JETER PROVIDES SPECIAL ACCESS
TO MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PRODUCTIONS AND HBO SPORTS
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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About MLB Productions
Major League Baseball Productions is the Emmy® award-winning television and video production division of Major League Baseball and the official video archivists of the game. With unparalleled access to the Clubs and their players, Major League Baseball Productions produces original programming for growing audiences worldwide through its network specials, exclusive home videos, commercials and other specialty programming. For more information on Major League Baseball Productions, log on to www.MLBProductions.com.
After achieving the career milestone of reaching his 3,000th career hit, Derek Jeter, the first Yankee to achieve this accomplishment, teamed up with MLB and MLBPA, the New York Yankees and more than 10 MLB licensees to commemorate the milestone with a variety of products featuring the official DJ3K logo. One of the top merchandise sellers in baseball history, Jeter has partnered with MLB Digital to create www. Jeterstore3000.com, an online pop-up store that sells DJ3K memorabilia. Jeter and MLB launched the effort with an exclusive ‘Road To 3K” silicone bracelet, with proceeds benefiting his Turn 2 Foundation. Since its launch in 1996, the Turn 2 Foundation has
awarded more than $12 million in grants to create and support signature programs and activities that motivate young people to turn away from drugs and alcohol and “TURN 2” healthy lifestyles. DJ3K products are available at www.JeterStore3000.com For more information, visit: www.turn2foundation.org or www.facebook.com/derekjeter.
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