Yankees Hall of Famer Derek Jeter Applauds MLB Yanking All-Star Game from Georgia

Derek Jeter announces his support for Major League Baseball pulling the 2021 All-Star game from Atlanta.

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TAMPA, FL – New York Yankees Hall of Fame shortstop Derek Jeter has applauded Major League Baseball’s decision to pull the 2021 All-Star Game from the city of Atlanta.

“We are finalizing a new host city, and details about these events will be announced shortly,” MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred said.

“The act of participating in our country’s election process is our civic responsibility and instrumental to our country’s foundation,” Jeter’s said. “We should promote increasing voter turnout as opposed to any measures that adversely impact the ability to cast a ballot. In November, the Marlins proudly set out to promote the vote with our Election Day Feed the Polls initiative, providing meals to voters as our local election officials conducted free and fair elections. We support the Commissioner’s decision to stand up for the values of our game and not hold this year’s All-Star Game in the state of Georgia.”

In the summer of 2016, the NBA moved the location of its 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte to New Orleans in objection to North Carolina House Bill 2, which limited anti-discrimination protections in the state.


This would have been the first all-star game in Atlanta since 2000.

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