The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter

Reviewed by Mark Newman of

In the fall of 1998, after the Yankees secured their 114th and final regular-season victory on the way to an eventual World Series sweep of San Diego and Major League Baseball’s last run of consecutive titles, Derek Jeter said: “It makes no difference what we did in the regular season.”

He distances himself from what’s already happened and looks toward the next, and ultimate, goal. That attitude has worked for him in the postseason and now he’s hoping it will work with off-the-field distractions as he tries to distance himself from Ian O’Connor’s unauthorized biography, “The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter.”

The book is scheduled to be in bookstores on May 16, and although Jeter wants it made clear that he had “nothing to do with the book,” there are enough new stories and anecdotes to pique any fan’s interest. Read more

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