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Baseball

(DVD - 2004 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Baseball
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It is an epic overflowing with heroes and hopefuls, scoundrels and screwballs. It is a saga spanning the quest for racial justice, the clash of labor and management, the transformation of popular culture, and the unfolding of the national pastime. Here is the story of a nation at work and play. Experience it in ten thrilling "innings" from master storyteller and award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns.
Title: Baseball
[videorecording]
Published: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, [2004].
Characteristics: 10 videodiscs (ca. 23 hrs.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Videodisc release of a 1994 television program.
Includes 225 trivia questions, and player stats on over 100 virtual baseball cards.
Contents: The First inning: Our game, the 1840's-1900 (115 min.)
The Second inning: Something like a war, 1900-1910 (107 min.)
The Third inning: The faith of fifty million people, 1910-1920 (120 min.)
The Fourth inning: A national heirloom, 1920-1930 (117 min.)
The Fifth inning: Shadow ball, 1930-1940 (126 min.)
The Sixth inning: The national pastime, 1940-1950 (151 min.)
The Seventh inning: The capital of baseball, 1950-1960 (134 min.)
The Eigth inning: A whole new ballgame, 1960-1970 (116 min.)
The Ninth inning: Home, 1970-1994 (148 min.)
[10]. Extra inning: The making of Baseball (240 min.).
Summary: It is an epic overflowing with heroes and hopefuls, scoundrels and screwballs. It is a saga spanning the quest for racial justice, the clash of labor and management, the transformation of popular culture, and the unfolding of the national pastime. Here is the story of a nation at work and play. Experience it in ten thrilling "innings" from master storyteller and award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns.
Audience: MPAA rating Not rated.
Local Note: 1 2
Additional Contributors: Burns, Ken - 1953-
Novick, Lynn
ISBN: 1415702438
Branch Call Number: DVD 796.357 BAS
Statement of Responsibility: a production of Florentine Films and WETA-TV, Washington ; a film by Ken Burns
Credits: Producers, Ken Burns, Lynn Novick writers, Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns ; cinematography, Buddy Squires, Ken Burns, Allen Moore ; music, Jacqueline Schawb ... [et al.].
Performers: Narrator, John Chancellor ; voices, Adam Arkin ... [et al.].
System Details: DVD.
Other Language: Closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Baseball United States History.
Genre/Form: Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Topical Term: Baseball
Publisher No: 88578
705126
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Jul 14, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Today is July 14, 2014, Major League Baseball is taking the All Star Game Break. I am not much interest in it, but the Ken Burn's DVD Set Baseball will be a nice replacement. A look back to the very beginning of baseball with unbelievable photos of the players and the baseball lots they first played on. All the hero's are here in Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Ted Williams and so many others over the 100 years we have had the great game of baseball. Five Stars for all the great memories brought back about a Great American Past Time!

Apr 25, 2014
  • ReidCooper rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Aug 15, 2011
  • oldfryup rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Classic. I have never played the game, but Burns creates a story that encompasses America and its history, not just sport. Americana at its finest.
His “Civil War” series is equally engrossing.

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