Baseball – A Film by Ken Burns

Series | English | 1 Season (9 episodes). Each episode is approximately 118 minutes


Similar to previous documentaries by Ken Burns, Baseball includes archival photos and film footage mixed with interviews by noted writers, players, and baseball historians. Major themes explored throughout the series are those of race, business, labor relations, and the interaction of baseball with society. The series is divided into nine episodes following the division of a baseball game. Each “inning” covers a particular era, highlighting notable moments not only pertaining to baseball but world events. The episodes are interspersed with the music of each era from Louis Armstrong to Elvis Presley. And, as in every baseball game, the episode includes the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”  

Major Participants
(Journalists & Writers) / John Chancellor (Narrator) / Roger Angell  / Doris Kearns Goodwin / George Will / Bob Costas  / Studs Terkel / Major Participants (Players): / Hank Aaron / Bob Feller / Curt Flood / Mickey Mantle / Joe Torre / Ted Wiliams
Why Stream This Film?
 It is simply the ultimate history of baseball. Enormously informative. Enormously entertaining.
  • Emmy Awards: Winner, Outstanding Information Series
  • The series had an audience of 45 million viewers, which made it, at the time, the most watched program in Public Television history.

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Ken Burns hits another one out of the park.
David Hinckley

New York Daily News

 “For baseball lovers it’s the World Series, All-Star Game and Fan Appreciation Day rolled  into one, with all the hot dogs and frosty malts you can wolf down.” 
Richard Zoglin


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