Donnie Baseball shall be chronicled on the community constructed for baseball followers.
The Post has discovered that MLB Network will debut a documentary on Don Mattingly, arguably the best Yankee to by no means win a World Series with the group, on Sunday, April 3.
The movie shall be aptly titled “Donnie Baseball”.
Speakers within the documentary will embrace former Yankees supervisor and present Mets skipper Buck Showalter, Yankees proprietor Hal Steinbrenner, former teammates Wade Boggs, Bernie Williams, Ron Guidry and Mike Pagliarulo, broadcasters Michael Kay and Suzyn Waldman, Mattingly’s highschool coach Quentin Merkel and Post baseball columnist Joel Sherman.
“It’s probably very hard to think of baseball in the 1980s, especially the mid-to-late 1980s, where he isn’t the face of it,” Sherman, who was the Post’s beat author protecting the Yankees from 1989 by way of 1995, says within the documentary.
“He’s as good a player as I’ve ever seen in my career,” Guidry says.
Mattingly, who performed first base for the Yankees from late 1982 by way of 1995 and served because the crew’s captain from ’91 by way of ’95, was a six-time All-Star and and nine-time Gold Glove winner. He earned the 1985 AL MVP, batting .324 with 35 homers and 145 RBIs that season.
The documentary is full of nostalgic reminiscences, from the voice of legendary Yankees P.A. announcer Bob Sheppard, to the assorted sights and sounds of the outdated Yankee Stadium within the Nineteen Eighties and 90s. Mattingly will get emotional within the doc when speaking about his 1995 retirement.
Mattingly later returned to the Yankees as a coach in 2004 beneath supervisor Joe Torre and adopted Torre to the Dodgers 4 years later earlier than succeeding him as L.A.’s skipper in 2011. The Dodgers and Mattingly parted methods following the 2015 season and he was employed by the Marlins every week later.
“Donnie was everything baseball should be about,” says Showalter. “There’s very few guys I would say their substance was their style. Donnie’s substance was his style.”