Ken Burns’ masterful, comprehensive biography of baseball. It busts many of the myths of baseball’s origins and weaves its growth into the very genesis of the modern American lifestyle. As with any Burns production, you get the big picture illuminated with lovely tiny details. At 10 DVD discs, it’s way longer than 9 innings. Like some games, it can go on and on, and the later history of the Yankees is not as universally appreciated. But you don’t know baseball — or America — until you’ve seen this.
Directed by Ken Burns
1994, 1140 min.
$7 per episode, Amazon Instant Video
Read more about the film at Wikipedia
Available from Amazon