Greatest Sports Legends

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Greatest Sports Legends is a show produced by Total Content Digital that showcases the lives and careers of some of the most influential and impactful athletes in history. Viewers are taken on a journey through the personal lives and competitive careers of these sports legends, giving them a glimpse into the highs and lows that each individual encountered along the way.

The show's format is broken up into individual episodes that feature one athlete per episode. The athletes covered in the show come from a wide variety of sports and time periods, ranging from baseball and basketball, to boxing and track and field. The show focuses on athletes from different eras, allowing viewers to see the evolution of sports and how they have changed over time.

Each episode starts with a brief overview of the athlete's upbringing and early life, providing context for their later achievements. Viewers are given a glimpse into the athlete's early struggles and how they overcame them to achieve greatness. This background information is important in understanding the motivations and perspectives of each athlete as they achieved success in their respective sports.

The show then moves on to discussing the athlete's competitive career, highlighting their most significant achievements and providing insight into the strategies and tactics they employed to achieve success. Viewers are able to see how these athletes changed the game and set the bar for future generations of athletes.

One of the unique features of the show is the extensive use of archival footage and first-hand accounts of the athletes themselves. These primary sources help to create a more vivid and immersive experience for viewers, allowing them to feel like they are a part of the athlete's journey. Viewers are able to hear directly from the athletes about their biggest successes, as well as their biggest struggles and losses.

In addition to interviews with the athletes themselves, the show also features insights from coaches, commentators, and other experts in the world of sports. These additional voices provide context and add depth to the stories being told, helping viewers to understand the bigger picture of what was happening in the world of sports at the time.

Another unique aspect of the show is its focus on the personal lives of the athletes. Viewers are given a glimpse into the athlete's private lives, including their relationships, families, and personal struggles. This helps to humanize these larger-than-life figures and makes them more relatable to viewers.

Despite the show's focus on the past, it remains highly relevant to today's sports landscape. The athletes covered in the show continue to serve as role models and inspirations for many of today's athletes, and their legacies continue to shape the world of sports.

Overall, Greatest Sports Legends is a highly engaging and informative show that is sure to be a hit with sports fans of all ages. Its immersive storytelling and focus on both the personal and professional lives of these sports legends make it a must-watch for anyone interested in sports history and the evolution of the games we love.

Greatest Sports Legends is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (19 episodes). The series first aired on April 15, 2000.

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Arnold Palmer
19. Arnold Palmer
October 14, 2014
Arnold Parlmer is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in men's professional golf history. He has won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour dating back to 1955. Nicknamed "The King", he is one of golf's most popular stars and its most important trailblazer, because he was the first superstar of the sport's televised age, which began in the 1950s.
Bill Russell
18. Bill Russell
October 14, 2014
Jane Kennedy speaks with Bill Russell. A five-time NBA Most Valuable Player and a twelve-time All-Star, Russell was the centerpiece of the Celtics dynasty, winning eleven NBA championships during his thirteen-year career.
Thomas Hearns
17. Thomas Hearns
November 21, 2014
Reggie Jackson meets with one of the most devastating punchers in boxing history -Thomas " The Hitman" Hearns. He was the first boxer in history to win 4 World titles in 4 separate divisions.
Walter Payton
16. Walter Payton
October 14, 2014
Walter Payton is considered by many to be the greatest running back in NFL history. His amazing strength, balance, and quickness is matched only by a competitive fire that burned with serious intensity for 13 seasons in the NFL.
Terry Bradshaw
15. Terry Bradshaw
October 14, 2014
Willie Stargell talks with one of the most prolific quarterbacks ever to play in the NFL. He led his team to 4 Superbowl victories and was MVP twice. His name - Terry Bradshaw.
Marvin Hagler
14. Marvin Hagler
October 14, 2014
Reggie Jackson meets with one of the greatest middleweight champions in boxing history, "The Master of Disaster", Marvelous Marvin Hagler. Hagler held the title of World middleweight champion from 1980-1987 and during that time defended his crown in stunning knockout fashion.
Julius Erving
13. Julius Erving
October 14, 2014
Erving won three championships, 4 MVP Awards, and3 scoring titles with the ABA's Virginia Squires and New York Nets (now the NBA's Brooklyn Nets) and the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers. He is the fifth-highest scorer in ABA/NBA history with 30,026 points (NBA and ABA combined).
Lee Trevino
12. Lee Trevino
October 15, 2014
Lee Trevino, aka "Super Mex" won six major championships over the course of his career. He is one of only four players to twice win the U.S. Open, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship.
Joe Frazier
11. Joe Frazier
May 2, 1990
"Greatest Sports Legends" presents Smokin' Joe Frazier featuring live interviews & original film highlights with your host, Reggie Jackson.
Reggie Jackson
10. Reggie Jackson
August 27, 2000
Greatest Sports Legends looks at the career of one of the greatest home run hitters in baseball history, Reggie Jackson. A man who once hit three home runs in a single World Series game, earning the nickname, "Mr. October". Curt Gowdy hosts.
Jim Brown
10. Jim Brown
September 30, 2003
In this spectacular half-hour presentation you will be entertained by the unforgettable exploits of pro football legend Jim Brown.
Wilt Chamberlain
9. Wilt Chamberlain
September 5, 2000
Basketball was forever changed when Wilt Chamberlain came on the scene. The combination of his size and agility made him a menace to opposing defenders and catapulted him into the record books. In 1962, Wilt scored a record 100 points against the Knicks.
Ted Williams
8. Ted Williams
October 20, 2000
Tom Seaver interviews Ted Williams at his old high school, covering his chase to .400 and other highlights of his career.
Bob Uecker
7. Bob Uecker
October 20, 2000
Former baseball player Bob Uecker, who parlayed a meager .200 lifetime batting average and a sense of humor into a second career in entertainment, including his own TV series and numerous commercials.
Babe Ruth
6. Babe Ruth
July 11, 1989
The life and legend of Babe Ruth, the former baseball home run king, is documented with rare video footage and images.
Jackie Robinson
5. Jackie Robinson
October 1, 2002
Today's legend, Jackie Robinson, is remembered as a social pioneer. As the first African American to play Major League Baseball, we take a look at Robinson's career on and off the diamond.
Lou Gherig
4. Lou Gherig
October 14, 2014
Gehrig was renowned for his prowess as a hitter and for his durability, a trait which earned him his nickname "The Iron Horse." He finished with a career batting average of .340, an on-base percentage of .447, a slugging percentage of .632, and he tallied 493 home runs and 1,995 RBI.
Hank Aaron
2. Hank Aaron
February 5, 1990
Reggie Jackson hosts this episode as he interviews Hank Aaron, chronicling his quest to surpass Babe Ruths 714 Home Runs to become baseballs new Home Run King.
Richard Petty
1. Richard Petty
April 15, 2000
Richard Petty, the king of stock-car racing, talks to host George Plimpton about his seven Grand National titles. "I like any track I can win on," says Petty, winner of over 185 races.
Where to Watch Greatest Sports Legends
Greatest Sports Legends is available for streaming on the Total Content Digital website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Greatest Sports Legends on demand at Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    April 15, 2000