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Baseball By Episode

  • Our Game (#101)

    The first inning tells the story of baseball's rise, in only one generatio n, from a gentleman's hobby to a national sport played and watched by mill ions.

  • Somthing Like A War (#102)

    The second inning introduces some of the most extraordinary individuals ever to play the game: Ty Cobb, the volatile, brilliant outfielder who may have been the greatest ball player of all time, but who was "possessed by the furies"; Walter Johnson, the modest farm boy with a fast ball so intimidating batters sometimes left the batter's box after only two strikes; Christy Mathewson, a college-educated pitcher so virtuous he was worshipped by schoolchildren as "the Christian gentleman"; and John McGraw, the brawling, unstoppable manager of the New York Giants who "took kids out of the coal mines and the wheat fields and made them walk and talk and chatter and play ball with the look of eagles.

  • The Faith of 50 Million People (#103)

    The Black Sox scandal, which is at the center of the third inning, reveals how eight members of the Chicago white sox including the incomparable sho eless Joe Jackson, "Played with the faith of 50 million people," as F.

  • A National Heirloom (#104)

    Babe Ruth, the Baltimore saloon-keeper's son who became the best-knownand best-loved athlete in American history, and who was described by sportswr iter Jimmy Cannon as a "National Heirloom," is the focus of the fourth inn ing.

  • Shadow Ball (#105)

    The fifth "inning" of Ken Burns's film BASEBALL looks at baseball's desperate attempts to survive the Great Depression and Babe Ruth's fading career, while a new generation of stars, including Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams, is on the rise.

  • The National Pastime (#106)

    The sixth "inning" leads off with the baseball season of 1941, one of the most exciting of all time.

  • The Capital of Baseball (#107)

    In the seventh "inning" rare newsreel film and interviews celebrate the glorious heyday of New York City baseball with some of its most memorable moments: the "shot heard round the world," Bobby Thomson's home run off Ralph Branca in 1951; Willie Mays' incredible catch in the 1954 World Series; and Don Larsen's perfect game.

  • A Whole New Ball Game (#108)

    The Eighth Inning, which takes place against the backdrop of the turbulent 1960s, opens with the improbable last-inning home run by the Pittsburgh P irates' Bill Mazeroski that wins the 1960 World Series and signals the beg inning of the end of the Yankee dynasty.

  • Home (#109)

    The ninth and final inning covers the most recent history of baseball and explores the future of the game.


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