Baseball: A Film By Ken Burns

release year: 1994
genre: TV documentary series
viewing setting: home DVD 2/24/16 - 3/24/16

synopsis: This very thorough documentary explores the history of baseball from the 1800s until the present day.

impressions: This covers just about everything. It's broken into nine parts (the 1800s, 1900-1910, 1910-1920, 1920-1930, 1930-1940, 1940-1950, 1950-1960, 1960-1970, 1970-1993, plus a "tenth inning" covering 1994-2010.) Almost all of the great players of the past get at least a mention, if not more. There really isn't a more detailed baseball documentary in existence.

acting: No acting here; it's a mix of excellent narration by former NBC Nightly News anchor John Chancellor, and archive footage or pictures from the past.

final word: This is over 18 well-put-together hours of baseball history and lore.

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