Jul 7, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) reacts in the rain in the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Derek Jeter's children's book 'The Contract' now available for pre-order

Like Madonna before him, Derek Jeter is getting into the children’s book writing business. Jeter’s first foray into the genre, a tome entitled “The Contract,” is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com.

Here is the Amazon plot synopsis:

As a young boy, Derek Jeter dreams of being the shortstop for the New York Yankees. He even imagines himself in the World Series. So when Derek is chosen for the Little League Tigers, he hopes to play shortstop. But on the day of the assignments, Derek starts at second base. Still, he tries his best while he wishes and dreams of that shortstop spot. And to help him stay focused on school, his parents make him a contract: keep up the grades or no baseball. Derek makes sure he always plays his best game—on and off the baseball field!

And to this day, Derek still honors the contract he made with his parents…is probably the way the book ends. Also, eat your vitamins and listen to your teachers!

Jeter himself is listed as the author, but there is also a “contributor” named Paul Mantell who is a veteran of writing children’s books. So take a guess who did most of the work.

This first publishing effort by Jeter is only the beginning. Jeets has his own imprint at Simon & Schuster and there are more books coming. In the near future, Jeter will also pen a book about his final season and one about blind baseball reporter Ed Lucas.

And how about a coffee table book on all the hot women Jeter has banged? Probably not.



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