Since its debut episode in 2002, Yankeeography has had a long tradition of featuring exceptional one-hour documentaries on the storied New York team’s greatest players, from Babe Ruth to Joe DiMaggio, from Lou Gehrig to Derek Jeter. Its spinoff series, “Moments of Glory,” adds to that legacy by training its lens on the memorable games and performances that made those talented players into baseball legends. The series, co-produced with MLB Productions, aired three exceptional new episodes over the last 12 months. They included shows highlighting third baseman Scott Brosius’ MVP performance in the 1998 World Series; another focusing on centerfielder Bernie Williams’ outstanding contributions in the 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000 seasons; and a third celebrating Hideki Matsui’s MVP performance in 2009, when he became the first Japaneseborn player to hit a World Series home run. Like previous Yankeeography episodes, each segment includes extensive interviews with those closest to the featured players, including teammates, coaches and journalists. With tons of video footage, Moments of Glory excels at something else, too—letting fans relive those magic moments one more time. And speaking of nostalgia, we’d be remiss not to mention the excellent work of host John Sterling, whose familiar voice has been a staple for Yankee fans since he arrived at the gig in 1989. Given all this, it’s not surprising the show has raked in a plethora of New York Emmy Awards—21 to be exact—from a whopping 72 nominations.
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