‘The Captain’: How to Watch Derek Jeter’s Documentary Series Online Without Cable

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A new episode of The Captain, a seven-part series about Derek Jeter, helmed by Emmy-winning director Randy Wilkins and executive produced by Spike Lee and Mike Tollin, drops on Thursday (Aug. 4).

The documentary, which premiered on July 18, features interviews with Jeter’s family, friends and sports collogues, including his parents Dorothy and Dr. Charles Jeter, his sister Sharlee Jeter and his wife, Hannah Jeter. Roger Clemens, Tino Martinez, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Willie Randolph, Mariano Rivera, Alex Rodriguez, CC Sabathia, Darryl Strawberry, Joe Torre, Bernie Williams, Fat Joe and Jadakiss also appear in the documentary series.

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The first episode focuses on Jeter’s “upbringing as a biracial kid in the Midwest and his journey to the major leagues” and will showcase never-before-seen footage of Jeter getting drafted by the Yankees, per ESPN.

“We set out on a journey to discover the man behind the iconic Yankees number 2 jersey,” said Wilkins. “The series gives insight into a hall of fame baseball career, but more importantly, we reveal a person who sits at multiple intersections of American culture. The Captain is a story about race, media, celebrity culture, and the insatiable drive to be the best version of yourself.”

Episode four of The Captain begins at 9 p.m. ET. New episodes debut on Thursdays leading to the finale on Aug. 11. See the full schedule here.

The Captain is executive produced by Lee, Tollin, Mandalay Sports Media, Excel Media, and Connor Schell, in association with the Players’ Tribune and Major League Baseball.

Read on to find out how to watch the documentary series online for free.

How to Watch The Captain Online for Free

The Captain premiered exclusively on ESPN and ESPN+ beginning on July 18. Viewers without cable can stream the documentary series on ESPN+.

Not familiar with ESPN+? From MLB to UFC, ESPN+ provides thousands of hours of fascinating sports content like The Captain, Man in the Arena with Tom Brady, More Than An Athlete with Michael Strahan, Our Time Baylor Basketball and the entire 30 for 30 series.

UFC Fight Night and other PPV events are available on ESPN+ as well. The streaming service is $6.99 a month by itself and $13.99 a month to bundle Hulu and Disney+.

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