HBO Takes Swing At Jeter Documentary


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.

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

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

Derek Jeter 3K will also include new interviews with his family and friends as well as 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," said Ross Greenburg, President, HBO Sports 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 in a statement: "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."