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Season 1

1 :01x01 - Inning 1: Our Game

Sep/18/1994
The series' premiere episode takes the story of baseball from its origins in the 1840's up until 1900 and shows conclusively that the game was not invented by Abner Doubleday at Cooperstown but rather evolved from an earlier game called "Rounders."
Guest Stars: Billy Crystal as Himself | Bob Costas as Himself | Robert W. Creamer as Himself | Gerald Early as Himself | Roger Angell as Himself | Mario Cuomo as Himself | Thomas Boswell as Himself | George Plimpton as Himself | John Thorn as Himself | Shelby Foote as Himself | Daniel Okrent as Himself | Buck O'neil as Himself
Director: Ken Burns

2 :01x02 - Inning 2: Something Like a War

Sep/19/1994
Episode Two covers the game from the turn of the century up until 1910 and introduces the viewers to some of the greatest figures in the history of baseball including Cy Young, Christy Mathewson, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, and John McGraw.
Guest Stars: Vin Scully as Himself | George Will as Himself | George Plimpton as Himself | Roger Angell as Himself | John Thorn as Himself | Shelby Foote as Himself | Thomas Boswell as Himself | Jason Robards as John McGraw | Adam Arkin as Tommy Leach | Gregory Peck as Connie Mack | Doris Kearns Goodwin as Herself | Studs Terkel as Charles Comiskey | Stephen Jay Gould (1) as Himself | Daniel Okrent as Himself | Buck O'neil as Himself
Director: Ken Burns

3 :01x03 - Inning 3: The Faith of Fifty Million People

Sep/20/1994
The popularity of baseball continues to rise but the public's faith in the game is shaken by the Black Sox Scandal of 1919 when the Chicago White Sox deliberately lost the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds.
Guest Stars: Donald Hall (1) as Himself | Red Barber as Himself | Doris Kearns Goodwin as Herself | Shelby Foote as Himself | John Sayles as Himself | Studs Terkel as Himself | George Will as Himself | Adam Arkin as Stan Coveleski | Gregory Peck as Connie Mack | George Plimpton as Himself | Gardner Stern as Himself | John Cusack as Eddie Cicotte | Daniel Okrent as Himself | Buck O'neil as Himself
Director: Ken Burns

4 :01x04 - Inning 4: A National Heirloom

Sep/21/1994
The career of Babe Ruth, the game's most dominant player in the 1920's, is chronicled in this installment of the series.
Guest Stars: Gerald Early as Himself | Red Barber as Himself | Bob Costas as Himself | Shelby Foote as Himself | George Plimpton as Himself | Studs Terkel as Himself | George Will as Himself | Robert W. Creamer as Himself | Roger Angell as Himself | Stephen Jay Gould (1) as Himself | John Thorn as Himself | Daniel Okrent as Himself | Buck O'neil as Himself
Director: Ken Burns

5 :01x05 - Inning 5: Shadow Ball

Sep/22/1994
This episode deals with the rise of the Negro Leagues in the 1930's and the many great players there including Josh Gibson, Satchel Paige, and Cool Papa Bell. Also, the effects of the Great Depression on the game.
Guest Stars: Red Barber as Himself | Mario Cuomo as Himself | Bob Feller as Himself | Shelby Foote as Himself | Doris Kearns Goodwin as Herself | Vin Scully as Himself | Studs Terkel as Himself | Donald Hall (1) as Himself | Robert W. Creamer as Himself | John Thorn as Himself | George Plimpton as Himself | Gerald Early as Himself | Roger Angell as Himself | Daniel Okrent as Himself | Buck O'neil as Himself
Director: Ken Burns

6 :01x06 - Inning 6: The National Pastime

Sep/25/1994
Baseball in the 1940's is profiled. Among the events covered are Joe DiMaggio's 56 game hitting streak, Ted Williams being the last player to hit over .400, and the integration of baseball by Jackie Robinson in 1947.
Guest Stars: Arthur Ashe as Himself | Red Barber as Himself | Mario Cuomo as Himself | Bob Feller as Himself | Doris Kearns Goodwin as Herself | Vin Scully as Himself | Studs Terkel as Himself | George Will as Himself | Ted Williams as Himself | Robert W. Creamer as Himself | Donald Hall (1) as Himself | Stephen Jay Gould (1) as Himself | Gerald Early as Himself | Roger Angell as Himself | John Thorn as Himself | Daniel Okrent as Himself | Buck O'neil as Himself
Director: Ken Burns

7 :01x07 - Inning 7: The Capital of Baseball

Sep/26/1994
During the 1950's, New York City was the capital of baseball (the title of the episode) with three successful franchises: the Yankees, Giants, and Brooklyn Dodgers. But by the end of the decade, the Giants and Dodgers had moved their franchises to the West Coast thus bringing the game to the entire country geographically.
Guest Stars: Bob Costas as Himself | Billy Crystal as Himself | Mario Cuomo as Himself | George Plimpton as Himself | Vin Scully as Himself | George Will as Himself | Stephen Jay Gould (1) as Himself | Roger Angell as Himself | Robert W. Creamer as Himself | Gerald Early as Himself | Doris Kearns Goodwin as Herself | Mickey Mantle as Himself | Red Barber as Himself | John Thorn as Himself | Studs Terkel as Himself | Ted Williams as Himself | Bob Feller as Himself | Daniel Okrent as Himself | Buck O'neil as Himself
Director: Ken Burns

8 :01x08 - Inning 8: A Whole New Ballgame

Sep/27/1994
Baseball in the 1960's is discussed in this episode. Among the topics are the new multi-purpose stadiums which replaced the older, more intimate ones.
Guest Stars: Billy Crystal as Himself | Doris Kearns Goodwin as Herself | Mickey Mantle as Himself | Stephen Jay Gould (1) as Himself | Vin Scully as Himself | Roger Angell as Himself | George Will as Himself | Bob Costas as Himself | Gerald Early as Himself | Studs Terkel as Himself | Thomas Boswell as Himself | Donald Hall (1) as Himself | Bill Lee (4) as Himself | Daniel Okrent as Himself | Buck O'neil as Himself
Director: Ken Burns

9 :01x09 - Inning 9: Home

Sep/28/1994
The final chapter of the series deals with baseball from the 1970's until present day (1994) and includes the numerous troubles between management and labor.
Guest Stars: Thomas Boswell as Himself | Doris Kearns Goodwin as Herself | Bill Lee (4) as Himself | John Sayles as Himself | Gerald Early as Himself | Roger Angell as Himself | Red Barber as Himself | George Will as Himself | Hank Aaron as Himself | George Plimpton as Himself | Vin Scully as Himself | Studs Terkel as Himself | Mario Cuomo as Himself | Stephen Jay Gould (1) as Himself | Bob Costas as Himself | Arthur Ashe as Himself | John Thorn as Himself | Donald Hall (1) as Himself | Daniel Okrent as Himself | Buck O'neil as Himself
Director: Ken Burns
Warning: Baseball guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Documentary
Genre: History | Sports
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: PBS ( USA)
Runtime: 120 Minutes
Premiere: September 18, 1994
Ended: 1994
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