© 2023 Ideastream Public Media

1375 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
(216) 916-6100 | (877) 399-3307

WKSU is a public media service licensed to Kent State University and operated by Ideastream Public Media.
IPM Pinwheel Banner for Header
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Bottom of the Tenth

Introducing an unforgettable array of players, teams and fans, the film showcases the era's extraordinary accomplishments as well as its devastating disappointments. Combining extraordinary highlights, stunning still photographs, and insightful commentary by players, managers, and fans, The Tenth Inning interweaves the story of the national pastime with the story of America.

As America reels from the horror of the 9/11 attacks, baseball provides solace.
Dan Okrent discusses inventing Rotisserie baseball.
America comes together after 9/11 through baseball.
Corporate funding for The Tenth Inning is provided by Bank of America. Additional funding is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Public Broadcasting Service
Episodes
In 1994, the national pastime faces its worst crisis in 70 years.
Extras
Watch the trailer for Ken Burns' Baseball: The Tenth Inning.
In the late 1990s, baseball became a power game about home runs.
Mike Barnicle talks about the Red Sox loss of 2003 and how it impacted his son, Tim.
Latin American players discuss integration in baseball.
Baseball is sacred to the people of the Dominican Republic
Andrew Zimbalist discusses the economics of new ballparks.
Jon Miller, Joe Torre, Gerald Early and Gary Hoenig discuss "fame" and baseball.
Tom Veducci, Ichiro, Joe Torre and Doug Glanville discuss the role of the batter.
Clip from Bonds press conference.
Mike Barnicle talks about the baseball gloves he's had since 1954.