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Top 5 Reasons Why 2014 All-Star Game Is All About Derek Jeter

Top 5 Reasons 2014 MLB All-Star Game is About Derek Jeter

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As you already know, Tuesday will be Derek Jeter's last All-Star Game. As the Captain and possibly greatest member of the most successful organization in MLB history, this will certainly be a big deal. Here are five reasons why the spotlight will be on Derek Jeter.

5. He's the Face of Baseball

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5. He's the Face of Baseball

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Since Derek Jeter made his major league debut in 1995, players have came and went, but Jeter has been the one constant. His consistency and stability have earned the popularity that has made him the face of baseball.

4. He's the Most Respected Player in Baseball

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4. He's the Most Respected Player in Baseball

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Derek Jeter is not just the most respected player in baseball, but he's possibly the most respected athlete of his generation. Even fans who hate the Yankees are forced to give him respect. Jeter's on-field performance, reputation and clutch play have made him the most respected player in baseball.

3. Jeter is the Last of His Breed

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3. Jeter is the Last of His Breed

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Derek Jeter made his Major League debut in 1995 with the New York Yankees. He has played every game of his career with that same team. In this day and age where free agency and big contracts induce constant player movement, Jeter has never even come close to leaving the team that drafted him and brought him into the majors. Jeter and the Yankees are synonymous with each other.

2. It's His Last All-Star Game

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2. It's His Last All-Star Game

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Tuesday night at Target Field in Minnesota will be Jeter's 14th and final All-Star Game. In Jeter's 19 seasons as the starting Shortstop of the Yankees, he has been an All-Star 14 times. He won All-Star Game MVP in 2000.

1. He's Earned it

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1. He's Earned it

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Derek Jeter is the captain and most decorated player of the most successful team in baseball history. He's a 14-time All-Star and a five-time World Series Champion. He has absolutely earned the attention and fanfare surrounding him as he plays in his last ever All-Star Game

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