The leadoff hitter for the American League received a loud and lengthy standing ovation after being introduced via recording from legendary Yankees public address announcer Bob Sheppard while walking to the plate in the bottom of the first inning. Jeter, who made an impressive diving stop to his left in the top half of the inning but was unable to throw out Andrew McCutchen, followed the ovation with a double down the right field line on the second pitch he saw from National League starter Adam Wainwright.
Jeter got a nice reception in the pregame introductions as well, and before that, the Yankee captain delivered this quote during his speech to teammates in the AL clubhouse prior to taking the field:
"Remember every time you put your uniform on, because trust me, it goes quickly."
Fifteen years ago, Jeter appeared in his second career midsummer classic, and before the game on Tuesday, he discussed his memories with FOX Sports' Harold Reynolds.
"I remember in '99 being in Boston when all the great players came," Jeter said. "I had a tap on my shoulder and it was Hank Aaron saying, 'Hey I was looking for you, I wanted to meet you.' It's like 'what, what's wrong with you bud? You wanna meet me? You're Hank Aaron!'"