The Contract

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Derek Jeter, Paul Mantell

Narrated By: Jessee Williams

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: September 2014

Duration: 3 hours 21 minutes


When Derek Jeter was in elementary school, he dreamed of being the shortstop for the New York Yankees.

He loves the game, and just to make sure he stays focused on school his parents make him sign a contract -- keep the grades up or no baseball. Even though Derek works hard on school, now he will work extra hard. When the Little League assignments are made, Derek tries his best to show the coach what he can do at shortstop, but Pete has the plays and Derek is assigned second base. That night he can't sleep, worrying about the position and wishing he could play short stop. His dad says, That's the thing about team sports. You're only as good as your team, but you can help your teammates be the best they can be by being a good teammate at all times. Later in the season, with a shot at the playoffs, the coach moves Derek to short stop. But win or lose, Derek realizes that it is about doing your best at any position. It's all about the team.