HBO to Chronicle Derek Jeter’s Journey to 3000 Hits

Derek JeterI’ll be honest—the extent of my baseball knowledge comes from Rookie of the Year. But Derek Jeter 3K, the in-the-works TV-movie the Yankee shortstop’s mission towards his three thousandth career hit (I know that’s impressive thanks to Bernie Mac) is something that breathes intrigue.

The project is backed by HBO Sports and MLB Productions, and is expected to air on HBO within weeks of the accomplishment.

In addition to covering Jeter’s experiences, the film will include interviews with many of Jeter’s colleagues, associates and friends, including Hal Steinbrenner, Joe Torre, Mariano Rivera, Joe Girardi, Curtis Granderson, Dave Winfield, Minka Kelly and Billy Crystal—I know those last two.

The special will be available on HBO during a prime time slot, as well as on HBO On Demand and HBO Go.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.