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Ken Burns: Baseball [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

4.5 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 10
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002KPI28
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 524,716 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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When watching this video, there were times when I had tears in my eyes. It was wonderful to see the archive footage of some of the great names in baseball. Seeing and hearing Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson and others cannot help but stir the passion of anyone with even a passing interest in the game.
Some others who have reviewed this tape have criticized it for being centered on New York teams and for neglecting some of the teams who came from nowhere to win titles. This criticism is true, but unfounded. There were two things that dramatically changed the game and both took place in New York. The first was when Babe Ruth began hitting home runs at a pace previously unthinkable. I consider his numbers in the early years as a Yankee outfielder to be the most amazing statistics in all of sports. It is incredible that he hit more home runs than many others teams did in those seasons. Some talk negatively about the adulation given to sports stars these days, and yet none approaches the level of stardom achieved by Ruth.
The second was when Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers. We celebrate Martin Luther King Day as a tribute to his struggle for civil rights. However, it can be strongly argued, and correctly in my opinion, that Jackie Robinson did more for the struggle than Dr. King did. The pressure on Robinson was enormous, at times having thousands of people screaming abuse at him. And yet he succeeded on the field, still considered by many to be the most exciting player of his generation. It is also hard to underestimate the effect this had on the American society. Many people who otherwise would have nothing to do with a black man cheered him on the field, and found at least some of their attitudes changed.
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Watched the entire series numerous times. 20s-40s is my favorite. Endless interviews, rare footage and anecdotes. Inside baseball at its best.
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The depth and breadth of this documentary are superb. If you are just after sport history you will be fullfilled. If you still retain that memory of playing as a kid and remembering the heroes who's skill (and mere name) excited you, some of this will drill directly to your core and fill you with nostalgia, and the wish to be 12 again and in the park playing. A wonderful celbration (without be rose-tinted) of baseball.
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