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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.

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Michael Brault - Vermont


Son's first Yankee sighting

On a warm summer night two years I took my son to a minor league game in Burlington, VT. It was the VT. Lake Monsters vs the Staten Island Yankees. He saw #2 and said, "Daddy, that's not Jeter." After explaining to my son that these aren't the New York Yankees he didn't care. He was excited to see Yankees. He was decked out in Yankee pinstripes from head to toe. He intently watched the entire game. He saw a pitcher throwing in the bullpen and wanted to get closer. I have to say that player was throwing hard! The catcher (James) saw my son in his pinstripes and tossed the ball to him. The smile on his face will be something I'll never forget.

Michael Brault — Vermont

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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