Yankees' Derek Jeter a star among stars

American League all-star Derek Jeter acknowledges the crowd after being pulled in the fourth inning...

American League all-star Derek Jeter acknowledges the crowd after being pulled in the fourth inning on Tuesday. (AFP)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:28 PM ET

Jeff Samardzija was in the National League clubhouse before the 85th all-star game at Target Field on Tuesday night.

And when the game began he was in the AL dugout.

Because Samardzija was elected to the all-star team by winning the NL player’s vote, he could not pitch for the AL.

Since he now pitches for the Oakland A’s he was not allowed to pitch for the NL.

And so he mingled.

“I was all over the place, I played it low key, but I was making sure I was getting plenty of lovin’ from everyone,” said Samardzija. “Everyone was as confused as I was, it had never happened before.

He was in the proper dugout in the fourth when New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter made his exit and then went the length of the dugout hugging players after his final all-star game appearances.


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