ESPN Films today announced “The Yankees Win,” an eight-part documentary event that brings to life the storied history of the most famed franchise in sports. Fifty years after the larger-than-life George Steinbrenner bought the club, his legacy has transformed the mere notion of sports ownership forever. Produced in partnership with Major League Baseball, with extensive access to the league’s unparalleled archives, the series will feature players, managers, coaches, executives, writers, commentators, and fans in candid interviews and some never-before-seen footage.
Episodes will chronicle every compelling chapter of Yankees history– their successes, controversies, rivalries, stars, feuds, and collective legacy. Whether you root for them or love to root against them, the Yankees are more decorated than any other team in sports, and no team has embodied as many unforgettable stories and sagas throughout their rich history.
The series is directed by Emmy and Peabody winner Jonathan Hock (“Survive and Advance,” ”The Best That Never Was,” “Of Miracles and Men”) and is executive produced by ESPN Films in association with Major League Baseball. The project is being produced by Words + Pictures, Hock Films, Bad Robot and Zipper Bros Films. JJ Abrams, Rachel Rusch Rich, Glen Zipper, Connor Schell, Libby Geist, Annie Sundberg, Ricki Stern and Nick Trotta and Sean Stuart will serve as Executive Producers.
Further details on the project will be announced at a later date.