“Everyone Was Grabbing My Hand” – When a Night Out With MLB Legend Derek Jeter Was About to End Badly for TV Show Host Jimmy Fallon

Published 04/09/2023, 8:18 AM EDT

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With an unwavering desire to reach perfection, Captain Clutch Derek Jeter became one of the best ever to step foot on the diamond. With his incredible baseball career, Jeter got many perks as well, including being the face of many brands and occasionally appearing on the silver screen. Through his immense hard work and love for the game, Jeter, in his twenty years wearing the pinstripes, earned $265 million. With this salary, Derek Jeter became one of the top-earning players in the league.

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Hence, during his career playing ball, he never had any significant issues regarding his finances. During the regular season, no one could sway Jeter away from his goal. But in the off-season, he was the man who liked to party. And in one of those parties, famous TV host Jimmy Fallon was also present. In a recent video, Fallon revealed how, all of a sudden, an idea popped into his mind, which turned out to be brutal for him. A night out that was supposed to be fun was about to turn bad.

How did Jimmy Fallon’s night turn bad because of Derek Jeter?

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Derek, Fallon, and a few others were out one night for drinks sometime during the MLB great’s playing career. During that time, Jeter had gone to the washroom and Fallon thought to go ahead and pay the bill.

In a recent interview with The View, as Fallon spoke about that moment, he said, “Everyone was grabbing my hand in slow motion, like, NO!! He’s a New York Yankee. He makes so much more money than you.”

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And everyone who tried to stop Fallon from picking up the tab was not wrong. It’s because when the check came, Fallon was the most surprised of them all. The bill was his month’s rent, $4,000. Also, it is not the first time that Fallon has spoken about that unforgettable night. 

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Did Jeter pay Fallon back?

Earlier this year, Jeter appeared on Tonight’s Show with Jimmy Fallon. There, the two of them spoke about many things, including Jeter being inducted into the GQ Sports Style Hall of Fame, getting on the cover of MLB The Show, their night outs, and many others. 

It was also the moment where Fallon revealed about losing his rent money to pay for the drinks when the big Yankee money could have done that. But whether Jeter ever paid him back is not sure. 

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By the way, would you ever want to pay the bill while hanging out with MLB legend Derek Jeter? Let us know in the comments below!

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Rakshita Madan

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Rakshita Madan is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports, with a prolific portfolio of over 1000 articles to her credit. Rakshita's admiration for the legendary Derek Jeter is well known, but she never lets her personal biases affect her writing. She is particularly intrigued by the twists and turns of the game, and it is this aspect that keeps her hooked on the sport.
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