Donnie Baseball is chronicled on the baseball fan network.
The Post has learned that on Sunday, March 3, MLB Network
The film is aptly titled Donnie Baseball.
The documentary’s voice actors include former Yankees manager and current Mets skipper Buck Showalter, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner, former teammates Wade Boggs, Bernie Williams, Ron Guidry and Mike Pagliarulo, broadcasters Michael Kay and Suzyn Waldman, Mattingly’s high school coach Quentin Merkel and Post Baseball columnist Joel Sherman.
“It’s probably very hard to think about baseball in the 1980s, especially the mid to late 1980s, where he’s not the face of it,” says Sherman, who served as a beat writer for The Post about the Yankees from 1989 to 1995 reported in the documentary.
“He’s the best player I’ve ever seen in my career,” says Guidry.
Mattingly, who played first base for the Yankees from late 1982 to 1995 and captained the team from 1991 to 1995, was a six-time All-Star and nine-time Gold Glove winner. He won the 1985 AL MVP and hit .324 that season with 35 home runs and 145 RBIs.
The documentary is packed with nostalgic memories, from the voice of legendary Yankees PA announcer Bob Sheppard to the various sights and sounds of old Yankee Stadium in the 1980’s and 90’s. Mattingly gets emotional in the document when he talks about his retirement in 1995.
Mattingly returned as coach to the Yankees in 2004 under manager Joe Torre and followed Torre to the Dodgers four years later before succeeding as LA skipper in 2011. The Dodgers and Mattingly split after the 2015 season, and he was hired by the Marlins a week later.
“Donnie was everything that baseball was supposed to be about,” says Showalter. “There are very few guys I would say that their substance was their style. Donnie’s substance was his style.”
https://nypost.com/2022/03/24/former-yankees-great-don-mattingly-to-be-featured-in-mlb-network-documentary/ Former Yankees star Don Mattingly will star in the MLB Network documentary