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Saturday, April 10th

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Runtime: 01:57:01
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A National Heirloom NEW

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. This inning details how Ruth's phenomenal performance thrilled the na tion throughout the 1920s and rescued the game from the scandal that threa tened to destroy it.

Thursday, April 15th

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Runtime: 02:06:03
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Shadow Ball NEW

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. It also presents the parallel world of the Negro Leagues, which thrived in the shadow of the Major Leagues. The inning culminates with the greatest showdown in the history of the Negro Leagues: Satchel Paige, arguably the best pitcher ever, against Josh Gibson, "the black Babe Ruth," in the Negro League World Series.

Friday, April 16th

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Runtime: 02:06:03
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Shadow Ball

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. It also presents the parallel world of the Negro Leagues, which thrived in the shadow of the Major Leagues. The inning culminates with the greatest showdown in the history of the Negro Leagues: Satchel Paige, arguably the best pitcher ever, against Josh Gibson, "the black Babe Ruth," in the Negro League World Series.

Saturday, April 17th

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Runtime: 02:06:03
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Shadow Ball NEW

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. It also presents the parallel world of the Negro Leagues, which thrived in the shadow of the Major Leagues. The inning culminates with the greatest showdown in the history of the Negro Leagues: Satchel Paige, arguably the best pitcher ever, against Josh Gibson, "the black Babe Ruth," in the Negro League World Series.

Thursday, April 29th

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Runtime: 02:30:10
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The National Pastime NEW

The sixth "inning" leads off with the baseball season of 1941, one of the most exciting of all time. Joe DiMaggio hits in 56 straight games, the longest hitting streak in history. Ted Williams becomes the last man to hit .400. The Brooklyn Dodgers win their first pennant in 20 years. Then the war intervenes and baseball's best players become soldiers. On their return, the game - and the entire country -- are changed forever: Branch Rickey integrates baseball on April 15, 1947, when Jackie Robinson takes the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Baseball finally becomes what it had always claimed to be: America's national pastime.

Friday, April 30th

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Runtime: 02:30:10
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The National Pastime

The sixth "inning" leads off with the baseball season of 1941, one of the most exciting of all time. Joe DiMaggio hits in 56 straight games, the longest hitting streak in history. Ted Williams becomes the last man to hit .400. The Brooklyn Dodgers win their first pennant in 20 years. Then the war intervenes and baseball's best players become soldiers. On their return, the game - and the entire country -- are changed forever: Branch Rickey integrates baseball on April 15, 1947, when Jackie Robinson takes the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Baseball finally becomes what it had always claimed to be: America's national pastime.

Saturday, May 1st

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Runtime: 02:56:46
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The National Pastime NEW

The sixth "inning" leads off with the baseball season of 1941, one of the most exciting of all time. Joe DiMaggio hits in 56 straight games, the longest hitting streak in history. Ted Williams becomes the last man to hit .400. The Brooklyn Dodgers win their first pennant in 20 years. Then the war intervenes and baseball's best players become soldiers. On their return, the game - and the entire country -- are changed forever: Branch Rickey integrates baseball on April 15, 1947, when Jackie Robinson takes the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Baseball finally becomes what it had always claimed to be: America's national pastime.

Thursday, May 6th

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Runtime: 02:13:08
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The Capital of Baseball NEW

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. The highlight of the episode is 1955, when the Brooklyn Dodgers, sparked by Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella, finally win their first World Series, only to be moved by their owner to a new city 3,000 miles away: Los Angeles.

Saturday, May 8th

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Runtime: 02:26:46
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The Capital of Baseball NEW

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. The highlight of the episode is 1955, when the Brooklyn Dodgers, sparked by Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella, finally win their first World Series, only to be moved by their owner to a new city 3,000 miles away: Los Angeles.

Thursday, May 13th

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Runtime: 01:56:12
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A Whole New Ball Game NEW

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. Roger Maris breaks Babe Ruth's re cord by hitting 61 home runs in the 1961 season. Sandy Koufax, the shy unt ouchable pitcher, dominates most of the decade and then leaves the game at the height of his power because of the threat of crippling arthritis.

Saturday, May 15th

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Runtime: 01:56:46
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A Whole New Ball Game NEW

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. Roger Maris breaks Babe Ruth's re cord by hitting 61 home runs in the 1961 season. Sandy Koufax, the shy unt ouchable pitcher, dominates most of the decade and then leaves the game at the height of his power because of the threat of crippling arthritis.

Thursday, May 20th

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Runtime: 02:27:11
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Home NEW

The ninth and final inning covers the most recent history of baseball and explores the future of the game. Game Six of the 1975 World Series -- thought by many to be the greatest game ever played -- miraculously reawakens the whole country's love for the game. But in the 1980's, the rising influence of television and the coming of free agency, with its enormous salaries and dislocations, threatens that affection. The episode ends with an impressionistic look at some of the astounding achievements on the field in the late 1980's and early 1990's, including Kirk Gibson's World Series home run; the first Canadian World Series; the extraordinary career of Nolan Ryan; and, finally, a consideration of the game's enduring appeal.

Saturday, May 22nd

3:00pm on
Runtime: 02:26:46
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Home NEW

The ninth and final inning covers the most recent history of baseball and explores the future of the game. Game Six of the 1975 World Series -- thought by many to be the greatest game ever played -- miraculously reawakens the whole country's love for the game. But in the 1980's, the rising influence of television and the coming of free agency, with its enormous salaries and dislocations, threatens that affection. The episode ends with an impressionistic look at some of the astounding achievements on the field in the late 1980's and early 1990's, including Kirk Gibson's World Series home run; the first Canadian World Series; the extraordinary career of Nolan Ryan; and, finally, a consideration of the game's enduring appeal.