What a jokester (or maybe a bad sport?). We’d like to think the former, not the latter.
San Diego Padres pitcher Phil Hughes said in a Barstool Sports podcast that Derek Jeter had a funny thing he would do when he lost a bet: pay you back in a ton of loose change, no matter the amount.
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“He had this thing. He liked to do small little wagers every now and then. But he was such a competitor that if he lost, he would pay you in pennies,” Hughes said on “Pardon My Take.”
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The player had no idea how Jeter came up with that many pennies, and surmised the Miami Marlins co-owner sent someone to the bank.
“It would be like a hundred bucks on something stupid like a college football game that’s going on or something. And if he lost, he would literally have a bag of pennies the next day. And it was not like a dollar. It was a hundred bucks. It’s a lot of pennies. ”
Hughes played for the Yankees from 2007 to 2013, winning a World Series with Jeter in 2009.