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MLB All-Star Week in New York, by the numbers

NEW YORK -- It was a Mets-flavored All-Star Week that will be remembered for Mariano Rivera's "Mo-ment," Yoenis Cespedes' power and Tom Seaver leading a parade. It also was a week in which Major League Baseball reached records and registered increases in attendance, ratings, digital traffic, merchandise sales, media coverage and more.

As the second half is about to get underway, here's a last look at All-Star Week 2013, by the numbers:

129,849: T-Mobile All-Star FanFest's attendance, second best in the event's 22-year history and nine percent higher than last year in Kansas City.

40: Percent increase year-over-year in Shop All-Star merchandise sales. Overall MLB All-Star merchandise sales exceeded every other year in history with the exception of 2008. All-Star figurine collectibles (Apples) were up 618 percent from last year at the Shop.

27,924.71: Total dollars bid through Thursday at the All-Star Week Live Auction, including 206 total bids. Items range from $75 to $7,500 -- including a ball Cespedes crushed in winning the Chevrolet Home Run Derby -- and listings close starting Sunday to July 28. The All-Star Game Autographed Jersey Auction will continue at the conclusion of the Live Auctions.

495,857: Number of minutes fans logged on the Home Run Derby mobile game during the actual Chevrolet Home Run Derby broadcast Monday night.

45,186: The largest crowd in Citi Field history for the All-Star Game. The three days of ballpark events saw a total attendance of 127,919, the best three-day attendance for the stadium, which opened in 2009.

44: Percent advantage FOX had over the nearest competitor during its telecast of the All-Star Game, which increased in both TV rating and viewership. It was FOX's highest-rated and most-watched broadcast since the American Idol finale in May.

27.9 million: The All-Star Game's total audience, the best number since 2010. Total audience represents the number of people who watched six or more minutes of the broadcast.

1: Number of balls American League winning pitcher Chris Sale from the White Sox allowed to leave the infield during his two perfect innings.

20.3: Detroit's rating for the All-Star Game, that market's highest rating for the Midsummer Classic since 2005. They had a special interest: starting pitcher, manager, Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder both with extra-base hits, and most importantly, knowing this fall could be home-field advantage for another Motown World Series.

463 million: Votes cast online during the three phases of balloting -- All-Star Game Online Ballot sponsored by; All-Star Game Final Vote sponsored by; and the Ted Williams All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet via the All-Star Game MVP Vote sponsored by T-Mobile.

851,192: Social media comments for the All-Star Game. Those came from 477,795 unique users. Both are All-Star Game records.

868,878: Social media comments for the Chevrolet Home Run Derby. Those came from 496,458 unique users. Both are Derby records.

35: Number of All-Stars who engaged with fans on social media during the All-Star Game and Chevrolet Home Run Derby.

0: Number of breaths the average Yankees fan took in the minute immediately following Matt Harvey's plunking of Robinson Cano. Also the number of National League runs.

6.5 million: Dollars committed by MLB for national and local charities. That includes $1.25 million for Superstorm Sandy Relief, generated by the two Saturday events: the All-Star 5K & Fun Run presented by Nike, and the All-Star Charity Concert featuring the New York Philharmonic and Mariah Carey in Central Park. It also includes $529,000 from the Chevrolet Home Run Derby.

1,515,813: Number of Twitter votes in final stage of the All-Star Game Final Vote sponsored by That was 145 percent more than the previous year.

5: Number of the dozen-plus MLB sponsors who activated heavily around All-Star Week, leveraging the national telecasts to debut new advertising launching a new product, service, initiative or new baseball-themed creative. These included Chevrolet, T-Mobile, MasterCard, Anheuser-Busch and Pepsi.

3: Number of NL hits. Also the number of Aroldis Chapman's 13 pitches that were clocked in triple digits during the top of the seventh. That included his final two 101-mph fastballs to set down Adam Jones.

3,500: Credentials distributed to media for the All-Star Game from 16 countries, nearly double the number distributed last year (more than 2,000).

18:02: Vivien Wadeck's net time (5:49 pace) in winning the All-Star 5K female title for the third time in as many tries (also 2009 in St. Louis and '10 in Anaheim).

18: Record number of international broadcasters that sent crews to report on-site at the All-Star Game, nearly double the number from last year (10).

Infinity times Infinity: Number of laughs, guffaws and chortles throughout the annual Taco Bell Legends & Celebrities Softball Game on Sunday. Also the number of references by fans since Tuesday to the new history index term "Mo-ment."


Mark Newman is enterprise editor of Read and join other baseball fans on his community blog.