Baseball and Beisbol Students Write for Ken Burns’ Tenth Inning Site

By Purnell T. Cropper | September 17, 2010

“I’ve heard people describe their experience at a baseball game as magical and I finally understand why,” writes Jackie Kromko on the eve of the PBS premier of Ken Burns’ new series The Tenth Inning on PBS.

Students in the University Seminar on Baseball & Béisbol: Race & Ethnicity (US 212.1) have posted their own stories to the Tenth Inning website, adding their own recollections of America’s favorite pastime.

Why would a dad who snagged a foul ball not give it to his son? How does a Philly girl become a Cardinals fan? Who goes to their first baseball game at 20? What’s it like to see Ryan Howard drop one at your feet on the way to a Phillies win? Read stories from Arcadia University students.

  • An Exciting and Depressing Phillies Game—Steve DiPompeo New Jersey
  • A test of the senses—Angelia NEPA
  • My first Game—Gabe Kresge Glenside
  • Ryan Howard in the Clutch—Adam Planamento
  • It was in the Cards—Rachel
  • September 7th—Brittany
  • Phils take the division lead—Steve
  • Camden Yards—Matt Restaino
  • Love and Baseball—Jackie Kromko
  • Phillies experience—Lindsey
  • Becoming a Phillies fan—Jerry Smith
  • A Whole Different Experience—Amy Johnson
  • 95 Braves—Kyle Jackson
  • A Rewarding Experience—Erin Wojcieszyn
  • The Day Cal Ripken Sat Out—Mark Bowman Columbia, Maryland

The Tenth Inning is a two-part, four-hour documentary film directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. A new chapter in Burns’s landmark 1994 series, Baseball, The Tenth Inning tells the tumultuous story of the national pastime from the 1990s to the present day.