Season 1, Episode 1 Our Game

First Aired: September 18, 1994

First inning: Segments on baseball's history prior to the 20th century include the game's origins; the nation's first organized teams; Albert Goodwill Spalding; and greats Cy Young, Cap Anson and King Kelly. John Chancellor is the narrator.

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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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