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The Resource Baseball, a film by Ken Burns ; a production of Florentine Films and WETA-TV ; produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novik ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns, (videorecording)

Baseball, a film by Ken Burns ; a production of Florentine Films and WETA-TV ; produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novik ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns, (videorecording)

Label
Baseball
Title
Baseball
Statement of responsibility
a film by Ken Burns ; a production of Florentine Films and WETA-TV ; produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novik ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns
Title variation
Baseball, 1840s-2009
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • The story of America's pastime from its beginnings in the 1840s through 2009
  • v.1: Our game (1840s-1900): 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 ; Something like a war (1900-1910): In 1894, sportswriter Byron Bancroft Johnson takes over a struggling Western League and turns it into a financial success. In 1900, he changes its name to the American League and begins talking about challenging the National League. In 1903, the first World Series is played between the American League Boston Pilgrims and the National League Pittsburgh Pirates
  • v.2: Faith of fifty million people (1910-1920): Immigrants to America eagerly root for baseball, but baseball is trying to endure a decade that includes the meanest, vilest, angriest player ever to step onto a field and a scandal that almost destroys the game. ; National heirloom (1920-1930): The 1920s begin with baseball trying to recover from the scandal of the 1919 World Series. America finds relief in George Herman "Babe" Ruth who is one of the best pitchers in baseball. In 1919 he hits 29 homers for the Red Sox, more than any player has ever hit in a single season
  • v.3: Shadow ball (1930-1940): The Negro Leagues bring baseball to towns the major Leagues ignore. To delight the fans they develop an elaborate warm-up routine in pantomime; throwing and hitting an invisible ball. It's called "shadow ball." ; National pastime (1940-1950): When World War II ends, baseball becomes the national pastime. Joe DiMaggio sets a consecutive game-hitting streak that still stands. Ted Williams becomes the last man to hit .400. The Brooklyn Dodgers win their first pennant. And World War II takes so much talent from the majors that the St. Louis Browns win a pennant
  • v.4: Capital of baseball (1950-1960): Year after year the Yankees are on top of the American League. Year after year the Giants and the Dodgers fight for the National League crown. Starting in 1949 there is a New York team in the World series for 10 straight years. And in six of those years, both teams are from New York. ; Whole new ballgame (1960-1970): The 1960s is a turbulent time for baseball as one by one its "sacred" institutions fall. First with Bill Mazeroski bringing down the the mighty Yankees with one dramatic home run. In 1961 Roger Maris pursues Babe Ruth's "untouchable" record. In 1962 the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants are replaced by the New York Mets who compile the worst single season record of the century
  • v.5: Home (1970-1992): Baseball is seeing many changes. Free agency, multi-million dollar salaries, designated hitters, a new all-time home run champion, and a Canadian world champion. And yet today we can still look at the game and see something not much different than what our fathers and grandfathers saw
  • v.6: Top of the tenth (1992-1999) ; Bottom of the 10th (1999-2009): The game of baseball continues to reflect the complicated country that created it. Players and owners wage a battle over money and power; Cal Ripken becomes the game's new Iron Man; sluggers Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, and Barry Bonds do things that have never been done before; the Yankees build a dynasty, while their arch rivals, the Red Sox, stage the greatest comeback in history. In September of 2001, baseball offers the hope that things will one day return to normal
Cataloging source
BIB
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
English or Spanish audio with optional English SDH subtitles. Closed captioned
PerformerNote
Narrated by John Chancellor
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Burns, Ken
  • Novick, Lynn
  • Ward, Geoffrey C
  • Florentine Films
  • WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
  • PBS Distribution (Firm)
Runtime
0
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Baseball
Technique
live action
Label
Baseball, a film by Ken Burns ; a production of Florentine Films and WETA-TV ; produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novik ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Innings 1-9 originally released in 1994. The tenth inning released in 2010
  • Bonus features: interview with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ; additional scenes ; outtakes
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • Inning 4.
  • National heirloom (1920-1930)
  • v.3
  • Inning 5.
  • Shadow ball (1930-1940)
  • Inning 6.
  • National pastime (1940-1950)
  • v.4
  • Inning 7.
  • Capital of baseball (1950-1960)
  • v.1
  • Inning 8.
  • Whole new ballgame (1960-1970)
  • v.5
  • Inning 9.
  • Home (1970-1992)
  • v.6
  • Inning 10.
  • Top of the tenth (1992-1999)
  • Bottom of the 10th (1999-2009)
  • Inning 1.
  • Our game (1840s-1900)
  • Inning 2.
  • Something like a war (1900-1910)
  • v.2
  • Inning 3.
  • Faith of fifty million people (1910-1920)
Control code
670429145
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
11 videodiscs (ca. 23 hr.)
Isbn
9781608832774
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887012805
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
BASE610
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)670429145
System details
DVD ; fullscreen (Innings 1-9), widescreen (10th inning) ; NTSC region 1, 5.1 surround sound
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Baseball, a film by Ken Burns ; a production of Florentine Films and WETA-TV ; produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novik ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Innings 1-9 originally released in 1994. The tenth inning released in 2010
  • Bonus features: interview with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ; additional scenes ; outtakes
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • Inning 4.
  • National heirloom (1920-1930)
  • v.3
  • Inning 5.
  • Shadow ball (1930-1940)
  • Inning 6.
  • National pastime (1940-1950)
  • v.4
  • Inning 7.
  • Capital of baseball (1950-1960)
  • v.1
  • Inning 8.
  • Whole new ballgame (1960-1970)
  • v.5
  • Inning 9.
  • Home (1970-1992)
  • v.6
  • Inning 10.
  • Top of the tenth (1992-1999)
  • Bottom of the 10th (1999-2009)
  • Inning 1.
  • Our game (1840s-1900)
  • Inning 2.
  • Something like a war (1900-1910)
  • v.2
  • Inning 3.
  • Faith of fifty million people (1910-1920)
Control code
670429145
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
11 videodiscs (ca. 23 hr.)
Isbn
9781608832774
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887012805
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
BASE610
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)670429145
System details
DVD ; fullscreen (Innings 1-9), widescreen (10th inning) ; NTSC region 1, 5.1 surround sound
Video recording format
DVD

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