Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Happy Baseball Birthday... Ken Burns

A special Happy Baseball Birthday to documentary filmmaker Ken Burns.

Kenneth Lauren Burns was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 29, 1953.

Ken Burns 1994 documentary film Baseball stands... in my opinion...as the ultimate historical baseball film ever made about our National Pastime.

Every time Baseball comes back to PBS, or the MLB Network, I pretty much stop whatever I'm doing and watch.

In 2010 Burns updated Baseball with The Tenth Inning, two, 2 hour shows on PBS that updated the original Baseball film through the years 1994-2009.

I'm also a huge fan of The Civil WarBurns 1990 film that became the first documentary to make $100 Million dollars.

Burns family moved quite a bit in his younger years growing up, and Ken graduated from Ann Arbor Pioneer High School while his father, Robert Burns, taught at the University of Michigan.

Ken attended Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Burn's newest film for PBS is The Roosevelt's, to air in the fall.

There's also a planned 2015 release of a Burns documentary on Brooklyn Dodgers great Jackie Robinson.

It would be awesome if I could ever get a chance to meet Ken Burns. and would love to get a signed baseball from him one day.

Happy Baseball Birthday Ken.

Play Ball!

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