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"Baseball" A National Heirloom (1994)

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Director:
Writers:
Geoffrey C. Ward (written by) and
Ken Burns (written by)
Contact:
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
21 September 1994 (Season 1, Episode 4)
Plot:
The 1920s begin with America trying to recover from World War I and baseball trying to recover from the scandal of the 1919 World Series. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast)
Grover Cleveland Alexander ... Himself (archive footage)
Roger Angell ... Himself

Adam Arkin ... Various (voice)
Red Barber ... Himself
Mike Barnicle ... Various (voice)

Philip Bosco ... Various (voice)

Keith Carradine ... Various (voice)
John Chancellor ... Narrator (voice)
Ty Cobb ... Himself (archive footage)

Bob Costas ... Himself
Robert W. Creamer ... Himself (as Robert Creamer)

John Cusack ... Various (voice)

Ossie Davis ... Various (voice)

Loren Dean ... Various (voice)

Gerald Early ... Himself

Shelby Foote ... Himself
Milt Gaston ... Himself

Lou Gehrig ... Himself (archive footage)
Stephen Jay Gould ... Himself
Claire Merritt Hodgson ... Herself (archive footage)
Herbert Hoover ... Himself (archive footage)

Anthony Hopkins ... Various (voice)
Rogers Hornsby ... Himself (archive footage)
Walter Johnson ... Himself (archive footage)

Garrison Keillor ... Various (voice)
Tony Lazzeri ... Himself (archive footage)

Delroy Lindo ... Rube Foster (voice)
Connie Mack ... Himself (archive footage)

Amy Madigan ... Various (voice)
Manuel Marquez-Sterling ... Himself

Christy Mathewson ... Himself (archive footage)
Joe McCarthy ... Himself (archive footage)
Charles McDowell ... Himself / Various (as Charley McDowell)
John J. McGraw ... Himself (archive footage)

Arthur Miller ... Various (voice)
Mamie Ruth Moberly ... Herself

Michael Moriarty ... Various (voice)

Willie Morris ... Himself
Buck O'Neil ... Himself

Daniel Okrent ... Himself

Gregory Peck ... Various (voice)
Dorothy Ruth Pirone ... Herself (archive footage)

George Plimpton ... Himself
Shirley Povich ... Himself
Jody Powell ... Various (voice)
Jimmie Reese ... Himself
Branch Rickey ... Himself (archive footage)

Jason Robards ... Various (voice)
Paul Roebling ... Various (voice)

Babe Ruth ... Himself (archive footage)
Helen Woodford Ruth ... Herself (archive footage)

Jerry Stiller ... Various (voice)
Clyde Sukeforth ... Himself

Studs Terkel ... Himself / Various
John Thorn ... Himself

Eli Wallach ... Various (voice)

George Will ... Himself

Episode Crew
Directed by
Ken Burns 
 
Writing credits
Geoffrey C. Ward (written by) and
Ken Burns (written by)

Produced by
Bruce Alfred .... coordinating producer
Ken Burns .... executive producer
Mike Hill .... coordinating producer
Stephen Ives .... consulting producer
Lynn Novick .... producer
David Schaye .... associate producer
Susanna Steisel .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Ken Burns 
Allen Moore 
Buddy Squires 
 
Production Management
Camilla Rockwell .... production manager
 
Sound Department
John Austin .... sound recordist
Michael Balabuch .... assistant sound editor
Veda Campbell .... sound recordist
Jim Carkuff .... sound recordist
Elliot Deitch .... sound editor
Marjorie Deutsch .... sound editor
Lee Dichter .... re-recording mixer
Jennifer L. Dunnington .... apprentice sound editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... dialogue editor
Charles Meyer .... sound recordist
Tom Nelson .... sound recordist
Eric Nulsen .... sound recordist
John Osborne .... sound mixer
Bob Silverthorn .... sound recordist
Ira Spiegel .... supervising sound editor
Zeborah Tidwell .... assistant sound editor
Lou Verrico .... voice over recording
John W. Walter .... sound editor (as John Walter)
Morgan Wesson .... sound recordist
Tom Yore .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Mark Rucker .... visual consultant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Fisher .... assistant camera
Roger Haydock .... additional cinematographer
Roger Haydock .... assistant camera
Mead Hunt .... additional cinematographer
Kevin Kertscher .... camera operator
Stephen Petegorsky .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Paul Barnes .... supervising editor
Rikk Desgres .... first assistant editor
Erik Ewers .... assistant editor
Sarah Hill .... apprentice editor
Matt Landon .... assistant editor
Michael Levine .... first assistant editor
Noëlle Penraat .... negative matching
Tricia Reidy .... supervising editor
Shannon Robards .... apprentice editor
Maury Wray .... post-production assistant
Dave Pultz .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ken Burns .... musical director
Jesse Carr .... musician
John Colby .... composer: additional music
Matt Glaser .... musician
Bobby Horton .... musician
Molly Mason .... musician
Paul Maybery .... music arranger
Peter Miller .... music clearance
Jacqueline Schwab .... musician: piano
Jay Ungar .... musician
 
Other crew
Charlie Alexander .... consultant
Roger Angell .... consultant
Randall Balsmeyer .... map animation
Pam Tubridy Baucom .... administrative assistant
Alan Brinkley .... consultant
Susan Yeaton Butler .... administrative assistant
Tim Clark .... consultant
Nick Davis .... production intern
Michelle Doherty .... post production intern
Dayton Duncan .... consultant
Gerald Early .... consultant
Louis Gendron .... post production intern
Robert N. Gold .... legal service
Warren Goldstein .... consultant
Owen Gottlieb .... post production intern
Brenda Heath .... chief financial officer
Bill James .... consultant
Maureen McDougall Keleher .... post production intern
Kevin Kertscher .... post production associate
Patty Lawlor .... site manager
William Leuchtenburg .... consultant
Peter L. Levine .... consultant
Tom Lewis .... consultant
James Madden .... title design
Gerard McCauley .... consultant
Charles McDowell .... consultant (as Charlie McDowell)
Michael McGoldrick .... production intern
Daniel Okrent .... consultant
Jennifer Patterson .... post production intern
Steven Reiss .... consultant
Sean Rooney .... production intern
Michael Rousch .... post production intern
Billy Shaw .... engineer
David Szehi .... intern
David Szehi .... post production intern
John Thorn .... senior creative consultant
David Voigt .... consultant
Jonathan Walsh .... production intern
Bernard Weisberger .... consultant
John Werner .... post production intern
David Williams .... post production intern
Steve Wulf .... consultant
 
Thanks
Rachel Warden .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
114 min
Certification:

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
The One and Only Babe, 13 June 2012
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Baseball: Inning Four 'A National Heirloom' (1994)

**** (out of 4)

The fourth episode in Ken Burns series takes a look at the years between 1920 and 1929. As usual, narration, photos and video help show what was going on in the sport during this period and we get stories about such things including Ray Chapman's death when he was hit in the head by a ball, the Negro Leagues continuing to grow, the sport writers, the radio broadcasts, building Yankee Stadium, Walter Johnson winning a World Series, the death of Christy Mathewson, Murderers Row and Ty Cobb's retirement. We also look at players like Rube Foster, Rogers Hornsby, Lou Gerrig but the majority of the running time is given to Babe Ruth. Overall this is another terrific episode that baseball fans should love and even those not too familiar with the sport should enjoy because it's simply so well made and entertaining. The majority of the running time is devoted to Ruth, which is quite understandable considering all the ways he changed the sport. We hear about his troubled upbringing, the personal details of his horrid and tragic marriage as well as the countless issues that he ran into with managers, fans, the commissioner and umpires. Then, of course, there are the countless home runs, popularity and everything else that the man did. As with the previous films, this one here features all sorts of terrific photos but more importantly is all the video footage. Considering a lot more stuff was being filmed during this decade it makes sense that we get more video footage so getting to see some of these legendary players in motion was great fun to see.

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