Derek Jeter, Mike Trout donate All-Star Game caps to Hall of Fame
One of the biggest topics at Tuesday night's MLB All-Star Game was Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter playing in the game for his 14th and final time. But Jeter's final All-Star appearance also served to pass the torch to Los Angeles outfielder Mike Trout, who took home MVP honors.
To capture the historic moment, both players donated their game-worn caps to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
Both players had great nights in Minneapolis. Jeter led off the game with a sharp double to the right field corner and Trout followed with a triple off the wall, scoring Jeter for the game's first run.
Jeter picked up another hit in his next at bat, though he was left stranded and had been taken out of the game before Trout came to the plate a third time in the bottom of the fifth inning, when he doubled in the winning run.
For the season, Jeter has put up a slash line .272/.324/.322 with two home runs and 25 RBI. The 22-year-old Trout, who grew up watching Jeter in Millville, New Jersey, has gone .310/.400/.606 with 22 home runs and 73 RBI.
On Tuesday's SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Jay Jaffe, assistant managing editor Stephen Cannella, and associate editor Ted Keith discuss how the MLB will pay tribute to Derek Jeter at his final All-Star Game. appearance.
- Aaron Somers