MLB NETWORK TO PREMIERE MLB PRODUCTIONS’ RICKEY HENDERSON: LEADOFF LEGEND ON SUNDAY, JULY 19 AT 9:00 P.M. ET
July 17, 2009 – MLB Network will televise the premiere of Rickey Henderson: Leadoff Legend, a documentary from MLB Productions, on Sunday, July 19 at 9:00 p.m. ET, one week prior to Henderson’s induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. MLB Network will also televise the 2009 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony live from Cooperstown, New York on Sunday, July 26.
Narrated by Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins, who is from the Oakland area and idolized Henderson growing up, the documentary focuses on how Henderson’s record-breaking career redefined the leadoff position. The film contains footage from Henderson’s exclusive two-hour interview for the project and showcases why he is considered one of baseball’s most entertaining characters and most dominant players. Several former MLB players, teammates and journalists are also featured, including MLB Network’s Bob Costas, Harold Reynolds, Al Leiter and Barry Larkin, John Franco, Tony Gwynn, Torii Hunter, Dave Parker, Wally Joyner, Carlton Fisk, Tim Raines, Bert Blyleven, Vida Blue, Doug Glanville, Vince Coleman, Steve Stone, Dwayne Murphy, Rick Rizzs and Ed Randall.