FOX Sports Films today announced its newest original documentary Welcome to the J-Rod Show which follows the inspirational journey of one of the youngest breakout stars in Major League Baseball (MLB), Julio Rodríguez, also known to many of his fans as “J-Rod.”

The film premieres Tuesday, July 16 at 11:30 PM ET on FS1, following the network’s live postgame coverage of the 2024 MLB All-Star Game on FOX.

Produced by FOX Sports Films, Religion of Sports, and MLB with executive producer Derek Jeter’s CAP 2 Productions, the film features exclusive interviews with Seattle Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford, National Baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr., and World Series champion and FOX MLB studio analyst Alex Rodriguez.

It was an honor to welcome the team from FOX Sports and Religion of Sports to follow my offseason process and tell a part of my story,” said Rodríguez. “I hope this film inspires others to have the same passion to always chase their dreams, as I continue to chase mine.”

Julio Rodríguez’s journey to the Major Leagues resembles that of a fairytale and FOX Sports is thrilled to partner with Religion of Sports to spotlight the compelling story behind his meteoric rise to become one of the hottest young stars in the league,” said Barry Nugent, Vice President, Development and Original Programming, FOX Sports. “In the naissance of his baseball career, we wanted to break away from the typical sports documentary narrative and showcase those early stages of a young athlete’s burning desire for greatness and the impact it has on the sport and the fans.”

Welcome to the J-Rod Show spotlights the American League Rookie of the Year and two-time Silver Slugger Award winner’s remarkable quest to the Major Leagues, beginning with his humble roots in the Dominican Republic to his MLB debut with the Seattle Mariners in 2022 to the tour de force in baseball he is today. The film provides viewers an in-depth, never-before-seen first-person perspective on Rodríguez as a person and athlete, along with insights from his family and closest supporters, to highlight the sacrifices he made to pursue his MLB dream.

Watch the official trailer below.


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