MLB Network will air Kyle Lewis: Writing My Own Story, a documentary about the Seattle Mariners outfielder’s journey from first-round draft pick through a devastating knee injury to become American League Rookie of the Year. The half-hour documentary will air on the MLB Network on Saturday, January 16, at 1:00
MLB Network will air _Kyle Lewis: Writing My Own Story_, a documentary about the Seattle Mariners outfielder’s journey from first-round draft pick through a devastating knee injury to become American League Rookie of the Year. The half-hour documentary will air on the MLB Network on Saturday, January 16, at 1:00 p.m. PST.
The program will be hosted by former Seattle Mariners All-Star and MLB Network analyst Harold Reynolds, and will contain an additional 30 minutes of content about Lewis’s remarkable career. Following the documentary, MLB Network will air its Top 10 Center Fielders Right Now! program at 2:00 p.m. PST. Viewers can visit www.findmlbnetwork.com for their local channel information.
Kyle Lewis: Writing My Own Story, an original production of the Seattle Mariners My Oh My Productions, which debuted in November 2020, features insightful interviews with Lewis, his parents, high school coach, and the trainer who helped him get in top condition for the start of the 2020 season, among others. It includes video highlights of Lewis’s playing career from Mercer University through High A, Double A and his on-field heroics as a Major League player.
The program tells the story of how Lewis overcame adversity and setbacks at every step on his baseball journey that began as a top-rated prospect out of Shiloh High School in Snellville, Georgia. Lewis speaks frankly about his struggles on the field during college and dealing with the perception of professional scouts that his hitting lacked power despite his ranking as Baseball America’s 2016 College Player of the Year.
Just 30 games into his professional career with the Everett AquaSox, Lewis suffered a devastating knee injury with tears to his ACL, lateral meniscus and medial meniscus and partial tear to the medial collateral ligament. The program chronicles Lewis’s long and grueling road to recovery. By Spring Training 2019, finally healthy, Lewis was invited to the Mariners Major League Camp. Years of struggle paid off and his potential finally began to be fulfilled. During his Major League debut on September 10, 2019, Lewis hit a home run in his second at-bat.
Lewis was unanimously selected by the Baseball Writers Association of America members as 2020 American League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year, becoming the fourth Mariners player to win the award after Alvin Davis (1984), Kazuhiro Sasaki (2000) and Ichiro Suzuki (2001). For fans unable to watch Saturday’s MLB Network airing of the documentary, the original half-hour program is available to stream on demand on the Mariners YouTube channel.