“I really appreciate it,” said Jeter, addressing the crowd. “I can tell you put a lot of thought into this. I really doubt any other team will get me a gift I can use more than Miss Texas.”
The pinstriped boots were customized with Jeter’s numbers and the golf clubs were premium Titleist irons, while Miss Texas has measurements of 34-26-34, is named Savannah Jones and is a sophomore at the University of Texas in Austin.
The Astros arranged to have the boots, clubs and hat sent to Jeter’s penthouse condominium in Manhattan, but the shortstop asked that Miss Texas stay with him. In fact, he took her back into the locker room with him after the pregame ceremony and was late getting back to the dugout for the start of the game.
“Dakota seems like a really nice girl,” said Jeter after the game. “She has everything I look for. I just can’t thank the Astros enough.”
The future Hall of Famer made it clear that he appreciated all the gifts from the Astros, however, not just Miss Texas.
“I’d love to see her wearing those boots and the hat,” he said. “I think we can have a really fun month or two together.”
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