If you paid attention to Major League Baseball during the late 90s and early 2000s there was one team that dominated the competition, the New York Yankees. The team appeared in 7 World Series in a span of 15 years winning 5 of them. A person that was pivotal to all that success was Derek Jeter, also known by his fans as The Captain.
Derek Jeter played shortstop for the New York Yankees from 1995-2014 and was the leader of one of the greatest dynasties in baseball history. Although he didn’t dominate in the stats of the game, Jeter was known for his impact and clutch plays such as “The Flip”, “The Dive”, and “Mr. November”. While most players succumb to the pressure of playing for the Yankees, Jeter was able to manage the pressure with a style and grace few Yankees have ever possessed.
The most popular Yankee did an amazing job of keeping his personal life and any professional drama out of the media. Now fans of the Yankee Captain will be able to get a little more knowledge about the man in the upcoming ESPN documentary The Captain premiering this Monday, July 18th, after the home run derby. You can check out the trailer for The Captain below.
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The Captain is a compelling narrative revealing the man behind the icon – Derek Jeter. Amidst a time of great change in New York City, Derek Jeter’s arrival to the New York Yankees returned a struggling franchise to its traditional perch amongst baseball’s elite. As Derek forged a Hall of Fame-worthy career, his second home molded him as a man. Derek’s commitment to winning required a personal sacrifice that prevented fans and haters alike from learning about the man in pinstripes.
The Captain, tells this enigmatic story. Viewers will be enthralled by the professional and personal triumphs and challenges that not only created a dynasty but a legend. “The Captain” utilizes Derek’s journey as a vessel to tell a larger cultural story that explores race, family, and community. The heartbeat of the series is candid and unprecedented access to the man who helped restore a shine to a team, a city, and a culture.
You will be able to watch The Captain on ESPN right after the home run derby on July 18th and streaming on ESPN+ that same night.