Fact: Diehard Boston Red Sox fan Ben Affleck made a surprise appearance at the ESPYS sports awards on Wednesday night (15Jul15) to pay tribute to recently retired New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter. Before presenting the ESPY Icon Award to Jeter, Affleck said of the athlete, "He broke my heart 100 times - if not more - and he broke it again when he retired because he was absolutely one of the best to ever play the game of baseball. To you, Derek Jeter, I tip my hat - you made the game better for everyone."
Quote: "My son is a big baseball fan. We went to a Yankees game and we were sitting next to the dugout. Jeter offered him a cracked bat, and he said, 'It's broken!'" Brad Pitt admits his adopted son Maddox was disappointed when baseball star Derek Jeter gave him a cracked bat as a souvenir.