Yankees legend Derek Jeter will have his documentary: ‘The Captain’ will be ready in 2022

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees celebrates after a game winning RBI hit in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles in his last game ever at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

For New York Yankees’ fans, watching Derek Jeter play and proudly wear the pinstripes with class and dignity was a joy for almost two full decades. He certainly wasn’t the most feared power hitter of all, but mastered the art of putting the bat to the ball, going the other way, and had a penchant for the dramatic.

ESPN, like all of us, thinks Jeter’s career is worthy of global admiration, and announced that it will be producing a documentary about the Yankees’ legend (link to NJ Advance Media article here).

The New York Post’s Andrew Marchand was the one that broke the news Tuesday on Twitter. “ESPN working with Derek Jeter on a doc about him, called, “The Captain” was the message he wrote on his account.

The Captain will be a 6-part TV documentary, and will be ready for people to enjoy it in 2022. Yankees fans all over the world will be able to relive the on-field legacy that Jeter managed to build as a core performer in the dynasty that won four World Series titles in a span of five years between 1996 and 2000.

The Yankees’ shortstop was in a class of his own

The Yankees’ eternal number 2 announced his retirement from baseball after the 2014 season was finished. He called it quits with 3,465 career hits, an amazing number for a shortstop and one that ranks sixth in the all-time list.

His career was spent with the Yankees, and in his 20 years with the team, he won multiple accolades, most notably five World Series (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2009), 14 All-Star games, five Gold Glove awards, and five Silver Slugger awards.

He made his long-awaited return to MLB in 2017, but as a CEO and part-owner of the Miami Marlins, a role that maintains to this day.

He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2020, and was a vote short of being the second unanimous selection after his longtime Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera.