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Baseball - The Tenth Inning

Baseball - The Tenth Inning

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Encore Presentation:
Episode 1, Nov. 8 at 9 PM
Episode 2, Nov. 15 at 9 PM
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THE TENTH INNING is a two-part, four-hour documentary film directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. A new chapter in Burns's landmark 1994 series, BASEBALL, THE TENTH INNING tells the tumultuous story of the national pastime from the 1990s to the present day.

Introducing an unforgettable array of players, teams and fans, the film showcases the era's extraordinary accomplishments and heroics — as well as its devastating losses and disappointments.

Combining extraordinary highlights, stunning still photographs, and insightful commentary by players, managers, and fans, THE TENTH INNING interweaves the story of the national pastime with the story of America.

Share Your Story

Gina Tallarigo - Kent, WA


The Opposite of Cal Ripken Jr.

As we all know, Cal Ripken Jr. had many, many batting stances. I think he had a different batting stance for each game, or something like that. Ichiro is the exact opposite. I've had the honor of seeing him play in the Majors since the beginning. He has the same exact batting stance, and he does the same stretches in the on deck and in the outfield. He is never standing still. I don't think there is anyone in baseball that turns themselves into a little ball right before they step into the batter box.

Gina Tallarigo — Kent, WA

For Educators

Marcos Breton little league team portrait

The wealth of themes explored in BASEBALL and THE TENTH INNING offer an extraordinary educational opportunity for your classroom. Check out the variety of lesson plans and classroom activities available, or share your own lessons, ideas and activities you have used to bring baseball into your curriculum.

Buy the DVD/CD/Book

box set, dvd/blu-ray, cd, and hardcover book

Baseball 2010 Boxed Set, Baseball: The Tenth Inning DVD and Blu-ray, Baseball: Original Soundtrack CD, and Baseball: An Illustrated History (Hard/Softcover) Book.

THE TENTH INNING is a co-production of

Florentine Films and WETA

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