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Baseball

Grade Levels: 6 - 12
Core Subject(s): Social Studies
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  • Baseball: Inning 1 - Our Game

    Ken Burns' epic series BASEBALL introduces several major themes that reflect the experiences and aspirations of the American people -- our evolving identity, our economic transformation, and the challenge of implementing democratic ideals. Inning 1, Our Game, looks at the origins of baseball in the 1840s and takes the story up to 1900.

    Length: 01:54:40
  • Baseball: Inning 2 - Something Like a War

    Ken Burns' epic series BASEBALL introduces several major themes that reflect the experiences and aspirations of the American people -- our evolving identity, our economic transformation, and the challenge of implementing democratic ideals. Inning 2, Something Like a War, takes viewers through 1910 and introduces some of the game's most celebrated and colorful characters, including Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson.

    Length: 01:45:49
  • Baseball: Inning 3 - The Faith of Fifty Million People

    Ken Burns' epic series BASEBALL introduces several major themes that reflect the experiences and aspirations of the American people -- our evolving identity, our economic transformation, and the challenge of implementing democratic ideals. Inning 3, The Faith of Fifty Million People, examines the century's second decade, which was dominated by the Black Sox scandal.

    Length: 01:59:23
  • Baseball: Inning 4 - A National Heirloom

    Ken Burns' epic series BASEBALL introduces several major themes that reflect the experiences and aspirations of the American people -- our evolving identity, our economic transformation, and the challenge of implementing democratic ideals. Inning 4, A National Heirloom, concentrates on Babe Ruth, whose phenomenal performance thrilled the nation throughout the 1920s and rescued the game from the scandal of the previous decade.

    Length: 01:55:53
  • Baseball: Inning 5 - Shadow Ball

    Ken Burns' epic series BASEBALL introduces several major themes that reflect the experiences and aspirations of the American people -- our evolving identity, our economic transformation, and the challenge of implementing democratic ideals. Inning 5, Shadow Ball, tells the story of the Negro Leagues in the 1930s. The title refers to a common pre-game feature in which the players staged a mock game with an imaginary ball. Though unintended, the pantomime was an apt metaphor for the exclusion of blacks from major league play at that time.

    Length: 02:04:48
  • Baseball: Inning 6 - The National Pastime

    Inning Six, The National Pastime, covers the 1940s and includes Joe DiMaggio's celebrated hitting streak, the awe-inspiring performance of Ted Williams and what Burns calls "baseball's finest moment" — the debut of Jackie Robinson, who broke the color barrier as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

    Length: 00:02:00
  • Baseball: Inning 7 - The Capital of Baseball

    Ken Burns' epic series BASEBALL introduces several major themes that reflect the experiences and aspirations of the American people -- our evolving identity, our economic transformation, and the challenge of implementing democratic ideals. Inning 7, The Capital of Baseball, takes viewers through the 1950s when New York City had three successful baseball teams and dominated the World Series. By the end of the decade, the Giants and Dodgers had left New York, a signal that the old game was changed forever.

    Length: 02:13:01
  • Baseball: Inning 8 - A Whole New Ball Game

    Ken Burns' epic series BASEBALL introduces several major themes that reflect the experiences and aspirations of the American people -- our evolving identity, our economic transformation, and the challenge of implementing democratic ideals. Inning 8, A Whole New Ball Game, moves the field to the 1960s. This episode traces the emergence of television, the expansion to new cities and the building of anonymous multipurpose stadiums that robbed the game of its intimacy and some of its urban following.

    Length: 01:55:35

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