I just finished reading Ian O’Connor’s The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter. And, I loved this book.
What do you get with this one? It’s more than just the story of Derek Jeter through 2010. It’s the history of the Yankees from 1996 through 2010 as well. And, it’s full with inside stories that you’ve probably never heard.
What I truly enjoyed was the pacing/timing used by O’Connor in this book – both in telling the whole story and each sub-story therein. Too many times with biographies authors get bogged down with minutia. And, before you know it, you’re drowning in the details and getting bored. But, that does not happen with this book. O’Connor tells you what you need to know and does it in a manner that is smooth and enjoyable.
As I was reading this book, I began to think “This is the Yankee book of the summer.” But, it’s more than that. Ian O’Connor’s The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter is a must read for Yankees fans, of all ages and level of devotion, period. And, it’s a highly recommended read for any baseball fan who wants to know the back-story of someone who was a Mount Rushmore face for the game of baseball over the last 17 years.