Jeter Elected To Start In The 2014 All-Star Game

Derek Jeter was voted into the All-Star game by the fans for the 9th time in his career. This will be his 14th and final All-Star game. He’s the seventh player in American League history to earn nine fan elections to start the All-Star Game. The other six were Cal Ripken, George Brett, Rod Carew, Ken Griffey Jr., Ichiro Suzuki, and Ivan Rodriguez.

Jeter was given the news after the Yankees’ 9-7 win over the Twins and he told reporters, “I’m happy I get the opportunity to come back here. It’s special for me.” The game will be held at Target Field on July 15. 

Per ESPN Stats and Info: Only Mickey Mantle (13) and Yogi Berra (11) have more All-Star starts as Yankees.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.