The story of baseball is the story of America. It is an epic overflowing with heroes and hopefuls, scoundrels and screwballs. It is a saga spanning the quest for racial justice, the clash of labor and management, the transformation of popular culture, and the unfolding of our national pastime.
And now, during a time of uncertainty and change, Ken Burns has asked PBS to stream his film, BASEBALL, for free on pbs.org and all streaming devices. If Americans can't get out to a ball game, let's all watch the story of baseball, together.
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Don't miss the Ken Burns Collection: a curated curriculum aligned with Ken Burns's films that can deepen and enrich any viewer's understanding of these epic documentaries.At right: All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player Marge Callaghan sliding into home plate as umpire Norris Ward watches, Opa-locka, Florida, April 22, 1948.Source: State Library and Archives of Florida, Dept. of Commerce collection.