Bay Area’s baseball greats celebrated in new TV documentary
“Bay Area Revelations” wants to take you out to the ballgame.
NBC Bay Area’s (KNTV) award-winning documentary series is turning its attention to the diamond with its latest production, “Champions of Baseball.”
Airing after the Giants-Dodgers game on Friday (June 15), the hourlong special recalls milestone moments that defined Bay Area baseball over the years. Promising to deliver “untold stories,” the program mainly relies on vintage footage and interviews with past and present baseball greats representing both the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s, who have combined for seven World Series titles.
Among those interviewed are Barry Bonds and Hall of Famers Willie McCovey, Orlando Cepeda and Rollie Fingers. Also contributing their insights are Madison Bumgarner, Buster Posey, Jose Canseco, Coco Crisp, Dave Stewart, Tim Hudson, Vida Blue and Giants manager Bruce Bochy.
“Baseball is a game that transcends sports. In the Bay Area, we have a remarkable baseball legacy that has helped shape our communities, and bridge racial and economic divides,” said Stacy Owen, President and General Manager of NBC Bay Area. “Through ‘Bay Area Revelations,’ we are proud to bring these stories to our audience that both tap into nostalgia and allow for discovery of new insight and detail inside the teams they love.”
The special will have an encore airing at 7 p.m. June 23. You can view the trailer above.
Source:: The Mercury News – Sports