The Smithsonian Channel will team up with Major League Baseball to develop profiles for four of the sport’s biggest names beginning in February with Hank Aaron.
The series, Major League Legends, will launch Feb. 29 with a profile of Aaron, the first player ever to hit more than 714 home runs, and will run consecutive Monday nights, said network officials.
Other players to be profiled as part of the series include Babe Ruth (March 7); Lou Gehrig (March 14) and Ted Williams (March 21), said the network.
Each of the specials will be narrated by Martin Sheen and will take an in-depth look at the history, psychology and mythology of each of the Baseball Hall of Famers, said Smithsonian.
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