Derek Jeter

It is urban legend in New York that Derek Jeter provided one-night-stands with gift baskets. The rumor spread in 2011 when the New York Post was tipped of Jeter's antics by the "friend" of a woman who received the parting gift twice.

"Derek has girls stay with him at his apartment in New York, and then he gets them a car to take them home the next day," the friend said. "Waiting in his car is a gift basket containing signed Jeter memorabilia, usually a signed baseball."

For a half decade, Jeter has ignored this claim and Yankees beat reporters have not dared dig into it. On Wednesday night, the silence ended. While appearing on the premiere of "Undeniable with Joe Buck" on Audience Network, Jeter was indirectly asked about his exchanges with female visitors.


Jeter is no fool. He is well-versed in the rumor. "You guys know what it is," he says to the crowd.

Many in the crowd had probably convinced themselves already that the story is true. But The Captain doesn't indulge their expectations.

"It's a dumb story and you really have to be dumber to believe it," he says.


This exchange is a reminder of how Jeter owns Buck. For two decades, Buck called Jeter winning multiple World Series titles. And Jeter has always had the upper hand on the broadcast booth.

Jeter did not give Buck a gift basket after the interview.

In other news, the former Yankees captain is reportedly engaged to supermodel Hannah Davis.

Hannah Davis: Before The SI Cover

 

Davis joins Jimmy Fallon and Steve Higgins on The Tonight Show for the unveiling of the SI cover.

 

Hannah Davis: Before The SI Cover

Davis' caption on Instagram reads: "Thanks to my girl @dimesandnickels I can rep the Virgin Islands!! Love you! #VI #stthomas"

 

Hannah Davis: Before The SI Cover

Davis' caption on Instagram reads: "Poolside in one of my favs @bastasurf #islandbaby"

 

Hannah Davis: Before The SI Cover

Davis and some guy who used to play baseball hit the DirecTV party during Super Bowl week in Arizona.

 

Hannah Davis: Before The SI Cover

Davis works Fashion Week in New York in September.

 

Hannah Davis: Before The SI Cover

Davis attends the 2014 Brooklyn Beach Party in August.

 

Hannah Davis: Before The SI Cover

Davis works a Fashion Week show in Miami.

 

Hannah Davis: Before The SI Cover

Davis appears at the 2014 SI Swimsuit South Beach Soiree on South Beach.

 

Hannah Davis: Before The SI Cover

Davis appears with chef Mike Moore at a function sponsored by Miami Magazine.

 

Hannah Davis: Before The SI Cover

Davis' caption on Instagram reads: "Happy Friday! @gq"

 

Hannah Davis: Before The SI Cover

Davis attends a function at LIV Nightclub at Fontainebleau Miami.

 

Hannah Davis: Before The SI Cover

Davis poses with one of her SI shots during an appearance at LIV Nightclub.

 

Hannah Davis: Before The SI Cover

Davis is spotted on the town in New York.

 

Hannah Davis: Before The SI Cover

Davis attends a holiday event for Buffalo David Bitton in December 2013.

 

Hannah Davis: Before The SI Cover

Davis works the Salon Allure event at the W South Beach in the summer of 2013.

 

Hannah Davis: Before The SI Cover

Davis works the Salon Allure event at the W South Beach in the summer of 2013.

 

Hannah Davis: Before The SI Cover

Davis works the Salon Allure event at the W South Beach in the summer of 2013.

 

Hannah Davis: Before The SI Cover

Davis attends a function at The LVCVA at 1 OAK Las Vegas at The Mirage Hotel.

 

Hannah Davis: Before The SI Cover

Davis prepares to ride the zipline in Las Vegas.

 

Hannah Davis: Before The SI Cover

Davis attends a college basketball event in Las Vegas.

 

Hannah Davis: Before The SI Cover

Davis works the red carpet during a SI Swimsuit at Crimson in New York in February 2013.

 

Hannah Davis: Before The SI Cover

Davis prepares to play in DirecTV'S annual Celebrity Beach Bowl at the Super Bowl in 2013.

 

Hannah Davis: Before The SI Cover

Davis' caption on Instagram reads: "Home sweet home! #pooldaywithmama"

 

Hannah Davis: Before The SI Cover

Davis shares these companion covers of Fitness on her Facebook page.

 

Hannah Davis: Before The SI Cover

Davis' caption on Instagram reads: "#TBT #islandbaby #highschool"

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