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Ken Burns' Baseball: Miniseries (1994)

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This stirring history of the sport first aired, conveniently, during a baseball strike, and it was the perfect antidote to the first World Series-less year since 1904. The miniseries, like many from Ken Burns, made deft use of still photos, interviews and archival footage to give the past a wonderfully nostalgic air of years truly gone by, and it effectively documented racism's toll on the national pastime in the first half of the 20th century.

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Our national pastime will have to wait as COVID-19 has postponed Opening Day. Not to despair, Ken Burns has stepped up to the plate by making his Emmy-winning documentary series "Baseball" (1994) available to stream for free on PBS.

July 18, 2020 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

This masterwork, structured like the innings of a ballgame, traces the history of America's pastime, from its origins in the 1840s to 1990.

April 2, 2020 | Full Review…

Like the game itself, these nine programs (or innings, as they are called here) occasionally drag, but the rewards keep coming.

January 11, 2018 | Full Review…

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