Season 1, Episode 4 A National Heirloom

First Aired: September 21, 1994

Fourth inning (1920-30). Babe Ruth; the start of the Negro National League; profiles of Rogers Hornsby, Lou Gehrig and the '27 Yankees' "Murderers' Row." 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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