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On the Field with...Derek Jeter

4.18  ·  Rating Details  ·  132 Ratings  ·  41 Reviews
The number one sports writer for kids discusses the personal life and baseball career of Derek Jeter, the young man from Michigan who achieved his dream to play shortstop for the New York Yankees. Includes career highlights and player's stats. Illustrations.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 1st 2000 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Rj O
Feb 02, 2016 Rj O rated it it was amazing
Book Title: On the field with… Derek Jeter
Author: Matt Christopher
Review: On the field with Derek Jeter was a very good book! I enjoyed this book because it gave me a lot more information about my favorite Short-stop in MLB History and Also more information about my favorite sport and what it takes to get at the level of success Derek Jeter is in today! The Main setting of the book was for a little while in Derek’s summers was at his Grandparents home while his parents went to New jersey to vi
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Trevor Flease
Dec 16, 2015 Trevor Flease rated it really liked it
Personal Response
The biography of Derek Jeter was a very good and interesting book. The obstacles he had to overcome to get to where he wanted to be when he got older were unbelievable. Derek had to get his name out to people someone way, because he came from a small high school. I think he set a great example for other kids that have a dream of playing professional baseball. It showed the effort that you have to put into things that you want to achieve in your life.

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Derek was that really goo
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Sam Schoenick
Oct 20, 2015 Sam Schoenick rated it it was amazing
Personal response: I had the opportunity to read On the Field With Derek Jeter by Matt Christopher. This book really focused on following your dream and never giving up. If everyone had Jeter's work ethic and determination to follow a dream this world would be perfect. I really enjoyed this book and it also taught me quite a few things.

Plot:Derek Jeter grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Ever since playing baseball he wanted to play shortstop for the New York Yankees. When Jeter was a young child h
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Gabe
Jan 11, 2016 Gabe rated it really liked it
I read the book "On the Field with Derek Jeter. Matt christopher is one of the best authors when it comes to writing biography's about athletes. He has wrote books about Lebron James, Alex Rodriguez, Kobe Bryant and so on. Christopher starts off the book with where Derek Jeter is at now as he is a baseball player in the MLB on the New York Yankees. The book got interesting because Christopher talked about the obstacles that Derek had overcome through out his young baseball career to get where he ...more
Alex Pearce
May 14, 2014 Alex Pearce rated it liked it
I read On The Field: With Derek Jeter! By: Matt Christopher. I think Matt wrote this book to let people know that no matter how good these players have it, they worked harder than everyone else to get it. Derek Jeter was naturally good at sports; baseball in particular. This does not mean he walked right into the MLB. He had to work for it his whole life. I think the author wanted to show that nothing that Derek did to get there was easy.
This book has a certain theme to it. I would say that the
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Daulton
The book I read was about Derek Jeter and his life. The author's purpose in writing this book is to tell people about Derek Jeter and what he did as a kid, his college, and of his pro baseball career. The author is talking about how good Jeter was as a kid and that he was above the other kids his age. He’s so in love with baseball that he couldn't stop playing it, he always played with his father. The theme of this book is that if you like doing something and want to do it forever practice and p ...more
Josh Long
Feb 23, 2016 Josh Long rated it it was ok
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Gavin Ludlow
Feb 28, 2016 Gavin Ludlow rated it liked it
On the Field with...Derek Jeter by Matt Christopher was a very informative book. It was informative because it described everything about Derek Jeter's life. It described how he grew up, his family, and home. It covered all of his life from when he was young to the last day of his baseball career. I learned a lot about him and how good of a person he is. He does a lot of charity work, including creating a foundation that helps teenagers with drug problems.

The book explains how he fell in love wi
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Jose Reyes
Feb 02, 2015 Jose Reyes rated it liked it
The reason that I gave this book a 3 star rating was because this book was in a genre that I don't really like. That genre is biography to me biography is very boring because I am the type of kid that likes reading about genres like action/adventure type of books. Anyway,back to the book the book was about Derek Jeter and how he became the most famous baseball player of all time. The reason that Jeter became that top dog was because as a child he had developed a love for the game and every day j ...more
Alex Adell
Feb 23, 2015 Alex Adell rated it it was amazing
On the Field with Derek Jeter by Matt Christopher is a biography about a star baseball player named Derek Jeter and how he got through his childhood in Michagen. The main character Derek Jeter loved baseball and other sports. The main character Derek Jeter seems to be a believabale because he is a real person. In my mind Derek Jeter looks like a person with brown hair with tan skin and is tall. A quote Derek Jeter has said is "There may be people who have more talent than you, but there is no ex ...more
Brian Bifalco
Dec 18, 2009 Brian Bifalco rated it it was amazing
Derek Jeter is doing amazing. Joe Torre made him captain. Derek has moved up in the line up to 1st or 2nd. Also Alex Rodreguize had signed with the Yankees to play 3rd base.
Joel the goat
Oct 13, 2012 Joel the goat rated it it was amazing
Dear Sharon

I'm reading a book entitled On the feild with... Derek Jeter which is a work of a autobiography. I learned while reading that even when Derek Jeter was a small chiled he wanted to play shortstop for the new york Yankees,and achevd his goal which makes me think about my own life and if i commit to something that i can fufill it no matter what the dream is. Through reading this book i've observed that Derek Jeter has the will and determination to do what he wants and stick to it, you d
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Jake Caldwell
Dec 05, 2013 Jake Caldwell rated it really liked it
I read On The Field: With Derek Jeter! By: Matt Christopher. I think Matt wrote this book to let people know that no matter how good these players have it, they worked harder than everyone else to get it. Derek Jeter was naturally good at sports; baseball in particular. This does not mean he walked right into the MLB. He had to work for it his whole life. I think the author wanted to show that nothing that Derek did to get there was easy.
This book has a certain theme to it. I would say that t
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Aaron Hand
The book I read was about Derek Jeter and his life. The author's purpose in writing this book is to tell people about Derek Jeter and what he did as a kid, his college, and of 2000 his pro baseball life. The author is trying to say everything he could about Derek Jeter and how good he was about a kid and that he was just above the other kids his age. He was just so much in love with baseball he couldn't stop playing it, he always would play with his father. The theme of this book is about Derek ...more
Blake Bergmann
Dec 05, 2012 Blake Bergmann rated it really liked it
Have you ever wanted to be something that seemed more like a dream than reality? Maybe like be a professional athlete? In the book On the Field With...Derek Jeter by Matt Christopher, this dream becomes a reality for Derek Jeter. The purpose of this book is to tell the young and great life and career of Derek Jeter. Matt does a great job showing that hard work pays off. The book says “Derek grows up as a talented athlete but tries much harder than most others.” “Derek had to tries his hardest a ...more
Andrew
Jan 06, 2013 Andrew rated it it was amazing
Shelves: have-read
I think that On the Field with...Derek Jeter was a very interesting book. Derek Jeter had an interesting life. For example, he was born on June 26, 1974. His parents names are Charles and Dorothy Jeter. Thanks to his father, who also played baseball, Derek's love for the game started early. As a young boy, Derek would play pitch and catch with his grandma. Derek was very smart and very good at sports such as baseball and basketball as a kid. Derek enrolled at Kalamazoo Central High School.His su ...more
Mack
Apr 18, 2010 Mack rated it really liked it
On the Field with....Derek Jeter was a good book about the life of Derek Jeter from childhood to now. Derek Jeter is the shortstop on the New York Yankees. It was his childhood dream to play for the Yankees. The book tells about how he made this dream real. He started playing baseball at a young age and was really good at it. He worked hard, but he was also very athletic. His parents supported his interest in sports, but he also was a good student. He was so good at baseball in high school that ...more
austin
Dec 18, 2014 austin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

I love Derek jeter and this book sums it all up. Derek Jeter story is amazing. Truly a great book
Badiss
May 31, 2009 Badiss rated it liked it
This book is about a baseball player Derek Jeter. The book talks about how Derek Jeter plays for the New York Yankees. Derek is a great baseball player, and a future hall of famer. The book explains how Jeter signed a big contract with the Yankees, at a young age.

I would recommend this book to people who want to learn more about baseball. Even though im not a yankees fan, and i HATE the yankees i didnt let that prevent me from reading this book.

If i were to rate this book out of ten, i would giv
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Andy
Feb 25, 2009 Andy rated it really liked it
The book is very good it like shows you that everyone is the same and no matter what your dream is you can b good at anything and succed at anything that you put your mind to its not like derek jeter was jusz given the postion of the yankees shortstop as he was born yea... he had to work for it and he acually made it jusz like all of us want to play baseball play all that and hes trying to show that we all could!
Raphael
Sep 30, 2008 Raphael rated it liked it
i read this book during the summer and thought this was a great book especially because i learned a little morew about derek. I found this book to be interesting because i learned about how jeter grew up as a huge yankees fan,it made me think of my self and how i am growing up as a huge yankees fan.I think this is a great book to read if your a jeter fan and also have love for the game.
Manny Nunez
Sep 11, 2012 Manny Nunez rated it it was amazing
Derek jeter is one of my favorit players in the MLB, my childehood was mostly watching him play short stop for the new york yankees, i remember telling my mom that 'i want to be just like derek jeter when i grow up', and now i play short stop for my baseball team.
Charles
Jan 20, 2009 Charles added it
Shelves: q2
this book is about jeter and the beginning of his life.jeter was a really good baseball and basketball player.but it was baseball that paid off in his life he is now a multi million air and is the captain of the yankees. it took him hard work
Remington
Sep 23, 2014 Remington rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It was a boring book.
Arjun A.
Apr 03, 2008 Arjun A. rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who wants to read it
Recommended to Arjun by: I got it from the bookstore
It was a good book. It shows what it took for Derek Jeter to become a star in the MLB. It was written kind of a long time ago so the info is not PERFECT but it is a very good book
Brunel paul
This book tells you and shows how good Derek Jeter is on field and also off the field as he lives his life as a baseball player and soon to be a hall of famer.
Tulga Boldbat
Nov 02, 2010 Tulga Boldbat rated it liked it
his father was native american and his mother was white so it was hard for them to con there relationship And he had a lot of courag like when his ancle was injured
Stephen Torres
in baseballit is 25 team . they are different player on the team.it will be in a different spot on the field.it is not easy to do in baseball.
Franklin
Jul 02, 2009 Franklin rated it it was amazing
I learn that with great heart comes fame and that what Derek Jeter had and look at him now he the captain of the New York Yankees.
Akeim Greenland
Dec 15, 2009 Akeim Greenland rated it it was amazing
this book is about derek jeter. it tells about hislife and how he grew up.how much he loves baseball.i give this book 5 stars
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