Jeter celebrated as AL wins MLB All-Star Game

American League shortstop Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees waves to the crowd as he is replaced...

American League shortstop Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees waves to the crowd as he is replaced in the fourth inning during the MLB All Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis, July 15, 2014. (SCOTT ROVAK/USA Today)

Bob Elliott, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:22 AM ET

MINNEAPOLIS - Derek Jeter told MLB commissioner Bud Selig he didn’t want “anything special” for his final All-Star Game.

At the showcase a year ago, Mariano Rivera entered Citi Field and stood atop the mound alone on an empty diamond as players from both dugouts applauded.

Cal Ripken Jr. was at third base when shortstop Alex Rodriguez switched places with him in his final All-Star Game in 2001 at Seattle.

Jeter may not have wanted special treatment Tuesday night, but the New York Yankees shortstop received it even from the National League squad. Starting pitcher Adam Wainwright basically said he threw Jeter a cookie in the first inning the way Denny McLain did at the end of Mickey Mantle’s career.

Jeter was cheered when announced as the lead-off hitter for the American League in the bottom of the first inning in the 85th Midsummer Classic, won 5-3 by the AL before 41,048 fans at Target Field.

Catcher Jonathan Lucroy and umpire Gary Cederstrom walked from the plate and onto the grass when Jeter walked out of the dugout.

Wainwright stepped off the mound, put down his glove, stood and applauded.


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