I’m sure you remember that Derek Jeter had a camera crew with him through the final days of his pursuit of 3,000 hits. Today, HBO and MLB announced that the documentary will premier on July 28 on HBO. Here’s the announcement.
New York, NY — “DEREK JETER 3K,” the hour-long documentary special from HBO and Major League Baseball Productions, will premiere Thursday, July 28th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. The special chronicles New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter’s dramatic quest for his 3,000th career hit, which he accomplished versus the Tampa Bay Rays with a remarkable five-for-five performance on July 9th at Yankee Stadium. “DEREK JETER 3K” will take viewers behind the scenes as Jeter made his run at the 3,000-hit milestone, becoming the first player to do it in a Yankees uniform.
With the cooperation of Derek Jeter and the Yankees, MLB Productions gained extensive access to Jeter both at and away from the ballpark. For the first time ever, Jeter wore a microphone during two games including the one where he reached the 3,000 career hit milestone. He also allowed MLB Productions camera crews to follow him on multiple occasions and in a variety of settings, including in his home and during rehabilitation from a calf injury. “DEREK JETER 3K” also will feature exclusive interview footage with the Yankee captain which was recorded shortly after he became only the 28th player in MLB history to achieve the milestone.
Produced by MLB Productions in collaboration with HBO Sports, “DEREK JETER 3K” will include reflections on Jeter’s entire career, including footage in the Major League Baseball Film and Video Archive from his early days with the Yankees through his five World Series Championships. The special will 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, Dave Winfield, Minka Kelly, Billy Crystal, and many more. Liev Schreiber, the voice of HBO Sports, will narrate.
In addition to the prime-time premiere on July 28 and a full schedule of replays, the special also will be available to subscribers on HBO ON DEMAND® and HBO GO.
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