Season 1, Episode 5 Shadow Ball
First Aired: September 22, 1994
Fifth inning (1930-40). The Negro Leagues; Babe Ruth's “called shot” in the '32 Series; profiles of Bob Feller, Satchel Paige and Joe DiMaggio. John Chancellor narrates.
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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… (more)