John Farrell waited for the American League to take the field in the top of the fourth inning so he could remove Jeter from the game and give the crowd a proper chance to send off Jeter. It was a nice moment, Jeter tipped his cap (face) to the crowd, the players, and the coaches. He then went into the dugout and fist bumped the AL squad and popped out for another tip of the cap to the crowd.
Jeter left the game 2-2 with a single and a double, the double coming in the first inning off Adam Wainwright. As is typical in these kinds of events, Farrell was not the only one working to put on a good show. Wainwright pitched in, as well.
Adam Wainwright admitted he grooved a fastball to Derek Jeter in the first: “I was gonna give him a couple pipe shots. He deserved it."
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 16, 2014
Goodbye, Jeets. You are in the running for All-Star MVP because it is your last, but you will nevertheless be missed, if for nothing else than giving us this GIF of Bud Selig realizing he was on television while you exited and should probably start clapping.