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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.
Ken Burns relates the history of baseball in a fashion similar to that of his Civil War mini series. Old-time photos and illustrations depict the games early years, while newsreels and video clips highlight more recent developments. Players and participants speak in their own words, and sports writers and broadcasters offer commentary on the sport and events they witnessed.
A documentary of America's past time (baseball) and the history of the legendary game and how it changed our culture and lives. It includes the shaping of the game itself and how records were broken and how baseball United Americans and slowly began to deteriorate racism in the late 1800's to early 1900's. The game and sport of baseball is worth a lot more today than many people of our nation seem to realize. It takes a closer look into some players and teams as well as the sport as a whole.
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