History

The Tenth Inning

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.

Bottom of the Tenth

2h 4m

As America reels from the horror of the 9/11 attacks, baseball provides solace, and in an incredible World Series, gives the country something to cheer about. As the rivalry between the Yankees and the Red Sox reaches the boiling point, long-suffering Boston fans rejoice in their first World Series victory in 86 years, while Giants and Cubs fans endure devastating losses.

Episodes

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    Bottom of the Tenth

    S1 E2 - 2h 4m

    As America reels from the horror of the 9/11 attacks, baseball provides solace, and in an incredible World Series, gives the country something to cheer about. As the rivalry between the Yankees and the Red Sox reaches the boiling point, long-suffering Boston fans rejoice in their first World Series victory in 86 years, while Giants and Cubs fans endure devastating losses.

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    Top of the Tenth

    S1 E1 - 1h 56m

    In 1994, the national pastime faces its worst crisis in 70 years when a bitter and prolonged strike forces the cancellation of the World Series, infuriating fans dismayed by the athletes and teams they once worshipped. Baseball has to rebuild.

Extras + Features

Schedule

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    The Tenth Inning: TVSS: Iconic

    The Tenth Inning

    Top of the Tenth

    Tuesday
    Oct 26

    2 Hours

    In 1994 a strike forces the cancellation of the World Series; the sport of baseball rebuilds itself with new stadiums and players from Latin America.
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    The Tenth Inning: TVSS: Iconic

    The Tenth Inning

    Bottom of the Tenth

    Wednesday
    Oct 27

    2 Hours 30 Minutes

    Boston Red Sox win the World Series after 86 years; Barry Bonds crushes Mark McGwire's home run record; steroids cast a shadow on the game.

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