Five Alaska Natives confront historic and contemporary traumas in a stunning landscape as dramatic as its stories.
The New Ball Game
Now that baseball is big business, small towns may not be able to keep minor league professional teams afloat.
- Premiere Date
- July 1, 2002
- 60 minutes
- Funding Initiative
- Open Call
For more than a hundred years, communities in rural America have formed their identities through sports — especially baseball. But young people are fleeing small towns and so are baseball teams. Baseball is now big business and small markets can no longer afford to keep minor league professional teams afloat. Will mom-and-pop baseball franchises be able to hold on?