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The Captain

Author: Ian O'Connor
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547549064
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Every spring, Little Leaguers across the country mimic his stance and squabble over the right to wear his number, 2, the next number to be retired by the world’s most famous ball team. Derek Jeter is their hero. He walks in the footsteps of Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, and Mantle, and someday his shadow will loom just as large. Yet he has never been the best player in baseball. In fact, he hasn’t always been the best player on his team. But his intangible grace and Jordanesque ability to play big in the biggest of postseason moments make him the face of the modern Yankee dynasty, and of America’s game. In The Captain, best-selling author Ian O’Connor draws on extensive reporting and unique access to Jeter that has spanned some fifteen years to reveal how a biracial kid from Michigan became New York’s most beloved sports figure and the enduring symbol of the steroid-free athlete. O’Connor takes us behind the scenes of a legendary baseball life and career, from Jeter’s early struggles in the minor leagues, when homesickness and errors in the field threatened a stillborn career, to his heady days as a Yankee superstar and prince of the city who squired some of the world’s most beautiful women, to his tense battles with former best friend A-Rod. We also witness Jeter struggling to come to terms with his declining skills and the declining favor of the only organization he ever wanted to play for, leading to a contentious contract negotiation with the Yankees that left people wondering if Jeter might end his career in a uniform without pinstripes. Derek Jeter’s march toward the Hall of Fame has been dignified and certain, but behind that leadership and hero’s grace there are hidden struggles and complexities that have never been explored, until now. As Jeter closes in on 3,000 hits, a number no Yankee has ever touched, The Captain offers an incisive, exhilarating, and revealing new look at one of the game’s greatest players in the gloaming of his career.

The Captain

Author: Ian O'Connor
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
ISBN: 9780547327938
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Draws on unique access and more than 200 new interviews to trace the beloved sport figure's early life and athletic achievements, profiling the character traits that have rendered him an iconic fan favorite while citing his status as a dedicated steroid-free player. By the best-selling author of Arnie & Jack. 75,000 first printing.

The Life You Imagine

Author: Derek Jeter
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307565947
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Ever wonder what it would take to turn all of your dreams into reality? In The Life You Imagine, All-Star New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter shows how you can use the same game plan that helped an eight-year-old boy who fantasized about playing baseball for the Bronx Bombers grow up and become MVP of the 2000 World Series. With the help and support of both of his parents, Derek developed a practical program that would assist him in achieving all of his personal and professional aspirations-and now he shares his secrets to success so that you can get closer to living your dream, too. In this inspiring, information-packed book, Derek provides you with the ten lessons that have guided him throughout his life on and off the field, from his dream of being a gifted, hardworking athlete to his goal of becoming an active community leader. Using personal stories from his own life as a student athlete in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and as a Yankee team player, Derek writes about the simple steps that put him on course for success, including: * Setting your goals high and finding the right role models * Being serious but still having fun * Challenging yourself daily and not being afraid to fail * Surrounding yourself with a strong supporting cast Filled with rare family photos and pictures of Derek playing for the Yankees, The Life You Imagine is an intimate look into the life of a superstar athlete -- including the remarkable relationship he has with his family, what it's like to play with the Yankees, and how he's used his baseball celebrity to found the Turn 2 Foundation, a drug and alcohol prevention program for kids. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Jeter Unfiltered

Author: Derek Jeter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476783683
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The only authorized full-color book commemorating Derek Jeter’s iconic baseball career with the New York Yankees, featuring archival images and original photos of his final 2014 season from renowned photographer Christopher Anderson. Derek Jeter’s twentieth and final season in Major League Baseball truly marks the end of a sports era. The New York Yankees’ shortstop—a five-time World Series victor, team captain since 2003, and one of the greatest ballplayers of all time—is a beloved and inspiring role model who displays the indefinable qualities of a champion, on and off the field. Jeter Unfiltered is a powerful collection of never-before-published images taken over the course of Derek’s final season. Fans will have unprecedented access to “The Captain,” as the famously private baseball legend takes us behind the scenes—inside his home, the stadium, the gym, at his Turn 2 Foundation events, fortieth birthday party, and more—as he looks back with candor and gratitude on his baseball career. The result is an intimate portrait bursting with personality, professionalism, and pride. Jeter Unfiltered is Jeter as you have never seen him before: unguarded, unapologetic…unfiltered.

Imperfect

Author: Jim Abbott
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345523261
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A one-handed pitcher who became one of the select few to pitch a no-hitter in Major League Baseball, explains how he rose above his disability to excel at the sport he loved through high school, college and adulthood. Reprint.

Derek Jeter

Author: Robert Craig
Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment
ISBN: 9780671028084
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Traces the life and career of young Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter who in just three years in the majors has won the Rookie of the Year award and been a part of two championship teams.

Beyond Belief

Author: Josh Hamilton
Publisher: FaithWords
ISBN: 0446550728
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Josh Hamilton was the first player chosen in the first round of the 1999 baseball draft. He was destined to be one of those rare "high-character " superstars. But in 2001, working his way from the minors to the majors, all of the plans for Josh went off the rails in a moment of weakness. What followed was a 4-year nightmare of drugs and alcohol, estrangement from friends and family, and his eventual suspension from baseball. BEYOND BELIEF details the events that led up to the derailment. Josh explains how a young man destined for fame and wealth could allow his life to be taken over by drugs and alcohol. But it is also the memoir of a spiritual journey that breaks through pain and heartbreak and leads to the rebirth of his major-league career. Josh Hamilton makes no excuses and places no blame on anyone other than himself. He takes responsibility for his poor decisions and believes his story can help millions who battle the same demons. "I have been given a platform to tell my story" he says. "I pray every night I am a good messenger."

Who Is Derek Jeter

Author: Gail Herman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399539697
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When Derek Jeter was eight years old, he announced that he was going to play baseball for the New York Yankees. Jeter earned the attention of major league scouts in high school and was drafted to the New York Yankees in 1992. Named Rookie of the Year, he helped the Yankees win the World Series five times, and became team captain in 2003. With his good looks, easygoing personality, and sense of humor, Derek has always been a fan favorite. Retiring from baseball in 2014, Derek Jeter leaves behind a legacy. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Game Day

Author: Derek Jeter
Publisher: Crown Pub
ISBN: 9780609607879
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Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is an enormously talented hitter and fielder, a respected team leader, a good role model for young fans everywhere, and a magnet for the camera. In his first book, The Life You Imagine (Crown 2000), Derek opened up and gave fans a personal look into his life, his relationships with his family, friends, and teammates, and his strategies for success. Now Derek is back with Game Day, and this time there are more than 120 specially commissioned photographs -- by famed sports photographer Walter Iooss, Jr. -- that let fans share the experience of getting ready for a game. Showing Derek getting up, working out, heading to the stadium, playing the game, and unwinding after it, Game Day is an unprecedented, intimate look at the life of baseball's most well-known and admired young star. And these pictures won't be found anywhere else, because Derek has never before allowed this kind of access to his life. Beautifully designed and photographed, Game Day is the closest, most exclusive look yet at one of the most talented, charismatic, and photogenic stars in sports today.

Derek Jeter

Author: New York Times
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 163319227X
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After 20 major league seasons—all with the New York Yankees—Derek Jeter is hanging up his spikes at the conclusion of the 2014 campaign. The Yankees' captain since 2003, the shortstop is considered the greatest Yankee of his generation. Jeter's Yankees teams won five World Series, including three in a row in 1998, 1999, and 2000. The all-time postseason leader in hits, doubles, and triples, Jeter earned the nickname "Captain Clutch" for his game-changing performances during the Yankees' championship era. Through stories and powerful images from the pages of the New York Times, Derek Jeter: Excellence and Elegance celebrates the career of this New York icon from Jeter's debut in 1995 through his final game in 2014. This full-color pictorial keepsake also features an introduction by Tyler Kepner, the Times' award-winning baseball reporter.