Nevermind the fact that National League pitcher Adam Wainwright gifted Jeter with a big fat one right over the plate for a heart-warming double in that leadoff at-bat.
It was the biggest stage so far on Jeter's farewell tour, much like Mariano Rivera's season-long goodbye last season.
Retirement of a long-time player is a bittersweet thing: bitter because you have to say goodbye to someone you've watched grow from a young, uncertain caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly; sweet because you get to re-live all the moments along the way.
Though, for Derek Jeter, who will reportedly marry men's T-Shirt model Hannah Davis, a look back at his career in love is like a topographical map of the Rockies, all mountains and valleys, fraught with equal parts joy and anxiety, infatuation and heartbreak.
It’ll be great to get back on the set with the guys for the regular season and postseason, especially the All-Star Game in my hometown of Miami."In my career, I've always felt as though your private life is private," Jeter told the New York Daily News in October 2015."I don't talk about it because I think some things you have to keep close to yourself. So I’ve never addressed anything in my private life." Jeter's comments came amid rumors that he and much-younger supermodel Hannah Davis were engaged.It would be easy to take this space to list Derek Jeter's accomplishments and statistics.After all, Tuesday night marked the 14th All-Star appearance from a player with five World Series rings. As much a Jeter is known as one of the most respected and professional athletes in the world of sports, he is famously known for being private as well.