Tri-Cities Featured in ESPN Documentary on Netflix
I was recently watching a sports documentary on Netflix called Marvel & ESPN Films Present 1 of 1: Genesis. It draws comparisons between superheroes and super athletes. It covers Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick, Danica Patrick and Cal Ripken.
When the documentary focused on Ripken, he spoke of his childhood. He spoke of how much of his success was contributed to by his father. Then the documentary starts showing photos of Ripken when he was younger, including a team photo of the Tri-City Atoms where his father managed in 1965. You can clearly see the TC on the ballcaps. I thought it was an interesting note, with Cal Ripken being my favorite player ever. It’s like Tri-Cities has a special place in baseball history.