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Days After NL’s All-Star Comeback, Former Yankee Alex Rodriguez Reminisces on Midsummer Classic With MLB Greats, Including Derek Jeter

Published 07/21/2023, 7:30 AM EDT

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Baseball season is once again in full swing after a much-needed All-Star break. But there is one sports personality looking back in time to a memorable Midsummer Classic – Alex Rodriguez. Boasting 14 All-Star selections, the impressive numbers match those of his former teammate, Derek Jeter. And A-Rod is nothing if not a retired ballplayer who fondly reminisces over good times.

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Jeter and Rodriguez have had a publicly followed rollercoaster of a relationship. From good friends to rivals to teammates, the duo has seen it all. But for the sake of the pinstripes they wore together, Captain Clutch and A-Rod decided to put their differences aside. And Rodriguez recently shared a major throwback memory from their MLB career, involving numerous other baseball greats.

Alex Rodriguez Looks Back to the 2007 All-Star Game With Derek Jeter


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Baseball is nothing if not nostalgic. Tom Verducci once wrote, “What is will always be measured against what was,” and it holds true for each MLB decade that passes fans by. In 2023, the National League made a comeback from nine consecutive All-Star losses in as many years, preventing a decade of American League victories.

Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter, along with David Ortiz, covered the event for FOX Sports. Sharply dressed in formal suits, with mics in their hands, the picture was a lot different from how these individuals looked in 2007. Rodriguez shared a post from a page called Baseball Historians on his Instagram that shows these retired ballplayers in their classic team jerseys.


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The picture shows A-Rod, Ortiz, and Jeter standing in their respective New York Yankees/ Boston Red Sox uniforms. And standing on the far sides are two other legends – on the left is Vladimir Guerrero, aka Vlad the Impaler. On the right is Seattle Mariners icon Ichiro Suzuki, one of baseball’s favorites.

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Feeling nostalgic yet? The 2007 game was iconic in All-Star history because of its unique lineup, of course, but a Suzuki moment made it more special.

Ichiro Suzuki Made Home Run History at AT & T Park

It was the third year for a Midsummer Classic to be held at a San Francisco Giants ballpark, formerly known as AT & T Park. Now known as Oracle Park, the stadium overlooks the beautiful San Francisco Bay. But another reason that the ballpark is famous in All-Star history is the 2007 game.


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In the fifth inning of AL vs NL, Suzuki recorded the first ever inside-the-park home run in All-Star history. It earned him the MVP title and still remains an iconic baseball moment.

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Written by:

Arunima Bhanot


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Arunima Bhanot is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports. Her tryst with MLB was accidental, but what followed was nothing short of a pursuit of excellence. Arunima's articles have been recognized as Editor's Picks on multiple occasions, highlighting her exceptional attention to detail and insightful coverage.
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Deepanshi Bajaj