Season 1, Episode 2 Something Like a War

First Aired: September 19, 1994

Second inning (1900-1910): The start of Ban Johnson's American League; the first World Series; the "Merkle boner"; the first leagues for women and blacks; profiles Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson.

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  • Rating: TV-PG
  • 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… (more)

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