IAN O'CONNOR is a nationally recognized sports columnist who has won numerous Associated Press awards. Currently he writes for ESPNNewYork.com and hosts a radio show for ESPN. He is the author of Arnie and Jack, a New York Times bestseller, and The Jump.
Jeter is the prince, the good son, the tireless worker. O'Connor uses baseball lore and the tropes and rhythms of folktales to limn Jeter's family life and early career...essential for Yankees fans. -- BooklistO'Connor peppers the bio with enough hidden gems about the notoriously private ballplayer to make this the most thorough and intriguing work on Jeter so far. And O'Connor's ability to reconcile Jeter the man with Jeter the ballplayer means that even Red Sox fans may enjoy this bio. -- Publishers WeeklyThe most complete account yet of this signal player's life and career . . . Insightful about Jeter's minor league days and touching on his personal life, The Captain tantalizes with predictions about possible position changes and the length of Jeter's career. An excellent selection for those interested in baseball generally and in pinstripes particularly. -- Library JournalLong after Derek Jeter is inducted into the Hall of Fame, Ian O'Connor's work will be viewed as the definitive biography of the captain. Jeter has always managed to keep it simple, but as O'Connor shows, the shortstop is a complicated superstar. -- Buster Olney, author of How Lucky You Can Be and The Last Night of the Yankee DynastyIan O'Connor is an ideal biographer for Derek Jeter. Ian is the same kind of thorough pro. -- Tom Callahan, best-selling author of Johnny UDerek Jeter is undoubtedly the most talked about, argued about, cheered, booed and ultimately respected baseball player of his generation. And as public a figure as he has been, he is in many ways the least known. That changes now as Ian O'Connor, one of the best sportswriters anywhere, goes deep and does what no one has quite been able to do: tell us a bit about who Derek Jeter really is. -- Joe Posnanski, author of The MachineFor years we've been telling young ballplayers to play and behave like Derek Jeter. Now we can tell them to read Ian O'Connor's The Captain. Finally, we have an inside look at the worthy successor to Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio and Mantle. -- Dan Shaughnessy, author of Fenway and Senior Year