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FS1 Debuts Indy Baseball League Docu-series

Six-Part 'Pecos League' Premieres May 13 5/13/2014 3:30 PM Eastern

Fox Sports 1 is throwing out the first pitch tonight on a docu-series tracking ballplayers trying to keep their big league hopes alive.

 

In the six-part, The Pecos League: Last Chance for Some, Only Chance for Others, the Fox Sports Original production gives viewers a look at eight independent pro baseball teams in New Mexico, Colorado and West Texas. There, Pecos League players receive a hat, jersey and just $50 per week with the hopes that a scout will notice them and keep their pro aspirations alive.

 

 

Cameras follow second-year franchise the Trinidad Triggers as the squad plays 70 games in 72 days in its quest for a Pecos League championship.

 

In addition to getting to know the players, viewers meet their Harvard-educated manager and a collection of colorful and loyal locals who provide an interesting peek at life in tiny towns across the rugged and burnt baseball landscape of the Southwest.

 

Check out a promo here. http://youtu.be/MGmTFxSTC6E

 

The first episode is scheduled for FS1 at 9:30 p.m. (ET). Premieres of the next five installments are set for Tuesdays in the same time slot on May 20 and 27 and June 3, 10 and 17.

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