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|Major League Baseball - 100 Years of the World Series |
Actor: Bob Costas
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"This 2DVD set is an incredible value -- it has over 5 1/2 hours of great footage for around 15 bucks. Whoever put this documentary together did a tremendous job of coming up with basically all of the actual footage of key plays and moments in the history of the World Series that you could ask for (even all the way back to the beginning), and tracked down interview footage from the key participants. I rated the 2DVD Yankee history set as also being essential -- basically, this makes an excellent companion. The World Series set might appeal to baseball fans in general a bit more, because even though it has tons of Yankee footage (obviously), there is of footage of most of the guys you'd want to see (Mays, Aaron, Bonds, Williams, Brooklyn Dodgers/NY Giants, etc.) Very compelling viewing, whether you're a novice fan or someone who has seen decades worth of baseball - it brought back a ton of great memories and makes you realize how often there are really great, historic moments in virtually every Series."
The Best Sports Video I've Ever Seen
K. Palmer | Illinois | 09/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I rented the "100 Years of the World Series" DVD and will be purchasing it from Amazon. The show covers every World Series since 1903, when it began to 2002. And we're not talking a 10 second mention per World Series. The show is approximately 3 1/2 hours long, so each series is given a fair amount of time, especially the more recent years as the participants are still alive to give their recollections. The great video clips, even from the first decade of the century, make it a terrific show. The best part for me was the segment on the 70s, which was when I discovered the game. Lots of great memories. Bob Costas narrates and he does a great job as he doesn't "wax poetic", which he has a tendency to do in his everyday job.
There are interviews shown with Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Pete Rose, Tommy Lasorda, Dennis Eckersley, Joe DiMaggio, Leo Durocher, Eldon Auker (a pitcher for Detroit in the 30s, a very entertaining storyteller), Kirk Gibson, Derek Jeter, Tom Glavine, Jim Palmer, Sandy Koufax and on and on.
I've seen many sports documentaries and this one will be the one in which they are all judged in the future!"
What could be better than looking back on 100 world series
Michael R. Chernick | Holland PA | 05/26/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Although the period from 1903 to 2002 span 100 years there were only 98 World Series because (1) in 1904.the second year, the National League didn't want to hold it and (2)in 1994 the season was cancelled in the middle because of a players strike that lasted until the beginning of the 1995 season. So there was no World Series in 1904 and 1994. But there are still so many memorable games and great series that this is really an extremely iteresting DVD to watch. Bob Costas is a great announcer, a big baseball fan and very knowledgeable about the sport's history. No wonder this a great video to see!"