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Yanks' Jeter Set to Make Final All-Star Game Appearance

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Much of the focus of tonight's All-Star game will center around Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.

This will be Jeter's 14th and final All-Star appearance, since he's retiring at the end of the season.

He was voted in by the fans and chosen to bat lead-off by Red Sox manager John Farrell.

"Every player wants to be part of an All-Star Game so each one is a little bit different, they're all unique to the city that they're in. I don't go into things with expectations. I'm looking forward to playing the game and I've pretty much stopped it right there," Jeter said.

In a show of support, Jay-Z, the NYPD, Michael Jordan and baseball fans everywhere will pay homage to Jeter in a tribute commercial set to debut tonight.

The latest Nike commercial features celebrities and fans tipping their caps to the Yankee captain.

The Yankees will also be represented by reliever Dellin Betances.

Masahiro Tanaka was picked for the team, but had to withdraw due to his elbow injury.

Daniel Murphy is representing the Mets as a reserve second baseman.

The game is set to begin around 8 p.m.

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