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HBO Teams With Jeter on Documentary

7/11/2011 12:01 AM Eastern

HBO will team with Major League Baseball
Productions to develop a one-hour documentary chronicling
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter’s run toward
3,000 career hits.

Derek Jeter 3K will take viewers behind the scenes at
and away from the ballpark as the popular player moves
toward the esteemed baseball mark, according to HBO
officials. It will include footage from Jeter’s recent rehabilitation
stint from a calf injury, officials said.

The special will debut on HBO a few weeks after the
milestone is reached.


Derek Jeter 3K
will also include new interviews with
his family and friends plus Yankees executives, legends
and teammates such as Hal Steinbrenner, Brian Cashman,
Joe Girardi, Joe Torre, Curtis Granderson, Mariano
Rivera, Dave Winfield, Minka Kelly and Billy Crystal.

“Derek Jeter is known for his grace and excellence both
on and off the ball field,” Ross Greenburg, president of
HBO Sports, said in a statement. “This special will provide
sports fans with a fascinating view of what Derek
Jeter experiences during this memorable moment in
baseball history.”

Added Jeter: “It has been a lot of fun working with HBO
Sports and MLB Productions to capture this milestone in
a special and unique way. Hopefully fans will enjoy getting
to see a sneak peek at the journey.”

In January, Major League Baseball Productions cut a
deal with premium cable network Showtime to distribute
the reality series The Franchise: A Season With the San
Francisco Giants
, which premieres Wednesday (July 13).

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