Baseball

Baseball

DVD - 2000
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The definitive documentary of America's pastime, baseball. Through a skillful blend of still photographs, film footage, interviews and voice overs, the the history of "The Game" is brought to life. Covering the period from the 1840's to 1994 (just before the strike), the high and low moments, heroes and villains are explored and examined, providing an in-depth, informative look at the game.
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : Public Broadcasting Service ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2000, C1994
ISBN: 9780780630451
0780630459
9781415702437
1415702438
Characteristics: 10 videodiscs (ca. 23 hrs.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in

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MovieLover_47
Jan 13, 2018

Ken Burns brings colour and interest to the history of the sport. This is a perfect way for any baseball fan to get through the winter while waiting for spring training to begin.

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msemos
Nov 01, 2015

I didn't think I would like this but it turned out to be very good. like his series on the civil war, great use of old photos and interesting stories

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garycornell
Jul 14, 2014

"Baseball" is the complete story of the game. Ken Burns triumphs again will a film masterpiece on the great hero's of American Favorite Past Time. Burns cover over 100 years of the history of the game from the stadium, the owners, the ordinary players and the hero's of the game. It really is exciting to see how each generation had a different story. For instance, the Jackie Robinson Era was fascinating.. So were the years of Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb and Walter Matthews. Not to be outdone, along come people like Mantle, Maris, Clemente and Mays. I learned so many inside things about baseball. You should see the changes in the baseball gloves over the years. Burns doesn't gloss over the scandals either. It is all here in "Baseball" by Ken Burns.

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ReidCooper
Apr 25, 2014

If you love baseball, it's well worth watching, especially the early "Innings" where some great archival material is presented. The biggest problem for me was the focus on particular games by only particular teams sometimes made it drag and at times feel very unbalanced. Enough with the obsession with New York and Boston already. You would never guess some MLB teams existed, watching this.

Even without watching the "Making Of" documentary at the end, you can guess that Burns is a Red Sox fan, and that a lot of his production team were Yankees fans.

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zuliani
Jul 03, 2013

Being a diehard baseball fan, I loved all 11 discs and 23 hours of this documentary. If you are a casual fan of the game you'll probably enjoy some of it but will inevitably get bored and not finish.

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