In 2001, no Yankees were selected by fans for the All Star game
- 7/6/2001, Seattle P-I, "Torre, Valentine offer no apologies"
- Regarding the selection of Jeter, who has missed games with injuries and is having, for him, a subpar year, Torre said, "Jeter, if I'm not mistaken, did pretty well in the voting, he's hitting close to .300 (.294) and he's a pretty good player. I can't think of anything else to say."
Torre said he picked Stanton over the Mariners' Jeff Nelson, in part, because it would be Stanton's first All-Star Game, and that Pettitte got the nod over Minnesota's Brad Radke because Torre didn't want to pick three Twins starters.
- Torre received input from American League executive Phyllis Merhige, while National League executive Katy Feeney helped Valentine with his selections.
The AL and NL presidents played a role in the process until baseball eliminated the positions in 1999."...
- It is said there were no big stars on the 1996-2000 Yankee teams. ed