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

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 »

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Ken Burns, Lynn Novick
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Episode credited cast:
Hank Aaron ... Himself (archive footage)
Felipe Alou Felipe Alou ... Himself
Barry Bonds ... Himself (archive footage)
Thomas Boswell Thomas Boswell ... Himself
Marcos Breton Marcos Breton ... Himself
Howard Bryant Howard Bryant ... Himself
Harry Caray Harry Caray ... Himself (archive footage)
Bob Costas ... Himself
Keith David ... Narrator
Gerald Early ... Himself
Don Fehr Don Fehr ... Himself
Doris Kearns Goodwin ... Herself
Gary Hoenig Gary Hoenig ... Himself
Pedro Martinez Pedro Martinez ... Himself
Mark McGwire ... Himself (archive footage)
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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 Montreal Expos were the best team in baseball at the time but when a Federal judge blocked the owners from unilaterally imposing a contract (which would have let them use replacement players) it quickly came to an end and the players returned to work under the old contract. Attendance dropped after that but the game recovered quickly with the heroics of Cal Ripkin Jr. By the end of 1990's, fans were caught up in the home run derby presented by Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire. There was also the first whiff of scandal when McGwire was accused of using steroids. It was also an era when new baseball stadiums were built in many cities, evoking an earlier age when the parks were built specifically for the sport. The curse of the Bambino finally came to an end with the Boston Red Sox winning the World Series in ... Written by garykmcd

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28 September 2010 (USA) See more »

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Inferior episode(s)
23 August 2019 | by matthewtessnearSee all my reviews

Keith David's narration makes the expanded Ken Burns Baseball installments less enjoyable than the 9 episodes before. David is always the jerk from the Oscar-winning film Crash (2005) to me. His voice as narrator on The War and other Burns films is therefore a mistake.


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