FIELDS OF FEAR

Directed by Alex Gibney

Mackey Sasser was a major-league catcher for nearly a decade, but a debilitating compulsion ended his career. Treatment didn't help until he dealt with past traumas. Film page » Watch Video  Alex Gibney: Director's Statement Video

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What is 30 for 30?

It all began with Wayne Gretzky. The very first film in ESPN's 30 For 30 documentary series was Kings Ransom, director Peter Berg's account of the landmark trade of one of the greatest athletes in history. Since that film premiered on October 6, 2009, 30 for 30 has evolved into a series that has both revitalized and revolutionized the art of the sports documentary through a diverse range of filmmakers telling specific stories that touch on larger themes beyond sports.

Originally inspired by ESPN's 30th anniversary with a focus on topics from 1979 to 2009, the Peabody, Emmy-winning and Academy Award-winning series has extended beyond that framework and has now produced more than 90 films, from The U, The Two Escobars and You Don't Know Bo to the first-ever 30 for 30 film event, O.J: Made in America. With each documentary, the filmmakers have brought their passion and personal approach to the screen, detailing the issues, trends, athletes, teams, rivalries, games and moments that have transformed the sports landscape.

So much has come from that initial launch in October of 2009. But if 30 for 30 has indeed yielded the ransom of a king, its true value lies in the excitement for the stories yet untold. Volume 2 »

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Qualified

What Janet Guthrie accomplished in the male bastion of mid-70s American motorsports, stands as a testament to one woman's determination and skill - the kind too often relegated to the margins of history.

The Dominican Dream

Embraced as an immigrant hero, then cast aside as an American failure, Felipe Lopez would eventually find happiness not as a basketball player, but as the man he was always meant to be.

Deion's Double Play

Capturing the whirlwind 24 hours in October of 1992 - when Sanders sandwiched a pro football game around a pair of postseason baseball games, in two different cities a thousand miles apart.

Strike Team

U.S. Marshals set up sting operation to lure area criminals to pick up free tickets to a Redskins game.

I Am Yup'ik

High school basketball in Alaska has become an exciting tribal tradition.

The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere

A 0-113 horse became a symbol of hope for Japan.

We Are

The history of the 'We Are Penn State' chant and it's continued meaning.