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Ken Burns documentary 'Baseball' streaming free

@_dadler
March 15, 2020

Baseball might be on hiatus, but fans can relive the history of America’s pastime thanks to a nice gesture by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns. Burns is making his famed documentary series "Baseball" available to stream for free on PBS, hoping that the sport can continue to bring people together

Baseball might be on hiatus, but fans can relive the history of America’s pastime thanks to a nice gesture by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns.

Burns is making his famed documentary series "Baseball" available to stream for free on PBS, hoping that the sport can continue to bring people together even as the MLB season is delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

You can watch "Baseball" at pbs.org/show/baseball.

"With events canceled and so much closed, I asked PBS to stream 'Baseball' for free so we can participate in the national pastime together," Burns tweeted Sunday morning.

"Baseball" originally aired in September 1994. The nine-part series -- divided into "innings," in the spirit of a baseball game -- introduces viewers to baseball and traces the history of the sport from its origins in the 1800s up through the early 1990s.

In a video message accompanying Sunday's Twitter post, Burns leaves fans with a simple message: "Stay healthy, and let's look after each other. Play ball."

David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler.