When you think of an MLB shortstop, chances are, you’re going to think of Derek Jeter. Over his many years of service with the New York Yankees, Jeter has been voted to the All-Star Game 13 times, has won a Rawlings Gold Glove five times, and been a World Series MVP—an honor coming in one of his five World Championships.
It’s safe to say that Jeter, shortstop, and pinstripes all combine to be a recipe of success. Dating back to 1995, he’s given fans a lot to cheer about on and off the diamond. His charity, the Turn 2 Foundation, has helped countless kids stay away from drugs and alcohol and has helped many live a healthier life.
You might think that Jeter has little left in the tank as far as baseball in concerned, but it appears his life off the field is just getting started.
According to multiple outlets, Derek Jeter is entering the world of book publishing. Here’s an excerpt from the MLB.com article describing Jeter’s new adventure:
The publishing company is hoping Jeter helps identify stories that will “appeal to audiences ranging from children who look up to him as a role model to sports-savvy adults who have been witness to his remarkable career.”
The partnership will be called “Jeter Publishing.”
Jeter has given back in more ways than one, and this could be a future opportunity to teach kids looking up to the shortstop how to play the game with skills, attitude, and respect.
When he stepped onto the field to make his major league debut in ’95, Derek Jeter had no idea that in 2013—he’d be standing with the world’s best in not only the MLB, but the book publishing business.