Derek Jeter opens up about his lucky gold thong on the ‘Tonight Show’

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The legend of the slump-busting gold G-string lives on.

Derek Jeter, 48, revealed he owes at least some of his Yankees wins to the lucky “golden thong” he wore to improve his game.

The former MLB player hit the “Tonight Show” on Wednesday and joined host Jimmy Fallon and guest Rita Ora on “True Confessionals,” a segment during which celebrities are asked whether rumors about them are true or false. 

“I once wore a thong in public in front of thousands of people,” Jeter said, reading his prompt aloud.

Both the talk show host and the pop star believed the story was false.

“You’re Derek Jeter. We would’ve known,” Fallon responded. 

“I’m sure you have, like, a really well-sculpted bottom,” Ora quipped.

Turns out, the rumor’s true.

“I’m going to ultimately regret playing this game, but let me explain,” the proud girl dad began.

“I had a new teammate that I played with in 2002, and he always had a gold thong hanging from his locker. And he told me, ‘Anytime you struggle, you wear the gold thong, you’re guaranteed to get a hit.’”

Jeter “thought the guy was crazy,” but when he was going through “the worst offensive stretch” of his career in 2004, he grabbed the G-string.

“Now, it wasn’t thong-to-skin. I had shorts on underneath, so I put the thong on over the shorts. First pitch, home run,” the former Yankees player recalled.

“The golden thong is legendary. It’s never not gotten a hit,” Giambi said at the time.

“It was his first slump. I don’t think the guy’s ever slumped in his career. He’s unbelievable. You know, the gold thong, he had to get out of it.”

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