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In April, the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports gave Major League Baseball an "A" for its racial hiring practices. That diversity will be on display on Tuesday during the All Star Game. Among the 17 starters originally announced July 1, three are African American, five are white, one is of two or more races, and eight are Hispanic.

There are also several countries represented among All Star starters. Six hail from the Dominican Republic. There is one player each from Venezuela and Canada. Nine-native born Americans are playing, including one from Puerto Rico.

The game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. Players were chosen by fans.  

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L.A. Dodger Matt Kemp, from Midwest City, Oklahoma, will start in the outfield for the National League. (National Journal)
Saint Louis Cardinal, Carlos Beltran, from Manati, Puerto Rico, will start as an outfielder for the National League.  (National Journal)
San Francisco Giants's Melky Cabrera, of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, will start in the outfield for the National League.  (National Journal)
Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder will start for the American League. Fielder is originally from Ontario, California. (National Journal)
Texas Rangers' Mike Napoli is originally from Hollywood Florida. Napoli will start at catcher for the American League team.  (National Journal)
New York Yankees Robinson Cano will start at second base for the American League. Cano is from San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Republic. (National Journal)
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Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre will start at third base for the American League. Beltre is from Santo Domingo in the Domincan Republic.  (National Journal)
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, from Pequannock Township, New Jersey, will play for the American League.  (National Journal)
Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton, originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, will start in the outfield for the American League.  (National Journal)
New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson will start in the outfield for the American League in Wednesday's All Star game. Granderson is from Blue Island, Illinois. (National Journal)
Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista will start in the outfield for the American League. Bautista is from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic - the same city as American League teammates David Ortiz and Adrian Beltran, and Melky Cabrera who is playing for the National League team.  (National Journal)
Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz will DH for the American League team in the All Star game. Ortiz is from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. (National Journal)
San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey is from Leesburg, Ga. He'll start for the National League at catcher.  (National Journal)
Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto, of Etobicoke, Ontario in Canada, will start for the National League at first base.  (National Journal)
St. Louis Cardinals' Rafael Furcal is from Loma de Cabrera in the Dominican Republic. He'll start at short stop in the All Star game for the National League.  (National Journal)
San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval, of Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, will start for the National League All Star team at third base.  (National Journal)

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