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Year
1994
Runtime
1140 min.
Director
-
Genres
History, Sport, Documentary
Rating *
9.2
Votes *
2,473
Checks
397
Favs
52
Dislikes
2
Favs/checks
13.1% (1:8)
Favs/dislikes
26:1
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  1. Tasselfoot's avatar

    Tasselfoot

    This series is so insanely dominated by the teams in NYC and BOS. Really frustrating how little is spent, even in passing, on teams from any other city. Mostly NYC. 2 years 1 month ago
  2. Matt Addis's avatar

    Matt Addis

    One of the most comprehensive documentaries on any subject I’ve ever seen. With a nearly 18 hour runtime,
    twice the length of Burn’s own Civil War documentary, it’s hard to imagine it wouldn’t be. Despite its gargantuan length, however, there are never times when it’s boring, uninteresting, or dry. While there are occasions when it veers into a sort of nostalgic sentimentality, it is never too cloying or unwilling to take a hard look at the many scandals and blemishes that have occurred during baseball’s century and a half of existence. It’s not just a history of a sport, but the history of America in a way. It’s a microcosm of race relations, labor relations, triumphs, defeats, heroes, villains, and the entire human experience.
    2 years 2 months ago
  3. Amy Adams's avatar

    Amy Adams

    This mini series is great, the in depth history of the sport is fantastic, even for someone like me who is a baseball fanatic I learned so much that I didn't know about the history of the sport. The footage of the 1900-1920s is great so much of it that I had never seen before.

    Nothing has taught me more about loss than baseball. To quote A. Bartlett Giamatti
    quote:
    Baseball was designed to break your heart.
    Which also teaches you to appreciate the good things even more. When the mini series reached the 2002 WS tears were running down my face but they were tears of joy, this documentary brought back all the memories of watching my team win the WS, I remember every thing about those games like it was yesterday.

    My only small complain is that it tends to sometimes focus too much on the east coast teams NYY/BOS. But other than that kudos to Ken Burns for making such a great mini series.
    8 years 5 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #9 in IMDb's Mini-Series Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #159 in ICM Forum's 500<400
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  3. This movie ranks #947 in Doubling the Canon
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