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Jeter still plays shortstop and has just two homers this season, so we won’t see a replay of that scenario. Likewise, the Rivera trick — “everyone stay in the dugout while the honoree takes the field” — would look forced if it were repeated. Rivera entered from the bullpen in the eighth inning; Jeter is in the starting lineup.

But don’t be surprised if he contributes to the cause as the American League tries to win home-field advantage in the World Series.

Nicknamed “Mr. November” for his postseason heroics, Jeter has a history of shining in Midsummer Classics as well. He has a .440 batting average and .481 on-base percentage in 25 All-Star at-bats.

Tuesday night will be memorable, but each of his previous 13 have been significant as well.

“I’m going to just try to enjoy it,” Jeter told “I always look forward to All-Star games. I’ve never taken any of them for granted. They are all special to the city that they are in. It is exciting for us as players.”

Like the rest of us, Jeter doesn’t have a clue what’s in store. He might be the only person who doesn’t care.

“I am curious to see how it’s handled with Derek,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “That’s the intrigue of the game for me.”

For those who might be annoyed, consider yourself forewarned.