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OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 13: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees warms up before their game against the Oakland Athletics at Coliseum on June 13, 2014 in Oakland, California.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2014 MLB All-Star Game

The 2014 MLB All-Star Game will be played at Target Field in Minneapolis on July 15. Here are 5 things you need to know about the game.


Yoenis Cespedes will defend his Home Run Derby crown in a new format. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Home Run Derby Participants

A list of the 10 sluggers participating in the Home Run Derby.


Jordan Zimmermann was the only Washington Nationals player to have been extended an All-Star invitation. (credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Nationals All-Star Tally: One, Maybe Two

As of now, the Nationals have just one player representing them at the All-Star Game. But a second player could be the final NL representative to be voted in.


John Wall (credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

John Wall to Participate in 2014 NBA Dunk Contest

John Wall of the Washington Wizards will participate in the 2014 NBA Dunk Contest, the team announced on Thursday.


John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards puts up a shot against the Miami Heat during the fourth quarter of the Wizards 114-97 win at Verizon Center on January 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

John Wall Named to Eastern Conference All-Star Team

The NBA announced today that Wizards guard John Wall has been named to the 2014 NBA All-Star team, and will represent Washington during the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Nationals Park (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Gray to Make Push for 2017 All-Star Game in D.C.

Mayor Vincent Gray said in his weekly radio address exclusive to All-News 99.1 WNEW, “it’s time for the All-Star game for the nation’s pastime to return to the nation’s capital.”


American League All-Star Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees acknowledges the crowd in the 8th inning during the 84th MLB All-Star Game on July 16, 2013 at Citi Field.  (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

American League Pitches Shut Out in Rivera’s All-Star Game Farewell

Summoned in the 8th inning to make certain he would pitch, Mariano Rivera soaked up a 90-second standing ovation and got three straight outs while helping the American League to a 3-0 victory in the All-Star Game.


Members of the National League and American League All-Star squads during the Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Citi Field. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

MLB All-Star Game Rosters and Starting Lineups

Complete lineups and rosters for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game.


Yasiel Puig (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

All-Star Game Replacement Players Named; Yasiel Puig Snubbed

Seven new All-Stars and still no Yasiel Puig. The rookie sensation from the Los Angeles Dodgers was left out again after a string of substitutes were added to the National League roster.


Wilson Ramos #40 of the Washington Nationals gets a base hit in the ninth inning of the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 10, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Nationals won 5-1. (Credit: Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

John Smoltz Wants International All-Star Game, Insists Nats Still Playoff-Bound

John Smoltz knows a thing or two about All-Star Games as a guy who played in eight himself, but has a number of changes he feels would benefit the game and the sport, which includes expanding it to make it an international competition.