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The Resource The captain : the journey of Derek Jeter, Ian O'Connor

The captain : the journey of Derek Jeter, Ian O'Connor

Label
The captain : the journey of Derek Jeter
Title
The captain
Title remainder
the journey of Derek Jeter
Statement of responsibility
Ian O'Connor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: 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
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Connor, Ian
Dewey number
796.357092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.J48
LC item number
O27 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jeter, Derek
  • Racially mixed people
  • African American baseball players
  • Baseball players
  • New York Yankees (Baseball team)
Label
The captain : the journey of Derek Jeter, Ian O'Connor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [388] - 389) and index
Contents
Introduction -- 1: Kalamazoo kid -- 2: Draft -- 3: E-6 -- 4: Rookie of the year -- 5: Champion -- 6: Perfection -- 7: Dynasty -- 8: Flip -- 9: New guys -- 10: Alex -- 11: Great divide -- 12: Moment of truth -- 13: Rebirth -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- Note on the author's interviews and sources -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn744294565
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 414 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780547747606
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)744294565
Label
The captain : the journey of Derek Jeter, Ian O'Connor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [388] - 389) and index
Contents
Introduction -- 1: Kalamazoo kid -- 2: Draft -- 3: E-6 -- 4: Rookie of the year -- 5: Champion -- 6: Perfection -- 7: Dynasty -- 8: Flip -- 9: New guys -- 10: Alex -- 11: Great divide -- 12: Moment of truth -- 13: Rebirth -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- Note on the author's interviews and sources -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn744294565
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 414 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780547747606
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)744294565

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