Popular Nightclub Owner Revealed the Only Derek Jeter Question Women Asked Every Monday Night in 1999

Published 02/06/2023, 7:30 AM EST

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Charismatic Derek Jeter, who made his Yankees debut in 1995, announced his MLB presence through his brilliance on the baseball diamond. But at the same time, his popularity extended to his magnetic presence, which drew crowds wherever he went.

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Similarly, in his early Yankee days, when Jeter stood as the Yankees bad boy with his long list of high-profile romantic escapades, the shortstop ruled the footfall of China Club, in the heart of the Big Apple. From all around the city, ladies would come to China Club simply to catch sight of the future New York Yankees captain who adored the nightlife of NYC.

Derek Jeter and his presence dictated the footfall at China Club

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On his days off, to unwind, Derek Jeter often headed to Manhattan hotspot, China Club, only to find a large crowd gathered there to look at him.

In an interview with the New York Post from 1999, China Club owner Michael Barrett brought to knowledge the kind of calls he received before the commencement of a Monday night. And they were all about the future Hall of Famer.

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At the young age of 25, Jeter created chaos in China Club. Barrett, the owner of China Club, explained, “Monday is our big night – the phone rings all night with ladies asking, ‘Is Jeter going to be in?’”

In addition to that, Barret added that the primary question the club received on Monday nights was pertaining to Jeter’s presence, “It’s the main question we get asked.”

Jeter’s high-profile romantic escapades

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Derek Jeter was the ultimate “bad boy” of the New York Yankees during his playing days. Even off the field, Mr. November was just as legendary, charming his way through the biggest names in entertainment, including Mariah Carey, Vanessa Minnillo, and Jordana Brewster.

In 2016, Derek Jeter married swimsuit model Hannah Davis. Today, the couple are happily married with three daughters.

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Would you crash a club if Derek Jeter was going to spend a few hours there? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Mohsin Baldiwala

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Mohsin Baldiwala is an MLB author for EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his BBA degree, specializing in Communications & Media with a Public Policy minor. Along with his keen interest in politics and questions about society, he has written multiple research papers about a variety of topics, ranging from stand-up comedy to the Indian Education System.
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