EXCLUSIVE: Fox Sports activities Movies and Faith of Sports activities have unveiled The Sport That Modified The whole lot: Yankees vs. Purple Sox ’04 ALCS, a brand new documentary chronicling Main League Baseball’s unforgettable American League Championship Sequence matchup between storied rivals the New York Yankees and the Boston Purple Sox, which led to the historic curse-breaking Boston title win in 2004.
Premiering Wednesday, October 18 on FS1, following the community’s dwell protection of Sport 3 of the ALCS, the doc invitations viewers on a journey by means of time to relive a few of the most pivotal moments of the collection, as advised by the baseball legends who lived by means of all of it, together with Fox Sports activities’ personal Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter and David Ortiz, together with Mariano Rivera, Johnny Damon, Kevin Millar, Dave Roberts, and Orlando Cabrera.
Garnering a lot consideration, particularly, is Sport 4, the key turning level within the collection, when the Yankees have been getting ready to celebration because the Purple Sox trailed at an 0-3 deficit. When all hope appeared misplaced at Fenway Park for the Purple Sox within the ninth inning, an ideal storm was brewing towards the Yankees. Whereas the Yankees employed a successful technique and Corridor of Fame nearer Mariano Rivera to clench the collection, they watched in pure disbelief as Sport 4 slowly slipped away, together with a 150-year historical past of dominating the Purple Sox.
In a dramatic storybook ending, the Purple Sox made an epic comeback to win Sport 4, shattering the Yankees’ dream to maneuver straight on to the World Sequence. The Purple Sox ultimately went on to brush the St. Louis Cardinals for his or her first World Sequence title in 86 years, lastly placing an finish to the “Curse of the Bambino.” To at the present time, Yankees gamers and followers nonetheless query what precisely occurred, as no MLB staff had ever misplaced a postseason collection after going up three video games to none.
The second doc to premiere as a part of Fox Sports activities and Faith of Sports activities‘ multi-year film deal, announced earlier this year, The Game That Changed Everything was exec produced by Gotham Chopra, Ameeth Sankaran, and Victor Buhler for Religion of Sports, as well as Eric Shanks, Mark Silverman, Charlie Dixon and Barry Nugent for Fox Sports. Co-produced by Fox Sports Films, Religion of Sports, and the MLB, the film is directed by Liam Hughes. David Check, Carl Hansen, Ariana Rotstein and Michael Vayder served as producers, with Rita O’Dea as affiliate producer.
Stated Fox Sports activities’ Vice President, Growth and Unique Programming, Nugent, “Fox Sports is thrilled to commemorate one of the most iconic stories in baseball as retold through varying perspectives of some of the best players and sports personalities in Major League Baseball. As Fox is the exclusive home of the ALCS this post-season, we’re excited to present a never-before-seen interpretation of arguably one of the greatest games in ALCS history to reignite fan enthusiasm behind this iconic series.”
“Religion of Sports is excited to turn a magnifying glass on one of the most remarkable games in baseball history,” added ROS Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Head of Growth, Buhler. “The margins between victory and defeat in baseball are so slim: a runner beats a throw by half a second; a success flies off the barrel of a bat; a ball slips beneath a glove. Director Liam Hughes takes us again into the drama of Sport 4 of the 2004 ALCS and, though we all know the end result, he has discovered a brand new method for us to relive the sport.
“For over eight decades,” Buhler continued, “the Yankees always edged out the Red Sox. But this famous night in October changed that. It was truly a game that changed everything.”
View a trailer for The Sport That Modified The whole lot above.