With the opening of baseball season delayed this year, Ken Burns and PBS have hit a home run by making his award-winning Baseball documentary miniseries available for FREE streaming.
There are nine episodes, for the nine innings of America’s favorite pastime.
Baseball is a history of the game, from it’s beginnings in the late 1800s through the mid-1990s, when the series aired originally.
We New Yorkers will find history of our beloved Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants, who broke our hearts when they left town for the West Coast.
And there are profiles of baseball greats, including Babe Ruth, perhaps the most famous player in the history of the New York Yankees. Maybe the most famous player in all of baseball history.
And, of course, you’ll find info about the New York Mets, whose 1969 World Series win earned them the name Miracle Mets.
Each episode is close to two hours long. That’s not as long as an actual game of course, so you won’t need a Seventh Inning Stretch, but long enough to hunker down with your favorite beverage and snacks.
The series won a 1995 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series.
The story of Baseball is the story of America.
It is an epic overflowing with heroes and hopefuls, scoundrels and screwballs.
It is a saga spanning the quest for racial justice, the clash of labor and management, the transformation of popular culture, and the unfolding of the national pastime.
How to watch the Ken Burns Baseball mini-series
Download the PBS app to watch on a smart TV or a streaming device such as Roku or Amazon Fire
Or, just watch on a computer via the PBS website.