Season 1, Episode 8 A Whole New Ballgame
First Aired: September 27, 1994
Eighth inning (1960-70). Bill Mazeroski's 1960 Series-winning home run; Roger Maris's 61 homers in '61; Bob Gibson, Carl Yastrzemski, Stan Musial and Sandy Koufax; football's growing popularity; Marvin Miller and the players' union; Curt Flood's stand against the reserve clause. 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)