Baseball: The Tenth Inning
Top Of The Tenth (1992-1999)
In an age of globalization and deregulation, a cataclysmic strike over money and power brings baseball to the brink; dazzlingly talented Latin players transform the sport; Cal Ripkin becomes baseball's new Iron Man; and Ken Griffey, Jr. and Barry Bonds are simply superb. The braves dominate the National League while the Yankees build a new dynasty. As home run totals soar, slugger Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa smash one of the game's most hallowed records. Meanwhile, behind the scene, players on every team must make life altering decisions about how far they are willing to go to succeed.
Bottom Of The Tenth (1999-2009)
As the new millennium draws, baseball on the field is better than ever before. In an era of offense, Pedro Martinez and a handful of other pitchers still manage to dominate. Ichiro Suzuki proves that Asian players can be superstars, while Barry Bonds becomes one of the most dominant hitters of all time. In the fall of 2001, when a badly frightened country yearns for normalcy, baseball helps provide it. In an epic battle with the Yankees, the benighted Boston Red Sox stage the greatest comebacks in history. Baseball is more popular and profitable than ever, but suspicious and revelations about performance enhancing drugs keep surfacing, calling the integrity of the game itself into question.