July 05, 2011 9:47am PT by Jethro Nededog
HBO and MLB Productions Team Up for Derek Jeter Documentary
HBO and Major League Baseball Productions announced Tuesday that they’re co-producing a one-hour special chronicling New York Yankees’ shortstop Derek Jeter’s journey to his 3,000th career hit titled, Derek Jeter 3K.
The special will air within weeks of Jeter accomplishing the career milestone and will include access to the baseball pro on and off the field, as well as exclusive interviews with him in the days following his 3000th hit.
"It has been a lot of fun working with HBO Sports and MLB Productions to capture this milestone in a special and unique way," Jeter says. "Hopefully fans will enjoy getting to see a sneak peek at the journey."
The special will also include new interviews with his family, friends, Yankees executives, teammates, and famous fans including Hal Steinbrenner, Brian Cashman, Joe Girardi, Joe Torre, Curtis Granderson, Mariano Rivera, Dave Winfield, Minka Kelly, and Billy Crystal.
"The 3,000 hit plateau is one of the most recognizable feats in our great game," New York Yankees President Randy Levine says. "To have the days surrounding Derek’s remarkable achievement chronicled by Major League Baseball Productions and HBO ensures that this historic milestone will be captured with the type of style and professionalism he has become so synonymous with."
The special will premiere in prime time on HBO and it will be available to subscribers on HBO On Demand and HBO Go.