Four years in the making, Ken Burns' Emmy-winning documentary traces the history of America's great game, beginning with its origins in the 1840s and concluding with a summary of the years covering about 1970 to 1993. It totals nine episodes, or innings, and more than 18 hours, brought to life by contemporaneous photos, paintings, lithographs and newsreels, and the voices of actors and writers reciting over pictures and video the first-person accounts of many of baseball's legendary characters.
The rise of the Negro Leagues culminates with the battle between Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson in the Negro League World Series. (129 minutes)
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Filmmaker Ken Burns chronicles the rise of baseball from hobby to national sport, including a profile of baseball magnate Albert Goodwill Spalding. (120 minutes)
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The National Pastime
After the 1941 season, war disrupts the sport as players are drafted into the military; integration of baseball occurs when Jackie Robinson plays for the Brooklyn Dodgers. (180 minutes)
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