Yankees legend Derek Jeter revealed he turned to his teammate’s golden thong to interrupt out of a hunch he described because the “worst offensive stretch in my profession.”
Showing on “The Tonight Present,” Jeter took half in a section referred to as True Confessions, the place Jimmy Fallon and his friends are given two envelopes, one containing a real, embarrassing story and the opposite a false one.
“I as soon as wore a thong in public in entrance of 1000’s of individuals,” Jeter recited the immediate.
Fallon and singer Rita Ora had been tasked with interrogating Jeter to determine if “The Captain” did in reality put on the undergarment.
“It’s the fact,” Jeter defined. “I’m going to finally remorse enjoying this sport, however let me clarify.”
Jeter mentioned he had a brand new teammate that may have a gold thong hanging from his locker and would put on it beneath his uniform to reverse his misfortunes on the plate.
The thriller teammate is reported to be Jason Giambi, the Yankees’ first baseman from 2002 to 2008, who has mentioned he solely wears it when “determined to get out of an enormous hunch.”
“In 2004 I went via the worst offensive stretch in my profession,” Jeter mentioned. “Daily I’d stroll in and he’d level on the thong.”
Jeter was 0-for-32 on the plate earlier than he caved.
He revealed he smashed a house run on the primary pitch he confronted when he wore the thong towards the Oakland Athletics on April 29, 2004.
“The golden thong is famous. It’s by no means not gotten a success,” Giambi told NJ.com in 2015. “It was his first hunch. I don’t suppose the man’s ever slumped in his profession. He’s unbelievable. You already know, the gold thong, he needed to get out of it.
Jeter ended the season batting .292, with 188 hits, 78 RBIs, and 23 dwelling runs. He acquired an All Star nomination, received his first Gold Glove Award and helped lead the Yankees to the ALCS.
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