BET to air baseball doc ‘Harvard Park’

Nonfiction project featuring Strawberry, Davis to premiere April 15

BET will premiere the Sony Pictures TV-distributed “Harvard Park,” a documentary about the South Central Los Angeles park that was the sports birthplace of major leaguers including Eric Davis and Darryl Strawberry.

“Harvard Park” will air on BET April 15, the 65th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers, and later that evening on Centric. The 88-minute doc will be available the following day on Netflix and iTunes.

The film chronicles how the park became a safe haven for players like Strawberry and Davis to hone their baseball skills amid a devastated neighborhood. Barry Larkin, Frank Thomas, Lenny Harris, Chris Brown and major-league execs Kenny Williams and De Jon Watson are among those who also were interviewed for the doc.

Strawberry and Davis exec produced the project with Renard Young and Diane Sokolow for Wildlife Prods. in association with the Sokolow Co.

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