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1994, TV Show

Episode Detail: The Capital of Baseball - Baseball

Seventh inning (1950-60). "The Shot Heard 'Round the World," Bobby Thomson's pennant-winning home run in the 1950 playoff; Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First"; Casey Stengel, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays. Also: the Dodgers and Giants move to California. John Chancellor narrates.

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Premiered: 1994, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: This stirring history of the sport first aired, conveniently, during a baseball strike, and it was the perfect antidote to the first World Series-less year since 1904. The miniseries, like many from Ken Burns, made deft use of still photos, interviews and archival footage to give the past a wonderfully nostalgic air of years truly gone by, and it effectively documented racism's toll on the national pastime in the first half of the 20th century.

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