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When it Was a Game

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The history of baseball is recollected in When It Was a Game, an hour-long program from HBO Home Video. This disc presents the image with a 1.33:1 aspect ratio along with interactive animated menus and scene selections for 32 chapters. This disc contains no special features and can only be recommended for serious fans of baseball history.
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The history of baseball is recollected in When It Was a Game, an hour-long program from HBO Home Video. This disc presents the image with a 1.33:1 aspect ratio along with interactive animated menus and scene selections for 32 chapters. This disc contains no special features and can only be recommended for serious fans of baseball history.
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Interactive animated menus; Scene selections
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Pete Segall
Nothing in America has been mythologized on film more than baseball, and this beguiling documentary, produced originally for HBO, is a worthy entry into the canon of baseball movies. The film is made up entirely of home movies, shot by players and fans alike, between 1934 and 1957. The bright, grainy footage is the perfect vehicle for baseball: a relaxed, friendly way of seeing the game in its simpler, perpetually sunny youth. Neither as historical nor as academically bent as Ken Burns's masterful Baseball, When It Was a Game, true to the confines of its footage, is heavy on nostalgia, lingering on everything from the Cardinals' Pepper Martin and his baseball juggling act to scenes of such fallen ballparks as Shibe Park in Philadelphia and Chicago's original Comiskey Park 1910-1990, RIP. It may seem like regular stuff, but to the baseball fan, catching glimpses of this most ordinary sport in its true form is precious. Without spectacle or sermon, this is a fitting tribute to the boys of summer.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/18/2000
  • UPC: 026359098628
  • Original Release: 1991
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  • Source: Hbo Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Language: English
  • Time: 57:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joe DiMaggio Interviewee
Technical Credits
Steven Stern Director
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Index
1. Chapter 1 [1:59]
2. Chapter 2 [2:10]
3. Chapter 3 [2:20]
4. Chapter 4 [:59]
5. Chapter 5 [1:38]
6. Chapter 6 [3:32]
7. Chapter 7 [1:02]
8. Chapter 8 [:31]
9. Chapter 9 [1:42]
10. Chapter 10 [3:18]
11. Chapter 11 [2:41]
12. Chapter 12 [:39]
13. Chapter 13 [1:15]
14. Chapter 14 [:49]
15. Chapter 15 [1:16]
16. Chapter 16 [2:24]
17. Chapter 17 [1:04]
18. Chapter 18 [2:57]
19. Chapter 19 [:54]
20. Chapter 20 [1:00]
21. Chapter 21 [2:06]
22. Chapter 22 [:44]
23. Chapter 23 [3:24]
24. Chapter 24 [1:08]
25. Chapter 25 [1:03]
26. Chapter 26 [2:11]
27. Chapter 27 [1:24]
28. Chapter 28 [2:14]
29. Chapter 29 [2:34]
30. Chapter 30 [2:06]
31. Chapter 31 [1:17]
32. Chapter 32 [2:02]
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