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MLB Network To Air Documentary On Ken ‘The Hawk’ Harrelson

Ken "Hawk" Harrelson. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ken “Hawk” Harrelson. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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(CBS) Ever wondered how exactly White Sox television broadcaster Ken ‘The Hawk’ Harrelson got to be the way he is?

In a new documentary titled Hawk: The Colorful Life of Ken Harrelson, MLB Network will dive deep into the life of the famed player-turned-broadcaster, who is celebrating his 50th year in Major League Baseball.

Airing Thursday, July 18 at 6:00 p.m. CT, the hour-long documentary, narrated by Bob Costas, will feature Hawk telling stories of what “Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams thought of each other’s playing ability; his friendship with Mickey Mantle; meeting Hall of Fame NFL coach Vince Lombardi; and being encouraged to pursue professional golf by Jack Nicklaus,” a press release on the film states.

Hawk even explains why he never became a manager.

“I turned down three manager’s jobs and that’s the reason I turned them down: because my temper is not conducive to being a good manager at all,” he said.