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Video And Highlights Of The 2014 Derek Jeter Midsummer Classic

  • Igor Mello

If there’s one sport that can capture its special moments better than any other sport, it’s baseball. And the 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis should be no exception. Hopefully, we won’t get sick of hearing Derek Jeter’s name by the end of the night.

Derek Jeter, 360.

Here’s Harold Reynolds breaking down Derek Jeter’s final All-Star Game like no one else could.

How appropriate that No. 2 starts the game for the American League with a two-bagger. Also funny that someone shouted, “overrated,” moments before the hit.

And just when we though they would hand Derek Jeter the MVP for the first-inning double, Miguel Cabrera comes in unleashes a two-run bomb to left field.

Jeter Watch continues! In his second at-bat, the captain singles to right to leadoff the third inning.

This is not your night, ecoterrorist!

After the American League took the field for fourth inning, Alexei Ramirez came out to replace Jeter, who got one more standing ovation. Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” was playing while Jeter trotted back to the dugout. Another great touch by John Farrell, who made the calculated move, ending a perfect night for Jeter. He finished 2 for 2 with a run scored, and if we’re being kind, he was a home run and a triple away from the cycle. #RE2PECT

Oh, what’s that Waino? You were taking it easy on the old man?

#WellActually

Weirdest airmail/pitchout ever by Tyler Clippard.

GIF: Tyler Clippard with the weirdest pitchout ever  on Twitpic

Freddie Freeman is getting ready for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Let that arrow fly, Fernando Rodney. Let it fly, big boy.

GIF: Fernando Rodney's All Star Game arrow shot on Twitpic

John Farrell should deserve the MVP award for putting Glenn Perkins to close the ninth and Kurt Suzuki to catch.

The American League will get homefield advantage for the second consecutive season, thanks to Miguel Cabrera’s two-run home run in the opening frame, which started with a leadoff double by the Captain. Jeter finishes with a .481 career All-Star Game batting average. Although Mike Trout won MVP honors with a run-scoring triple in the first and a run-scoring double in the fifth, it was Jeter’s night.

The only sour part of tonight’s game was the fact that FOX failed to give a tribute to one of the greatest hitters of our generation. A true shame.

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