Baseball

Baseball

DVD - 2010
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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.
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, 2010.
ISBN: 9781608832774
1608832775
Branch Call Number: GV863.A1 B374 2010
Characteristics: 11 videodiscs : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.

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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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