Watch the Disastrous 1990 NY Yankees Get the ‘Last Dance’ Treatment in Peacock Docuseries Trailer

It’s a zoo out there. In 1990, the New York Yankees were a disaster; these were not the Derek Jeter years.

With a 67-95 record, 1990 was the first time in 24 years the Bronx Bombers finished in last place in the division, a whopping 21 games behind the rival the Boston Red Sox. It was the team’s worst record since 1912, two years before Babe Ruth even entered Major League Baseball (and eight years before he joined the Yankees). How bad were the 1990 Yankees? They threw a no-hitter and lost.

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A new docuseries coming soon to Peacock, “Bronx Zoo ’90: Crime, Chaos, and Baseball,” gives the abysmal season a “The Last Dance” spin, covering both the drama on the field and off. Like what? Well, there was the time when Yankee owner George Steinbrenner paid a notorious gambler to dig up dirt on superstar player Dave Winfield. That gambler is interviewed in the docuseries and says he’s done more for the team than anyone who ever picked up a bat. Eh, the aforementioned Jeter, Ruth, and Winfield were all pretty damn good.

What else, what else? How about Don Mattingly’s contentious contract dispute? Or the time a top free-agent signee went missing? There’s rookie Deion Sanders trying to play two professional sports at once (famously one time in the same day), one player’s live cougars “taking a piss” on the locker room carpet, and that time outfielder Mel Hall pursued a relationship with a local high-school girl. “Bronx Zoo ’90” gets into all of that and more, with many of the involved figures interviewed.

But it also covers the signing of legendary closer Mariano Rivera the same year — it wasn’t all bad.

“Bronx Zoo ’90” is based on a series of articles by New York Post writer Joel Sherman. The docuseries debuts on Peacock on May 16. Check out the first trailer below.

Seated for the docuseries are Mattingly, Steve Sax, Dave LaPoint, Kevin Maas, Jim Leyritz, Jesse Barfield, former Yankees manager Buck Showalter, Yankees’ announcer Michael Kay, Brian Cashman, and Bernie Williams, among others. Hall is also interviewed for the doc — from prison. Chastity Easterly, the woman Hall pursued when she was just 15 years old, speaks on camera for the first time about her experience with Hall.

Hall is currently serving a 45-year prison sentence on several counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

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