Season 1, Episode 7 The Capital of Baseball

First Aired: September 26, 1994

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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  • 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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