- Summary: Ken Burns returns with his four-hour sequel to his Emmy-winning documentary "Baseball." The two-part documentary covers a variety of issues that followed "Baseball's" airing. These include: the strike, the Red Sox's World Series victory, home run records, and steroid scandals.
- Genre(s): Reality, News/Documentary
- Show Type: Between Seasons
- Season 1 premiere date: Sep 28, 2010
- Episode Length: 60
- Air Time: 08:00 PM
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100For two nights and four fabulous hours, this sequel to 1994's Baseball, still PBS' most-watched program, reminds us why baseball retains its hold on our imagination, and why Burns and Novick remain TV's pre-eminent popular historians.
80It is impossible to watch the gravity-defying catches, the Olympian throws, and the hits soaring into the stands and not be moved. Watching professional athletes in the moments of their glory is a wonderful thing; knowing what was at stake makes it even more moving.
80The game has always been better and more joyous than many of the people who played it. "The Tenth Inning," like its predecessor, makes that point as cleanly as a line-drive single to left-center.
60By turns treacly and rapturous, pedestrian and insightful, the documentary submits that, as Howard Bryant observes, "Most people have found a way to make their peace with the sport they love." Still, the history rankles. And here, too much of it is noted only briefly.