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Baseball

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Baseball English (original)Wo gibt's den Film?
Synopsis
Baseball is a nine-part series that examines nearly 200 years of American history through the prism of our national pastime. Americans have played baseball in one form or another since the early 19th century, while they conquered a continent, warred with one another and with enemies abroad, struggled over labor and civil rights and the meaning of freedom. At the game’s heart lie mythic contradictions: it is a pastoral game that was actually born in crowded cities, an exhilarating democratic sport that tolerates cheating – and has excluded as many as it has included, a profoundly conservative game that has sometimes managed to be years ahead of its time. The series celebrates the achievements of dozens of memorable Americans who, through baseball, became national icons – including Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Sandy Koufax, Satchel Paige, Joe DiMaggio, Christy Mathewson, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Hank Greenberg, Shoeless Joe Jackson and Jackie Robinson – and follows the fortunes of two of the most beloved teams, the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox. Still, the series is much more than an accounting of games won and lost, teams rising and falling, rookies arriving and veterans saying farewell. The series celebrates the extraordinary stars of the Negro Leagues, the pioneers who paved the way for integration of the national pastime, and ultimately, America at large. The story of baseball is therefore fundamentally the story of race in America. But it is also the story of the transformation of millions of immigrants from everywhere into new generations of Americans; of the rise and fall of great American cities; of fathers and sons and of mothers and daughters; and of our insatiable need for heroes. It is an integral and compelling manifestation of the American experience itself.
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Baseball
Sports
American Culture
American History
Athletes
Biography
Runtime (in min.):1140
Color:color / b&w
Soundformat:Stereo
Year Of Production:1994
People featured in the FilmTypeComment
Mamie Ruth Moberlyinterviewee 
Hank Aaroninterviewee 
Bud Abbottinterviewee 
Roger Angellinterviewee 
Arthur Asheinterviewee 
Red Barberinterviewee 
Mike Barnicleinterviewee 
Victor Beltraninterviewee 
John Beradinointerviewee 
Thomas Boswellinterviewee 
David Carusointerviewee 
Albert 'Happy' Chandlerinterviewee 
Wendy Conquestinterviewee 
Bob Costasinterviewee 
Lou Costellointerviewee 
Billy Crystalinterviewee 
Mario Cuomointerviewee 
Joe DiMaggiointerviewee 
Gerald Earlyinterviewee 
Charles S. 'Chub' Feeneyinterviewee 
Bob Fellerinterviewee 
Curt Floodinterviewee 
Shelby Footeinterviewee 
Milt Gastoninterviewee 
Ralph Gonzalezinterviewee 
Doris Kearns Goodwininterviewee 
Stephen Jay Gouldinterviewee 
Dottie Greeninterviewee 
Donald Hallinterviewee 
Ed Harrisinterviewee 
Julie Harrisinterviewee 
John Hartfordinterviewee 
Sammy Haynesinterviewee 
Billy Hermaninterviewee 
Gregory Hinesinterviewee 
DeWolf Hopper Sr.interviewee 
Monte Irvininterviewee 
Jesse Jacksoninterviewee 
Derek Jacobiinterviewee 
Connie Johnsoninterviewee 
Walter Johnsoninterviewee 
Gene Jonesinterviewee 
Marie Kelleyinterviewee 
Alan Kinginterviewee 
Stephen Kinginterviewee 
Bill Leeinterviewee 
Al Lewisinterviewee 
Delroy Lindointerviewee 
Connie Mackinterviewee 
Mickey Mantleinterviewee 
Manuel Marquez-Sterlinginterviewee 
Marvin Millerinterviewee 
Michael Moriartyinterviewee 
Willie Morrisinterviewee 
Paul Newmaninterviewee 
Daniel Okrentinterviewee 
Buck O'Neilinterviewee 
Thomas P. 'Tip' O'Neillinterviewee 
George Plimptoninterviewee 
Shirley Povichinterviewee 
Mary Prattinterviewee 
'Double Duty' Radcliffeinterviewee 
Jimmie Reeseinterviewee 
LaTanya Richardsoninterviewee 
Branch Rickeyinterviewee 
Bill Rigneyinterviewee 
Jackie Robinsoninterviewee 
Rachel Robinsoninterviewee 
Babe Ruthinterviewee 
John Saylesinterviewee 
Vin Scullyinterviewee 
Abe Starkinterviewee 
Gardner Sterninterviewee 
Riley Stewartinterviewee 
Jerry Stillerinterviewee 
Clyde Sukeforthinterviewee 
Slick Surrattinterviewee 
Birdie Tebbetsinterviewee 
John Thorninterviewee 
M. Emmet Walshinterviewee 
Tom Wickerinterviewee 
George Willinterviewee 
Ted Williamsinterviewee 
Paul Winfieldinterviewee 
Awards: 
Festivals & Award CeremonyYearStatusAward
Emmy Awards1994wonEmmy - Outstanding Informational Series
Emmy Awards1994nominatedEmmy - Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Programming
Golden Reel Awards1994nominatedGolden Reel - Sound Editing
CINE Golden Eagle Award1994wonGolden Eagle Award
Parent's Choice Award1994wonParent's Choice Award
New York FestivalswonGold Medal
Television Critics Association Awards1995wonOutstanding Achievement in Sports
Women in Communications, Inc.1995wonClarion Award
Homer Awards1995wonSports Video of the Year
American Cinema Editors1995nominatedEddie - Best Edited Episode from a Television Mini-Series
Keywords
Baseball; Sports; American Culture; American History; Athletes; Biography; Ken Burns
Categories
North American History : USA & Canada, US American Society, Geography, Travel & Cultures, North America, USA, Sports, Ball Games, Athletes