JULY 18, 2019 (Los Angeles, CA) – FOX Sports Films, in association with Major League Baseball, expands the company’s coverage of America’s pastime with new documentaries featuring a wide range of stories on the past, present and future of the game.
“These documentaries are remarkable and showcase why baseball is truly America’s pastime,” said Charlie Dixon, Executive Vice President of Content, FS1. “Beginning with Hunter Pence’s incredible return to the Major Leagues, these are fascinating stories that make you fall in love with baseball again and again.”
Starting this weekend, with an inside look at Hunter Pence’s emotional journey back to All-Star status, these featured documentaries and their debut dates. Exact times of airings will be released at a later date:
- July 20 on FS1 – The Pence Method (Produced by UNINTERRUPTED)
This half-hour film goes behind-the-scenes with two-time World Series Champion Hunter Pence and his plans to rebuild his swing – and career. His travels to the Dominican Republic league provide great insight into his journey and international love of the game. For trailer, click here.
- August 17 on FS1 – In the Blood (Produced by Endeavor Content)
Namesakes of two baseball legends, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Fernando Tatis Jr are two of the biggest stars to hit the Majors in years – and provide climactic chapters for two incredible family sagas. This film is produced by Endeavor Content and Written Out Loud.
- October 4 on FS1 – Truth Be Told: Rick Ankiel (Produced by The Players’ Tribune)
“Truth Be Told: Rick Ankiel” gives insight into Ankiel’s personal journey of redemption – overcoming a troubled youth, high expectations, and psychological struggles to achieve success on the field.
- October 13 on FS1 – Walk-Off Stories: One Crazy Night in Baseball (Produced by Mandalay Sports Media)
As part of the Walk-Off Stories series, this film takes a deep look at September 28, 2011 – the dramatic final day of the 2011 Major League Baseball season with playoff berths on the line.
- October 13 on FOX – Seaver (Produced and Directed by Edward Burns)
Produced and Directed by Edward Burns; Produced by Marlboro Road Gang Productions and Street Smart Video, “Seaver” is a story of miracles, homecomings, and broken hearts. The film provides unique insight into Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver — a reclusive icon and his relationship with New York City.
FOX Sports Films is dedicated to presenting captivating global sports documentaries through an unconventional and entertaining lens. Working with FOX Sports’ live rights league partners, each year the FOX Sports Films team produces original programming around the world’s biggest sporting events.
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