Derek Jeter creates his own publishing company

Sep 14, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) smiles in the dugout during the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

It appears New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is planning for retirement as the veteran reportedly started up his own book publishing company, this according to the New York Times:

On Thursday, Jeter, the Yankees’ shortstop and captain, announced that he would start a publishing imprint, Jeter Publishing, a partnership with Simon & Schuster.

Jeter had the following to say about the new venture:

“I think this sort of sets the blueprint for postcareer,” Jeter said, fresh off a plane from Tampa, Fla., and wearing a loose black blazer and jeans during an interview at his agent’s Midtown office on Wednesday afternoon. “This is a great way to start.”

I’m not exactly sure why Jeter decided upon a publishing company of all things. If anything, I’d have assumed he would have started his own gift basket company considering he’s so used to dishing them out.

Regardless, publishing company it is.

It’s expected Jeter Publishing will start off with books (of all varieties) and eventually move to film and television.

Topics: Derek Jeter, New York Yankees

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