Season 1, Episode 16 Baseball: The Capital of Baseball (1950-1960)

First Aired: September 26, 1994

The seventh “inning” of Burns' 1994 series “Baseball” recalls the 1950s, when New York was “the capital of baseball.” Included: Giant Bobby Thompson's “Shot Heard Round the World” (Thompson's pennant-winning home run in the 1951 playoff against the Dodgers); Abbott and Costello's “Who's on First” routine; Casey Stengel and the New York Yankees dynasty; and Willie Mays. Also: the Dodgers and Giants move to California after the 1957 season. John Chancellor narrates.

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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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