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Derek Jeter
Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter

Excellence and Elegance
By The New York Times, Introduction by Tyler Kepner, Foreword by Joe Torre

SPORTS & RECREATION

128 Pages, 8.5 x 11

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ISBN 9781629370521

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Triumph Books (Nov 2014)

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Overview

After 20 major league seasons—all with the New York Yankees—Derek Jeter is hanging up his spikes at the conclusion of the 2014 campaign. The Yankees' captain since 2003, the shortstop is considered the greatest Yankee of his generation. Jeter's Yankees teams won five World Series, including three in a row in 1998, 1999, and 2000. The all-time postseason leader in hits, doubles, and triples, Jeter earned the nickname "Captain Clutch" for his game-changing performances during the Yankees' championship era. Through stories and powerful images from the pages of the New York Times, Derek Jeter: Excellence and Elegance celebrates the career of this New York icon from Jeter's debut in 1995 through his final game in 2014. This full-color pictorial keepsake also features an introduction by Tyler Kepner, the Times' award-winning baseball reporter.

Author Biography

The New York Times is regarded as the world's preeminent newspaper. Winner of 112 Pulitzer Prizes, it has the largest circulation of any seven-day newspaper in the country. Previous books include Derek Jeter: From the Pages of the New York Times. Tyler Kepner is the award-winning national baseball correspondent for the New York Times. Previously, he had covered the New York Yankees and the New York Mets. He lives in Wilton, Connecticut. Joe Torre won four World Series as manager of the New York Yankees. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014.

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November 13, 2014 | Pinstripe Alley

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Derek Jeter: Excellence and Elegance

By The New York Times

Compiled and Edited by Tyler Kepner

Foreword by Joe Torre

 

On September 28, 2014, Derek Jeter stepped up to the plate to play his last Major League game. As Yankees and Red Sox fans alike filled Fenway Park proudly wearing their Jeter gear and chanting Jeter’s name, there is no doubt that this climatic Sunday afternoon marked the end of one of the greatest careers in baseball history. In his 20 seasons with the Yankees, Derek Jeter won five World Series Championships, is ranked among the top ten in MLB history in hits and runs, and has become a New York icon. Filled with stories and powerful images from Jeter’s personal and professional life, Derek Jeter: Excellence and Elegance (Triumph Books, December 2014) offers an exclusive look into Derek Jeter’s incredible career as a New York Yankee.

 

As the all-time postseason leader in hits, doubles and triples, Jeter is known for his game-changing performance and thus received the nickname “Captain Clutch.” Captain of the Yankees from 2003 to his retirement in 2014, no other Yankee had more hits, played more games and some would argue had more loyalty than Jeter. Taking a closer look at the evolution of Derek’s career, Derek Jeter: Excellence and Elegance details Jeter’s career from his upbringing in Kalamazoo, Michigan to winning 1993 Rookie of the Year and his 2014 retirement. Stories include:

 

  • How Derek took a pay cut in order to avoid being traded from the New York Yankees
  • When Jeter recorded the 3000th hit of his career with a third inning home run that made him the 28th player in baseball history to reach 3000 hits
  • A look into the Yankees five World Series wins, including three in a row from 1998-2000

 

Filled with stories and iconic images from Jeter’s career, Derek Jeter: Excellence and Elegance is a must-read not only for Jeter fans, but for all baseball fans that wish to take a deeper look into the career of a player that will go down in history as one of the game’s greats.

 

About the Author:

The New York Times is regarded as the world's preeminent newspaper. Its news coverage is known for its exceptional depth and breadth, with reporting bureaus throughout the United States and in 26 other countries. Winner of 112 Pulitzer Prizes, it has the largest circulation of any seven-day newspaper in the country. Previous books include Derek Jeter: From the Pages of the New York Times.

 

Contact: Josh Williams - Triumph Books - 312.568.5404 - j.williams@triumphbooks.com

 

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