Is this what Derek Jeter plans to do with all the off time that will come after he retires? The future Hall of Famer, who is set for retirement following the 2014 season, has penned a children’s book titled The Contract.
Jeter’s publishing company also has three more books and a movie set for release at some point in the not-so-distant future.
The Contract tells a story of a young Derek Jeter that enters into a contract with his parents to either stay on top of things in school or be banned from playing baseball. Here is the description from Amazon (h/t CBS Sports).
As a young boy, Derek Jeter dreams of begin 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!
The book is available for pre-order right now.
Always a classy guy, Jeter couldn’t have found a better outlet for his off time than writing books for children. Heck, I might even pick up this book and give it a read.
Good for him.