NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently-retired baseball legend Derek Jeter is co-authoring his next book alongside former NFL-player and prolific author Tim Green. "Baseball Genius" will be published by Simon & Schuster and is slated for a March 2017 release in eBook and hardcover formats.
The book is geared towards young readers with an insightful and fun fictional journey of a young baseball fan with a particular talent (or sixth sense) for predicting pitches. In the story, he gets into trouble after breaking in to the batting cage of a fictional star ballplayer on the Yankees -- but finds a way to make amends by helping the baseball star get out of his hitting slump.
Green has authored over 30 books for adults and children and is a New York Times Best Seller. His book "Football Genius" attained best-seller status with a somewhat similar premise to "Baseball Genius"-- of a talented young player with a sixth-sense for predicting every football play before it happens. This latest book will showcase Green's seasoned knack for storytelling along with Jeter's one-of-a-kind perspective on baseball life.
Jeter, the future Hall of Fame Yankee shortstop, has several books to his credit: a three-book series called "The Contract" and "Jeter Unfiltered", which was among the top selling sports books in 2015. Those books are published through Jeter's partnership with Simon & Schuster, 'Jeter Publishing,' who is also publishing "Baseball Genius."
The co-authors are as accomplished as any writing duo in recent memory.
During one of his speaking events, Green told of how his collaboration with Jeter came about. He was approached directly by the baseball great about collaborating on a book about baseball. "He was wonderful. What a wonderful person," said Green of his co-author, the former Yankee captain.
About Tim Green
Tim Green was an All-American defensive end at Syracuse before graduating as the university's co-valedictorian in 1986. That year, Green was drafted in the first round by the Atlanta Falcons. After retiring in 1993, he graduated from Syracuse University's College of Law in 1994. He has authored 34 books and has called NFL games for FOX, and has served as both a legal and football analyst on major television networks. He is a co-founder and managing partner of the reputable law group in Upstate New York, Team Green Lawyers. Aside from a busy career as a lawyer, author and television personality, he travels and speaks to young students about the virtues of reading and academics. One-hundred-percent of his speaking fees go towards purchasing books for schools, libraries and kids who lack access to them.
About Derek Jeter
Derek Jeter, meanwhile, is a 5-time World Series champion, former World Series MVP and a 14-time all-star. As his celebrated career came to a close, he launched his own publication, The Player's Tribune, consisting of pro athletes as lead writers and journalists.
"Baseball Genius" becomes available online and at bookstores March 7, 2017.
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