With The Baseball Film Project (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Baseball (1994–2010)

TV-PG | 1,140 min | Documentary, History, Sport

9.2
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A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game.

Stars: John Chancellor, Daniel Okrent, Ossie Davis, Paul Roebling

Votes: 3,429

2. Baseball (1994–2010)
Episode: Our Game (1994)

TV-PG | 112 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.5
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In New York City, in the 1840s, people need a diversion from the "railroad pace" at which they work and live. They find it in a game of questionable origins.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Roger Angell, Adam Arkin, Philip Bosco, Thomas Boswell

Votes: 143

3. Baseball (1994–2010)
Episode: Something Like a War (1994)

TV-PG | 103 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.5
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In 1894, a sportwriter named Byron Bancroft "Ban" Johnson takes over a struggling minor league - the Western League - and turns it into a financial success.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Roger Angell, Adam Arkin, Philip Bosco, Thomas Boswell

Votes: 122

4. Baseball (1994–2010)
Episode: The Faith of Fifty Million People (1994)

TV-PG | 117 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.5
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Before and after World War I, a steady stream of immigrants lands on the shores of America. They want instantly to become American. To pursue the American dream. To play the American game.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Grover Cleveland Alexander, Adam Arkin, Red Barber, Keith Carradine

Votes: 104

5. Baseball (1994–2010)
Episode: A National Heirloom (1994)

TV-PG | 114 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.7
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The 1920s begin with America trying to recover from World War I and baseball trying to recover from the scandal of the 1919 World Series.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Grover Cleveland Alexander, Roger Angell, Adam Arkin, Red Barber

Votes: 99

6. Baseball (1994–2010)
Episode: Shadow Ball (1994)

TV-PG | 122 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.5
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In the period 1930-40, the Depression had a major impact on the game of baseball. Many teams were nearing bankruptcy with attendance dwindling and fan interest at its lowest ebb. The owners... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Grover Cleveland Alexander, Roger Angell, Adam Arkin, Red Barber

Votes: 100

7. Baseball (1994–2010)
Episode: The National Pastime (1994)

TV-PG | 148 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.5
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In Europe, in the Pacific, on the homefront, both African-Americans and whites fight to make the world safe for democracy. When the world ends, Major League Baseball becomes, in fact, what it has always claimed to be: the national pastime.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Roger Angell, Adam Arkin, Arthur Ashe, Red Barber

Votes: 98

8. Baseball (1994–2010)
Episode: A Whole New Ballgame (1994)

TV-PG | 114 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.3
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The 1960s are a turbulent decade for America. There are race riots, anti-war protests, hippies, Woodstock. It is also a turbulent decade for baseball, as one by one its "sacred" institutions fall.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: John Chancellor, Ed Harris, Garrison Keillor

Votes: 88

9. Baseball (1994–2010)
Episode: Home (1994)

TV-PG | 146 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.9
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America and the world are seeing more changes then at any time in history. And so is baseball.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: John Chancellor, John Hartford, Studs Terkel, John Turturro

Votes: 89

10. Baseball (1994–2010)
Episode: The Capital of Baseball (1994)

TV-PG | 132 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.4
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Americans are on the move. Moving to the suburbs. Moving across the country. They are, it seems, restless. Of course, if you're a baseball fan in New York, you don't want to move. You're in baseball heaven.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: John Chancellor, Bob Costas, Billy Crystal, Mario Cuomo

Votes: 89

11. Baseball (1994–2010)
Episode: The Tenth Inning: Top of the Tenth (2010)

TV-PG | 118 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.2
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This latest entry covers the period from the early 1990's onward. Labor relations deteriorated badly in the early part of that decade leading to the players strike in August 1994. The ... See full summary »

Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Hank Aaron, Felipe Alou, Barry Bonds, Thomas Boswell

Votes: 135

12. Baseball (1994–2010)
Episode: The Tenth Inning: Bottom of the Tenth (2010)

TV-PG | 125 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.1
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As the new millenium dawns, Baseball is more popular and profitable than ever, but suspicions and revelations about performance enhancing drugs keep surfacing, calling the integrity of the game itself into question.

Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Star: Keith David

Votes: 98


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