrounding festivities generated interest in baseball fans that resulted in big numbers and the following is a recap of the action across baseball, media, technology, special events, entertainment and charitable giving for the first Midsummer Classic in Cincinnati since 1988:

731 millionCombined votes cast by fans as part of the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot and the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote, each setting a respective record as the most in All-Star Balloting history 25.5 millionVotes cast by fans in selecting the winners of The Franchise Four, which celebrated the four most important players in the history of each franchise 9.28 millionCombined average viewership of the All-Star Game and Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders, which is the largest audience for the two events since 2010 8 millionDollars raised by Major League Baseball, the Cincinnati Reds and partners in contributions for national and local charitable organizations

2.97 millionViewers who watched the All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game, making it the most-viewed contest since 2010

2 millionViewers reached across MLB Network's 17 hours of All-Star coverage from Cincinnati, with an average audience growth of +8% over 2014.

1.5 millionHome runs hit by gamers playing the award-winning MLB.com Home Run Derby mobile video game on Gatorade All-Star Workout Day 593,000Unique viewers who watched the Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders online through WatchESPN, MLB.com and the MLB.com At Bat app

130,904Attendance for three days of All-Star events at Great American Ball Park, which is the second highest three game attendance in the history of Great American Ball Park trailing only Games 3-5 of the 2012 NLDS (133,018).

123,312Visitors to T-Mobile All-Star FanFest, an increase of +7% over last year and the fifth largest attendance in the event's 25-year history.

108,497Attendance for the three day All-Star Summer Pepsi Block Party, a free event that was held adjacent to Great American Ball Park

15,000Attendance for the sold out The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K presented by Nike, the largest event ever conducted by the Color Run in Ohio

1,886Media credentials issued to journalists from 16 countries to cover the 86th MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati

1,058Youth baseball players who set the Guinness World Record for the Largest Game of Catch presented by Chevrolet

32Percent increase in sales of merchandise at MLB.com Shop at T-Mobile All-Star FanFest

16Percent increase in merchandise sales at Great American Ball Park versus last year's All-Star Game. The event marked the second largest ballpark sales figure in the last 10 years trailing only the 2008 All-Star Game in the last year of the old Yankee Stadium.

20All-Stars who were age 25 or younger, the most ever in that age group

9Field renovations conducted by Major League Baseball, Cincinnati Reds and partners around the greater Cincinnati area

4.94 terabytesRecord-setting data volume used by fans on their personal mobile devices via the MLBAM-built Wi-Fi network at Great American Ball Park during All-Star Sunday, Gatorade All-Star Workout Day and the MLB All-Star Game

Information provided by Reds and Major League Baseball

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