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Trout MVP in Jeter's final ASG
Beloved New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter helped the American League to a 5-3 All-Star Game win Tuesday night, going 2-for-2 with a double and a run in his final Midsummer Classic. MVP honors, however, went to the almost-undisputed best player in baseball, Mike Trout; the Los Angeles Angels outfielder went 2-for-3 with a double, triple and two RBIs -- including the game-winner. St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright, meanwhile, stirred some controversy by saying he intentionally took it easy on Jeter (he later walked back a bit on his comments). Did Jeter get snubbed? Do you have a problem with Wainwright?
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MLB All-Star Game rosters?
The rosters for the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game are set, with leading vote-getters Jose Bautista (American League) and Troy Tulowitzki (National League) among the many players headed to the July 15 contest in Minneapolis. Of course, not all selections were without controversy; Nelson Cruz made the team less than a year after his 50-game suspension, while Derek Jeter received a farewell start at AL shortstop. What is your take on the teams?
The year-long Derek Jeter retirement tour kicked off Wednesday night in Houston, where the Astros -- and several Houston-connected athletes -- feted the New York Yankees superstar on the field at Minute Maid Park.
And what would be a retirement party without gifts? Take a look at Jeter's haul: a pair of Yankees-themed cowboy boots, a cowboy hat and a set of golf clubs (presented below alongside two-time major champion Mark O'Meara):
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Jeter to retire after 2014
Derek Jeter's long and storied career is coming to an end. The legendary Yankees shortstop posted a note on his Facebook page saying that the 2014 season will be his last. Jeter started off the lengthy post thanking fans for their support and said that his recent injuries and struggles made baseball start to feel like a job, and that feeling made him sure that it was about time to stop playing. He capped it off by promising fans he'd try to help the team win a World Series championship this season -- if he did manage to pull that off, it'd be his sixth title with the team.