Ken Burns: Baseball

Season 1 Episode 3

The Faith of 5 Million People

Aired Unknown Sep 20, 1994 on PBS
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Before and after World War I, a steady stream of immigrants lands on the shores of America. They want instantly to become American. To pursue the American dream. To play the American game. But even as thousands of new Americans pick up a ball for the first time, even as the country endures a world war, baseball is trying to endure a decade that includes the meanest, vilest, angriest player ever to step onto a field and a scandal that almost destroys the game.moreless

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