The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter
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 ...more
The book is well written, detailed, and researched.
Knowing Derek throughout his career, I had no idea the million things
that had to happen for him to get drafted by the Yankees.
Hal Newhouser, an advanced scout for the Astro's watched Jeter day after Day and pleaded
with them to draft him.
They did not.
The book is a long read but worth it and contains a ton of things
about Derek I doubt anyone knows
I have not ever been interested in reading baseball books ever in my life although I do enjoy watching the game, but after reading The Captian I look forward to reading more. This book is about the greatest shortstop to ever play the game, it had me on the edge of my seat the entire book. Ian O’Connor’s story about Derek Jeter was suspenseful and action filled as it went through his life. The book, The Captain, names him a “baseball saint”, if there were such a thing.
This nonfiction biography ab...more
5 of 5 stars by Aden Sachs
Read June 7, to May 10, 2014
I have read a lot of baseball books this year and in my lifetime, this by far has tipped the scale. This book about the greatest shortstop to ever play the game, had me on the edge of my seat, making me feel like I was watching game 7 of the World Series. Ian O’Connor’s story about Derek Jeter was suspenseful and action filled as it went through his life. The book named him a “baseball sa ...more
Title of Book: THE CAPTAIN: The Journey of Derek Jeter
Author: Ian O’Connor
Publishing Information: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Price: $26.00 US
Journey of Derek Jeter
Ian O’Connor, the author of this fantastic book, The Captain, is quite an accomplished writer. He currently works for ESPNNewYork.com as a sports columnist, and has quite the resume. Some past jobs he used to work for are Foxsports.com, The New York Daily News, USA Today, The Journal News, and the Bergen ...more
A book for Jeter and/or Yankees lovers, both of which I am, avowedly. It covers the time period in the '90s when the Yankees stormed and reclaimed the throne, and Derek Jeter started his ascension, as the two coincided naturally (but really, as the book hypothesizes, it was all DJ), up through the 2010 season. But I was also hoping to find an answer to "what is his kryptonite?" through this book because HOW can he be so perfect? And really didn't get an answer. Beyond "luck." H ...more
I'm a Yankee fan, and Derek Jeter is my favorite player. So maybe I was predisposed to like this book. On the other hand, if author Ian O'Connor didn't get his facts straight, I'd know, and call him on it. But O'Connor did an excellent job of research, and adding in quotes and stats and examples without ever getting wordy or boring or redundant. He gives us a peek behind t ...more
COMPARE/CONTRAST: Derek Jeter is a leader unlike some baseball players and leads by example. Jeter is respectful and super clutch in tough situations and some are ...more
This book was very interesting because it told the story of Derek's life in the majors and his life leading up to the major leagues. I also like the book because it talked about Jeter's dealings wit ...more
The beginning of this book paints Jeter as a demigod, and gushes far beyond what's appropriate for a man who isn't family or lover to gush about someo ...more
The theme of this book is you don't have to be the best to be one of the greatest players ever. Derek Jeter wasn't always the best playe ...more
How Derek jeter changing is he went from begin the one guy with no friends to be a professional athlete that has all the fame and is friends with every body and he has friends on his baseball team.
(The theme ) What the theme of the book is to if you have a dream go get it because Derek wanted to be a professional athlete and he sighed a contract t ...more
Derek grew up in a modest household in Kalamazoo Michigan. Only one twist to this picture perfect childhood. His dad was black and his mom was white. Derek often got picked on and ridiculed for being from a mixed raced ...more
This book was very fun to read about. I ...more
If you consider yourself a fan of the game of baseball, I highly recommend this book to you. Admittedly, it's dense with a lot of retelling of a bunch of baseball games and that slo ...more
Ian O'Connor does a great job of balancing Jeter's greatness and his humanity, without lowering his standing in fans' eyes and hearts.
Being a Jeter fan since day one, I thought I knew every story about him, but through new interviews, and not just rehashing articles from newspapers since 1996, you get a fuller picture of Jete ...more
I found the book interesting in places....too few places. I found the reading to be too much devoted to ancillary characters. I bought this book to read about Derek Jeter, not some kid in the cheap seats who happened to stick his glove where it didn't belong. Maybe the kid is happy now that he got his 15 minutes of fame, but....I don't care. Perhaps the author was told by some self anointed writing exp ...more