Staff report

“Life,” Judge Alex Sanders once said, “is probably a metaphor for baseball.”

SECTV viewers will get a glimpse into Sanders’ baseball memories tonight when the public-television channel airs a 25-minute documentary based on his short story, “Cards Against a Wall: Memories of Shoeless Joe Jackson, Van Lingle Mungo and Bobo Newsom.”

The show will debut at 9 p.m. as part of the “Southern Lens” series.

Sanders, former Chief Judge of the S.C. Circuit of Appeals and ex-College of Charleston president, presented his short story to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010.

The title of the story comes from a card trick the young Sanders saw while visiting Shoeless Joe Jackson’s store in Greenville in the 1940s. Mungo and Newsom, both legendary pitchers, were from Pageland and Hartsville, respectively.

Charleston’s Tim Fennell directed the documentary, which was filmed throughout the state and features narration by Sanders.