The Major League Baseball All-Star Game has been a baseball tradition for the past 85 years. Each year it has grown in importance and popularity. In 2003 the All-Star game became not just a showcase of baseball’s best but a battle for home field advantage in the year’s World Series, making it even more competitive and more exciting.
The game was a relatively close one this year with the American League beating out the National League for home field advantage in the 2014 World Series by a score of 5-3. Los Angeles Angels’ outfielder Mike Trout was named the game’s MVP after driving in two runs on two hits and scoring a run for the A.L.
While Trout was named the MVP, there was a bigger story to this 2014 All-star game. That story was that of New York Yankees’ shortstop and team captain, Derek Jeter. Respected around the league as not only one of the best shortstops in the history of the game, Jeter known to most as “Mr. November” or simply “The Captain,” is also considered one of the greatest ambassadors to the game has ever seen. Jeter was playing in the 14th and final All-Star Game of his storied 20-year career. The shortstop announced his retirement from baseball after the 2014 season back in February.
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