12:30pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
William Shatner to Narrate Expos Documentary for MLB Network (Exclusive)
MLB Network is looking to Captain Kirk for its upcoming Montreal Expos documentary.
William Shatner has been tapped to narrate The Colorful Montreal Expos, the baseball-focused network's doc about the first MLB team located outside the U.S. The episode, set to air Jan. 26 at 9 p.m., is the next installment of MLB Network Presents.
Shatner, a Montreal native, will focus on how the unique culture, history and heritage of the team made it one of baseball's most distinctive franchises. The team relocated to Washington, D.C., for the 2005 season.
Set to participate are former players Warren Cromartie, Andre Dawson, Cliff Floyd and Rondell White, who will relive various points in the team's history — starting with original owner Charles Bronfman.
Also set to take part is former All-Star Rusty Staub, who will discuss the birth of Montreal baseball in 1969. Sandy Carter, the widow of Expos Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, will also be joined by former Expos players Tim Raines, Steve Rogers, Pedro Martinez and more.
The documentary series is part of MLB Network's off-season schedule.