The fact McCutchen legged out an infield hit made no difference.
The uniform of the retiring
Trout said Jeter spoke to his AL teammates before the game, just to say thanks.
"We should be thanking him," Trout said. "What he brings to the game. And he just tells us it goes by quick and for us to enjoy every moment of this, with being together with the best in the league."
Jeter finished two for two with and scored a run before being removed after taking the field in the fourth inning.
"I wasn't expecting it, but the manager came up to me and told me I was going to go into the game in the fourth inning," Ramirez said. "It's such a great honor to have that moment, such an American baseball legend. I was nervous when I was told to go out there and take the place of a baseball legend. I had to take off my hat and show my respect. It was a great moment."
It was a fitting farewell to the face of baseball, a Hall of Fame member in waiting who will be difficult to replace after 20 seasons.
"I'll miss all of it," Jeter said. "I'm pretty sure I will. I've been doing this since I've been, what, 5 years old and playing baseball. And when I finish I won't be doing it, so I'm sure I'll miss the competition, but the time has come. This is the end of the road for me."
After a taped introduction from late Yankees announcer Bob Sheppard, Jeter received a long and loud standing ovation, from players and fans alike, before his first at-bat leading off the first. He promptly doubled to right on