NEW YORK -- The documentary about Derek Jeter's pursuit of career hit No. 3,000, with the shortstop wearing a microphone during the game he reached the milestone, will premiere July 28.
Major League Baseball Productions followed the Yankees captain for a one-hour HBO special called "Derek Jeter 3K." Jeter agreed to let camera crews film him at home and while he was rehabilitating a calf injury. He also was miked in-game for the first time in his career.
The documentary includes new interviews with family, friends and teammates, including Jeter's girlfriend, Minka Kelly, and Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner.
But, as first reported by ESPNNewYork.com, Jeter said he had "total editorial control" over the content of the special, meaning it will not be an unvarnished look at his quest for the milestone, unlike other HBO specials such as "Hard Knocks," a series that follows an NFL team during training camp, or "24/7," which follows athletes and teams as they prepare for major sporting events.
Jeter's agent, Casey Close, confirmed that a condition of Jeter's participation was that he be allowed to edit out any material he considered unflattering or inappropriate.
Jeter reached 3,000 on July 9 with a home run, going 5 for 5.
Information from ESPNNewYork.com's Wallace Matthews and The Associated Press was used in this report.