Extra Innings from 9/11: 20 Years Later – a feature-length documentary that will tell the remarkable and poignant story of how baseball helped aid both New York and the nation’s recovery in the weeks and months following the horrific attacks in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of 9/11 – will premiere on HBO Max, Saturday, Sept. 11. Click on the image below to view the trailer.
A host of powerful stories are shared throughout the documentary by nearly 20 different individuals with ﬁrst-hand accounts of 9/11 including former New York Yankees Joe Torre and Bernie Williams and former New York Mets Bobby Valentine, Mike Piazza, John Franco and Al Leiter, in addition to the personal reflections from family members of first responders and others who lost their lives. The film captures the effects of those tragic events on the lives of the storytellers now 20 years later.
From the players and team executives to ﬁrst responders, government officials and fans of the game – everyone has a story to tell. A story about life and loss. A story about the healing power of sports. And a story about the human spirit.
Extra Innings from 9/11: 20 Years Later is produced by Turner Sports, in conjunction with The Montag Group and Six West Media; executive produced by Torre and Valentine – then managers of the Yankees and Mets, respectively – along with Sandy Montag, CEO of The Montag Group, and Steve Ascher with A+E; and produced and directed by Ross Greenburg and Joe Lavine.
About Turner Sports
Turner Sports, a division of WarnerMedia, is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all platforms, widely recognized for its expansive partnerships with the NBA, Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and the National Hockey League. The Turner Sports portfolio also includes Bleacher Report, the #1 digital destination for young sports fans driving engagement and video views across all social platforms and the B/R app, with premier brands including House of Highlights, B/R Football, B/R Gridiron, B/R Kicks, B/R Betting, B/R Walk-Off, and B/R Gaming. Turner Sports co-manages NBA Digital – comprised of NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE Pass, the NBA App and NBAGLEAGUE.com – as well as NCAA.com and the NCAA March Madness Live suite of products. Visit the Turner Sports online pressroom for additional press materials; follow Turner Sports on Twitter at @TurnerSportsPR.
About Sandy Montag
Sandy Montag is Chief Executive Officer of the Montag Group and is a 30-year industry veteran. Montag represents a variety of clients in broadcasting, coaching and team sports, including Bob Costas, Jim Nantz, Mike Tirico, Scott Van Pelt and Jeremy Schaap. Montag has been an Executive Producer on three documentaries: Amazon Prime’s All or Nothing: The Michigan Wolverines; Showtime’s Perfect in ’76; and ESPN’s The Class That Saved Coach K, which aired with the launch of the ACC Network in August 2019.
About Six West Media
Six West Media specializes in the development and production of unscripted series, specials and documentaries for the A+E Networks portfolio and the global marketplace. Six West Media™ currently has 80 hours of content in production, including a documentary with Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman that tackles the traumatic experience of institutionalized sexual abuse and 15 Minutes of Shame, with Monica Lewinsky and Max Joseph, for HBO Max. Other recent projects include History's critically acclaimed series Unidentified: Inside America's UFO Investigation; RFK: The Kennedy Family Remembers; A&E's Biography: Farrah Fawcett Forever; and Lifetime's Gretchen Carlson: Breaking the Silence.