Season 1, Episode 14 Baseball: Shadow Ball (1930-1940)

First Aired: September 22, 1994

“Shadow Ball (1930-40),” the fifth “inning” of Burns' 1994 series “Baseball,” explores the Depression's effect on the game; the success of the Negro Leagues; Babe Ruth's “called shot” in the '32 Series; and the start of the All-Star Game, night games and the Hall of Fame. Also: profiles of Carl Hubbell, Bob Feller, Satchel Paige, Hank Greenberg and Joe DiMaggio. John Chancellor is the series narrator.

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  • Premiered: October 6, 2002
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: A series of documentaries by Ken Burns, including 'The Statue of Liberty,' 'Brooklyn Bridge,' 'Thomas Jefferson' and episodes of 'Jazz' and 'Baseball.' (more)

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