Derek Jeter teams up with former Syracuse football star Tim Green to write book

Syracuse, N.Y. — After deciding that he needed a little bit of help in the writing of his 35th book, the subject of which is baseball, Tim Green turned to a guy who knows a little bit about the national pastime.

Derek Jeter.

Yeah, that Derek Jeter.
Baseball Genius Cover Art.jpegTim Green and Derek Jeter have teamed up on a new book.

The book, the latest in Green’s line of literature for young readers, is called “Baseball Genius.” It’s about a kid on a 13-and-under team who uses his gift of being able to predict the kind of pitch a pitcher will throw to help save the career of an aging New York Yankee.

Who better, then, to help Green take his readers behind the scenes of the Yankees than Jeter, who played shortstop for New York across a brilliant career that lasted 20 seasons before retiring (with a lifetime batting average of .305) in 2014?

Thus, Green has a co-author in Jeter. Together, they developed the main character of “Baseball Genius,” Jalen DeLuca, and named him after Jeter’s real-life nephew.

Green — the former Syracuse University All-American football player, eight-year NFL veteran and College Football Hall of Fame inductee — will appear with Jeter, live, on the Wednesday edition of “CBS This Morning.” They will be interviewed about their collaboration on “Baseball Genius” during the 8 o’clock hour.

“Baseball Genius,” the first in a trilogy of baseball books to be co-authored by Green and Jeter, is scheduled to be released today. It is a product of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and retails in hardcover editions for $16.95.

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