Featuring New Interviews With Roger Clemens, Mike Piazza, Joe Torre And Bobby Valentine Reminiscing On One Of The Greatest Weeks In New York Sports History
LOS ANGELES – For one week in October 2000, baseball was the only topic on the minds of New Yorkers. The Yankees and the Mets squared off in the World Series for the first time and only time in history.
“When New York Was One: The Yankees, The Mets & The 2000 Subway Series,” a new documentary from FOX Sports Films in association with Major League Baseball, looks nostalgically at the legendary matchup between these two teams. The film remembers this epic series through the lens of New York’s citizens – one year before the 9/11 tragedy – and highlights a community forever-changed in the 20 years since, all the way to its unique present-day climate.
Directed by Emmy®-Award winner Aaron Cohen and produced by Patent Seven and Post Haste Creative, the film will debut on Thursday, October 15 following game 4 of the NLCS on FS1.
“The 2000 Subway Series was a great moment for New Yorkers and fans everywhere,” said Charlie Dixon, Executive Vice President of Content at FOX Sports. “This is a baseball documentary that doubles as an homage to the city and a moment in time, and it reminds us that sports can connect communities, even through fierce rivalry.”
Featuring new interviews filmed this summer with Yankees manager Joe Torre, Mets manager Bobby Valentine and key players from the series including Andy Pettitte, David Cone, Bernie Williams, Al Leiter, Edgardo Alfonzo and Todd Zeile, “When New York Was One” captures the emotion and drama that could be felt across every corner of Queens and the Bronx that week. Roger Clemens and Mike Piazza discuss their deep-seated rivalry and the bat throwing incident in game two of the series, their first face-off after Piazza was hit by a pitch Clemens threw earlier in the 2000 season.
“People like to say that sports is a distraction from real life, when many times it’s actually a reflection of what’s going on around us,” said Nick Trotta, Senior Director of Global Media, Programming and Licensing at MLB. “The story of the 2000 World Series and the events following it shows the power of baseball to define our relationships with each other and our teams, and ultimately unites us under the banner of the game.”