We have more information on ESPN’s comprehensive seven-part Derek Jeter docuseries. Entitled The Captain, the series will premiere on Monday, July 18th immediately after the MLB Home Run Derby (around 10 PM ET, likely later) on ESPN.

Future episodes will premiere each Thursday after that, at either 9 PM ET or 10 PM ET, while also being available on ESPN+.

Here’s the full episode listing from ESPN’s release.

  • Episode 1: Jeter’s upbringing as a bi-racial kid in the Midwest and his journey to the major leagues. This episode features never before seen footage of Jeter getting drafted by the Yankees.
  • Episode 2: Jeter has an instant impact on the Yankees as he captures a title in his first season as a pro. This catapults him to superstardom but fame comes with a price. Jeter reveals the privileges and perils of fame. But through it all, Jeter becomes a leader on a team that is considered by many to be the greatest in the history of the game, the 1998 Yankees.
  • Episode 3: The importance of loyalty and trust to Jeter as the Yankees cap off a three peat beating the New York Mets, and his friendship with Alex Rodriguez is changed.
  • Episode 4: The Yankees Dynasty ends and we explore 9/11’s impact on New York. The Yankees and Boston Red Sox’s ancient blood feud is decided in an epic Game 7. Team dynamics change with the addition of new players and personalities.
  • Episode 5: The Yankees and Jeter suffer the most historic loss in baseball history. Jeter’s identity is under attack as he faces challenges in the press, on the field and in his clubhouse.
  • Episode 6: Jeter wins his 5th and final World Series and celebrates his 3000th hit, but it’s not all smooth sailing for this aging superstar. As his career begins to come to an end, he goes through a very public and difficult contract negotiation that changes his relationship with the Yankees. For the first time ever, Jeter’s wife Hannah gives us the backstory of their relationship and a behind the scenes look at Jeter’s recovery from a career altering injury.
  • Episode 7: Jeter and Hannah share intimate details of their difficult journey on the way to parenthood. Jeter achieves another dream by becoming the owner of the Miami Marlins, but his journey is fraught with criticism and unfinished business

Spike Lee and Mike Tollin have executive producer credits on The Captain, which is directed by Randy Wilkins.

Here’s a list of some of those interviewed, including many of Jeter’s former teammates.

The series features interviews with Jeter, his mother and father Dorothy and Dr. Charles Jeter, his sister Sharlee Jeter, his wife, Hannah Jeter, Roger Clemens, Tino Martinez, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Willie Randolph, Mariano Rivera, Alex Rodriguez, CC Sabathia, Darryl Strawberry, Joe Torre, Bernie Williams, as well as hip hop artists Fat Joe and Jadakiss, among many others.

ESPN released a teaser for The Captain back in April, Another teaser released two weeks ago is a bit more interesting.

I’m not a Jeter fan at all, and seven parts seems like a slog, but I actually am slightly interested in some parts of this. The archival footage (I’m always a sucker for that) and interviews with people who weren’t always staunchly in Jeter’s corner (Alex Rodriguez, come on down!) are the main selling points for me, but huge fans of Jeter and the Yankees will probably be drawn in by everything else.


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