Jews & Baseball: An American Love Story

Jews & Baseball: An American Love Story

Sun, 03/31/2013 - 11:00pm

Pictured: Legendary Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax

This film explores the connection between Jewish Americans and baseball, our nation's most iconic institution. Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, Jews & Baseball: An American Love Story, airing Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 11 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 11 and 1011),  is more than a film about sports. The captivating documentary, directed by the award-winning filmmaker Peter Miller, a long-time associate of Ken Burns, is a story of immigration, assimilation, bigotry, heroism, and the passing on of tradition. Of the more than 16,700 Major League Baseball players in the 140-year history of the sport, the documentary catalogs those Jewish athletes who not only made it to the pinnacle of their sport but also helped shatter stereotypes and bring Jewish culture to the forefront of America.

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