Friday, July 25, 2003
Ted Williams' friends and fellow Boston Red Sox look back at the acclaimed slugger in the one-hour documentary "The Teammates" (7 p.m., ESPN).
Based on the novel "Teammates" by David Halberstam (Hyperion, 2003) and narrated by Boston humorist Dick Flavin, "The Teammates" offers anecdotes from Bobby Doerr, Johnny Pesky and Dom DiMaggio about their six-decade-long association with a man whom many consider to be the best who ever played the game.
As DiMaggio and Pesky travel to visit Williams on his deathbed, and Doerr is interviewed from home, their accounts take viewers back in time to Williams' 1941 All-Star game home run, Doerr tarpon fishing with Williams, Pesky's hit off Spud Chandler and Williams' batting clinic on the Rogue River. The men also praise Williams for putting his career on hold for two tours of duty during World War II and the Korean War.
Tonight's other highlights
- Stuck inside with little to do on "Big Brother 4" (7 p.m., CBS).
- On back-to-back episodes of "Bernie Mac" (Fox), Bernie's sister raises eyebrows (7 p.m.), Don Rickles guest stars (7:30 p.m.).
- Jackie Chan stars in the 2001 martial-arts adventure "The Accidental Spy" (7 p.m., UPN).
- Marla vents her anger on "Boston Public" (8 p.m., Fox).
- Scheduled on "48 Hours Investigates" (9 p.m., CBS): the woman whose career inspired "CSI."
- The man one woman believes is her "hero" may have raped her on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (9 p.m., NBC).
- Scheduled on "20/20" (9 p.m., ABC): an interview with pop singer Monica; safety in national parks; assertiveness training for the workplace.