Derek Jeter Disputes Rumors He Gave Gift Baskets To One-Night Stands

Throughout his 20-year Major League Baseball career Derek Jeter was known as a player who was never shy about swinging the bat, on or off the diamond. The 14-time All-Star was arguably as well-recognized for what (or who) he did outside of the ballpark than inside.

Now, nearly a decade since he retired, Jeter is striking out claims that his oft-talked about one-night stands ended with his lady friends being shown the door with a gift basket full of Jeter memorabilia.

The former Yankees' act of sending the flavor of the night home with a goodie basket was first reported by the New York Post in 2011.

“Yeah, I read the article. Yeah, of course,” Jeter said in "The Captain," a docuseries appearing on ESPN later this month . “You know, you see it, and then it’s like, how the f--- did people come up with this? You know, basically, that’s it. And who would believe this shit? And you believed it!”

What can't be disputed is that Jeter, a Hall of Fame shortstop, enjoyed playing the field. Prior to marrying model Hannah Davis, Jeter dated a number of celebrities including Mariah Carey, Jessica Alba, Minka Kelly and a roster of others.

They too were apparently not gifted any post game memorabilia.

Per Jeter: “I remember being at a Starbucks one time and there’s some random guy behind me and he says, ‘Hey, I just want to let you know that I’m giving out gift baskets because you did.’ And I turned around and said, ‘You’re a f----n’ idiot!’ and the look on his face… like, did he think I was gonna say, ‘Yeah, good job, man!’”

Lest there be any confusion, the ex-pinstriper promised the gift basket rumor was as real as the cartoonish physiques of MLB's mid-'90s sluggers . “It’s a story that became larger than life," Jeter said via "The Captain."

"People keep regurgitating this story that never happened. Never happened."

Whatever you say, Cap.

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