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Baseball / a film by Ken Burns ; a production of Florentine Films and WETA-TV, Washington ; produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns.

Burns, Ken, 1953- (film director,, film producer,, screenwriter,, cinematographer.). Novick, Lynn, (film director,, film producer.). Ward, Geoffrey C., (screenwriter.). Chancellor, John, 1927-1996 (narrator.). David, Keith, (narrator.). Squires, Buddy, (cinematographer.). Moore, Allen, 1952- (cinematographer.). Baseball Film Project, Inc., (production company.). Florentine Films, (production company.). WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.), (production company.). PBS Distribution (Firm), (publisher.).


The complete Emmy Award-winning story of America's national pastime from master storyteller Ken Burns is now fully restored in high definition! Baseball spans the quest for racial justice, the clash of labor and management, the immigrant experience, the transformation of popular culture and the enduring appeal of the national pastime.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531713133
  • ISBN: 1531713130
  • Physical Description: 11 videodiscs (approximately 22.5 hr.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in., in slipcase 20 x 14 x 5 cm
  • Edition: Widescreen edition, fully restored in high definition.
  • Publisher: Arlington, Virginia : PBS Distribution, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Fully restored in high definition"--Slipcase.
Videodisc release of a 1994 television program produced by the Baseball Film Project, Inc.; includes the Tenth inning shown on PBS in 2010.
Issued in a slipcase containing 3 cases.
Special features ([v. 3]): Interview with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick; additional scenes; outtakes; over 2 hours of bonus footage.
Formatted Contents Note:
[v. 1] [Disc 1]. Inning 1: Our game (1840's-1900) ; [Disc 2]. Inning 2: Something like a war (1900-1910); [Disc 3]. Inning 3: The faith of fifty million people (1910-1920) ; [Disc 4]. Inning 4: A national heirloom (1920-1930) ; [Disc 5]. Inning 5: Shadow ball (1930-1940) ; [Disc 6]. Inning 6: The national pastime (1940-1950) -- [v. 2] [Disc 7]. Inning 7: The capital of baseball (1950-1960) ; [Disc 8]. Inning 8: A whole new ballgame (1960-1970) ; [Disc 9]. Inning 9: Home (1970-1992) -- [v. 3] [Disc 10]. Inning 10: Top of the tenth (1992-1999) ; [Disc 11]. Inning 10: Top of the tenth (1999-2009).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematography, Buddy Squires, Ken Burns, Allen Moore ; music, Jacqueline Schawb [and others] ; editors, Paul Barnes, Yaffa Lerea, Craig Mellish [and others].
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrators: John Chancellor (1840s-1992), Keith David (1992-2009).
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen ; 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
English or dubbed Spanish audio; optional subtitles in Spanish; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Awards Note:
Emmy Awards, 1995: Outstanding Informational Series (Ken Burns (producer/director/writer), Lynn Novick (producer), Geoffrey C. Ward (writer), John Chancellor (narrator)).
Subject: Baseball > United States > History.
United States > Social life and customs.
Genre: DVD-Video discs.
Closed captioning.
Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Nonfiction television programs.
Documentaires télévisés.

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Crawford County.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Part Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crawford County Library-Bourbon DVD796.3 BAS (Text) Discs 1-6 33431000710911 New DVD Available -
Crawford County Library-Bourbon DVD796.3 BAS (Text) Discs 7-9 33431000710929 New DVD Available -
Crawford County Library-Bourbon DVD796.3 BAS (Text) Discs 10-11 33431000710937 New DVD Available -

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