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Midsummer Classic: All-Star Game posts big numbers

The 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and its surrounding festivities posted big numbers, as fans consumed the event and connected with the best baseball players in the world in countless ways.

As the action on the field resumes Friday, the following are some of the highlights from this past week:

11.34 million
Viewers for the 85th All-Star Game -- the largest average audience for the event since 2010.

Amount donated by MLB and the Minnesota Twins -- the largest legacy community contribution in history by MLB and its host club.

2.6 million
Number of Canadians who watched some part of the MLB All-Star Game on Sportsnet, making it the most-watched MLB All-Star Game in network history. Sportsnet has carried the Midsummer Classic since 2003.

Attendance for three days of ballpark events at Target Field.

Attendance for T-Mobile All-Star FanFest.

Attendance for the first MLB All-Star Summer Pepsi Block Party.

Attendance for the Target MLB All-Star Concert presented by Budweiser featuring Imagine Dragons and Atmosphere.

Participants for The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K presented by Nike -- the largest ever conducted by MLB and one of the Color Run's largest events in the world.

Credentialed media covering the All-Star Game in Minneapolis.

Percent increase of All-Star caps purchased by fans versus the previous year.

Number of countries in which the All-Star Game was viewed

Jr. RBI players from across the U.S. and Canada attending All-Star Week.

Percent of advertising bought by MLB's sponsors in FOX's sold-out broadcast of the All-Star Game.

Players who were first-time All-Stars.

All-Stars who were born outside of the U.S.

Languages in which the All-Star Game was televised.

Percentage increase over 2013 for MLB Network's combined All-Star programming viewership on Monday and Tuesday.

Digital data

8.1 million
Times the At Bat app was accessed during Gatorade All-Star Workout Day and the All-Star Game, a 113-percent increase from the comparable time period in 2013.

2.3 million Home Run Derby game play minutes logged by fans on mobile devices during the Gillette Home Run Derby live broadcast window on ESPN, a nearly 500 percent increase from 2013.

1.4 million
Tweets that were sent during the All-Star Game, a 66-plus percent increase from the previous year.

Live streams of the Gillette Home Run Derby, including the event's first data-tracking stream, accessed by fans on and the At Bat app.

Tweets sent about Derek Jeter during the All-Star Game.

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