The five-year-old Florida Marlins combined the wily leadership and manager Jim Leyland with a team built through shrewd draft picks, trades, and talented free agents. They won the National League wild card--then became the first wild card team to reach the World Series by sweeping the Giants and shocking the Braves. The Cleveland Indians were a far different team than the one that battled in the 1995 World Series. This year, nobody expected them to beat the Yankees or the Orioles--but somehow they did. And so, these two underdog warriors slugged it out in the heat and snow of the World Series until they reached that quintessential moment--Game Seven. Even then, it went on--into the 11th inning--the second longest Game Seven in history--before Edgar Renteria sent all of Florida into a state of delirious celebration.
Valuable tips and memorable exchanges from MLB's biggest stars are exposed through the eyes of Jennie Finch, MLB's This Week In Baseball correspondent and Olympic pitching great. Jennie gets exclusive one-on-one fitness advice, fielding guidelines, hitting instructions, pitching tips and behind-the-scenes secrets from the biggest stars in MLB, such as Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, Roger Clemens, Albert Pujols, Steve Finley, Larry Walker, Mike Piazza, Tony Gwynn, Cal Ripken Jr. and more!
BRYCE BEGINS gets you closer to Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper than ever before. At age 17, Bryce was selected as the first pick in the MLB Draft and at 19 won the NL Rookie of the Year Award. This gripping documentary follows Harper throughout his historic journey, with behind-the-scenes access to his family, and rare footage from the years leading up to his Major League debut. From 3 Penny Films and Major League Baseball Productions, BRYCE BEGINS takes you on a journey with of one of the game's greatest prospects -- who became one of its greatest players.
The history of the Negro Leagues is often a forgotten part of baseball, and despite its popularity and wealth of talent, was not well-documented. PRIDE AND PERSEVERANCE: THE STORY OF THE NEGRO LEAGUES sheds light on this period.
Andrea and Paula, homosexuals of 23 and 25 years, will show us, through their personal experience, the reality of young lesbians of their generation in Madrid, London and Berlin. Traveling through these three cities, we will meet different organized groups who will describe their proposals and attitudes towards their sexual orientation. With a riveting and edgy style, Born Naked (MLB) introduces us to individuals who refuse to be labeled by society. A generation who fights for their right to reinvent themselves.
The 1975 Fall Classic matched the Reds against the Boston Red Sox in a seven-act performance that enthralled the nation. After an extra-innings defeat in Game 6 the night before, the Reds trailed 3-0 in Game 7, but like true champions, they battled back to win the game and take home the series. The taut drama of the previous season's finale was replaced by an awesome display of professionalism and dominance in the 1976 World Series as the Reds swept the star-struck New York Yankees. Fourteen years later, the Reds again swept their opponent, but this time it was a significant upset. The defending champion Oakland Athletics were out-pitched and out-played over four games as the Red Legs completed their wire-to-wire season with their fifth championship in franchise history.
Future Hall of Famers, record-setters, and Motor City heroes fill the World Series rosters of the three Detroit Tigers championship teams celebrated in this official DVD. The end of World War II led to the return of many Americans to their pre-war livelihoods--including Detroit Tigers starter Virgil Trucks. Aided by Trucks, along with American League MVP® Hal Newhouser, the Tigers won in seven games in 1945. The Tigers' 1968 season was dominated by pitching, and the World Series showcased three of the best: Denny McClain and Mickey Lolich of the Tigers and Cardinals®' Ace Bob Gibson. Lolich took control of the series with three complete-game wins as the Tigers beat the Cardinals in seven games. Coach Sparky Anderson led the Tigers to a record-setting start of the 1984 season culminating with 104 regular season wins, a sweep of the ALCS®, and a World Series win. Jack Morris, Alan Trammell, and Kirk Gibson set the pace as the Tigers became only the third MLB ® club to go wire-to-wire.
All the glory and classic moments of the 1992 and 1993 Toronto Blue Jays World Series championships.
Cinderella slipper cliches had run dry before the first pitch, but no one imagined these two clubs reaching the 2002 Fall Classic. The Angels shocked the Yankees en route to the World Series, and the Giants upended the Cardinals to punch their ticket.
MLB Tonight is the signature program that airs on MLB Network and is simulcast on MLB Network Radio. The show offers complete coverage of all Major League Baseball games from 6pm ET till 1am ET during the regular season, and gives news from all 30 MLB teams during the offseason. It is taped live in Studio 3 of the MLB Network facility in Secaucus, New Jersey, but also features segments taped in Studio 42. The program aired from the beginning of Spring Training to the end of the World Series and was replaced in the offseason by Hot Stove, until it started to air in the offseason, and Hot Stove became MLB Network's weekday morning show. The show won the Sports Emmy Award for best Daily Outstanding Studio Show for 2010 and 2011.
MLB on Five was a sports television programme on the British Five Network featuring live coverage of Major League Baseball games. It was usually broadcast on Sunday and Wednesday nights. The Sunday broadcasts usually began at around 1am BST leading into the live Sunday Night Baseball telecast, while the Wednesday programme began at various times and the game usually aired on a one- to two-hour delay. Five also provided live coverage of the All-Star Game and World Series. Regular-season game commentary was taken direct from ESPN; All-Star Game and World Series broadcasts typically used the MLB International feed.