New York Yankees shortstop and Captain, Derek Jeter, is already diving into post-career activities with the scheduled release of three children's books approaching—the first of which is due for September 23.
The trio of books Jeter Publishing is working on were reported by AMNY.com's Nina Ruggiero:
"The Contract" by Derek Jeter with Paul Mantell
The first book in a planned series for kids ages 8 to 12 features a motivated young boy who, like Jeter, sets his sights on a big dream and makes it a reality through "hard work, teamwork and determination."
Publication date: Sept. 23
Chronicle of Jeter's last season
A title has not yet been announced (perhaps because the story is not yet finished) for a chronicle of Jeter's final season, to be told primarily through photographs taken by Chris Anderson.
Publication date: Fall 2014
"The Ed Lucas Story"
After going blind at just 12 years old, Ed Lucas went on to study broadcasting and become the first person without his sight to cover baseball in such a capacity. His story is also in development to be told in film form.
Here's a shot of the cover for Jeter's first book, "The Contract":
Ruggiero's report also notes Jeter's own statement in which he shares his goal of starting Jeter Publishing:
"My goal in creating Jeter Publishing is to work with inspiring people from all walks of life to develop a wide ranging catalog of interesting books,” Jeter said in a release. “I also want to create a collection of children’s books that teach children fundamental life lessons."
Nothing wrong with that.
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