Baseball

Part 1: Our Game

Episode 1 | 1h 52m 56s Video has closed captioning.

In New York City, in the 1840s, people need a diversion from the "railroad pace" at which they work and live. They find it in a game of questionable origins. Inning One, Our Game, looks at the origins of baseball in the 1840s and takes the story up to 1900. Burns refutes the myth that Abner Doubleday invented baseball in Cooperstown and traces its roots instead to the earliest days of the nation.

Aired: 03/13/20

Expired: 07/20/20

Rating: NR

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