Read the New York Times Bestseller on Derek Jeter
Bloomberg writes: “Jeter now has a biography worthy of his achievements.”
Bestselling author Ian O’Connor draws on more than 200 interviews and unique access to Derek
Jeter that has spanned some 15 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 in The Captain, The
Journey of Derek Jeter.
Praise for The Captain, The Journey of Derek Jeter
“The most complete account yet of this signal player’s life and career… Insightful about Jeter’s minor league days and touching on his personal life, The Captain tantalizes with predictions about possible position changes and the length of Jeter’s career. An excellent selection for those interested in baseball generally and in pinstripes particularly.” — Library Journal
Upcoming Book Events
Ian O’Connor will discuss his book and autograph copies of
Saturday, July 16, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Book Signing at Barnes & Noble in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
421 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 18702
More Praise for The Captain
“O’Connor peppers the bio with enough hidden gems about the notoriously private ballplayer to make this the most thoughtful and intriguing work on Jeter so far. And O’Connor’s ability to reconcile Jeter the man with Jeter the ballplayer means that even Red Sox fans may enjoy this bio.” — Publishers Weekly
“Long after Derek Jeter is inducted into the Hall of Fame, Ian O'Connor’s work will be viewed as the definitive biography of the captain. Jeter has always managed to keep it simple, but as O'Connor shows, the shortstop is a complicated superstar.”
— Buster Olney, author of How Lucky You Can Be
and The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty
“Derek Jeter is undoubtedly the most talked about, argued about, cheered, booed and ultimately respected baseball player of his generation. And as public a figure as he has been, he is in many ways the least known. That changes now as Ian O’Connor, one of the best sports writers anywhere, goes deep and does what no one has quite been able to do: Tell us a bit about who Derek Jeter really is.” — Joe Posnanski, author of
“For years we’ve been telling young ballplayers to play and behave like Derek Jeter. Now we can tell them to read Ian O’Connor’s The Captain. Finally, we have an inside look at the worthy successor to Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio and Mantle.” — Dan Shaughnessy, author of Fenway, Reversing the Curse and Senior Year
“O’Connor is an ideal biographer for Jeter. Ian is the same kind of thorough pro.” — Tom Callahan, author of Johnny U