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First Aired: September 28, 1994
Ninth inning (1970-1993). Game 6 of the '75 Reds-Red Sox World Series; free agency and collusion; the death of Jackie Robinson; Hank Aaron breaks the career HR mark; the “Big Red Machine”; the “curse” of the Red Sox; owners Charles Finley and George Steinbrenner; Roberto Clemente, Pete Rose, Reggie Jackson and Nolan Ryan. 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)