Airdate: The Captain
ESPN doco series profiles New York Yankees and Major League Baseball player Derek Jeter.
Sports documentary series The Captain will screen on ESPN from Tuesday.
The 7 part series profiles New York Yankees and Major League Baseball player Derek Jeter on and off the baseball field.
The series features interviews with Jeter, his mother and father Dorothy and Dr. Charles Jeter, his sister Sharlee Jeter, his wife, Hannah Jeter, Roger Clemens, Tino Martinez, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Willie Randolph, Mariano Rivera, Alex Rodriguez, CC Sabathia, Darryl Strawberry, Joe Torre, Bernie Williams, as well as hip hop artists Fat Joe and Jadakiss, among many others.
“We set out on a journey to discover the man behind the iconic Yankees number 2 jersey,” said director Randy Wilkins .
“The series gives insight into a hall of fame baseball career, but more importantly, we reveal a person who sits at multiple intersections of American culture. The Captain is a story about race, media, celebrity culture, and the insatiable drive to be the best version of yourself.”
Jeter was the face of the New York Yankees, a five-time World Series champion, the most popular and admired player in baseball, and one of the great sports superstars of any age.
The Captain tells the story of Derek Jeter’s life and Hall of Fame career in a seven-part docu-series that’s anchored by exclusive, extensive, unprecedentedly candid interviews with Jeter, along with his family and dozens of teammates, rivals, and observers.
Episode 1: Jeter’s upbringing as a bi-racial kid in the Midwest and his journey to the major leagues. This episode features never before seen footage of Jeter getting drafted by the Yankees.
Tuesday July 19 at 12pm AEST, immediately following the MLB All Star Home Run Derby, continues Friday 22nd on ESPN.