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AETN Baseball Trivia Contest








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AETN's Baseball Trivia Contest

In conjunction with the September premiere of “The Tenth Inning,” AETN is offering you a chance to win an autographed baseball signed by PBS producer Ken Burns, a copy of the BASEBALL companion book from the original series, and jerseys from both the Arkansas Travelers and the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.

All you have to do is correctly answer the following eight questions. Please include your name, address and phone number so we can identify the winner and send the prizes. On Oct. 31, 2010, we’ll take all the correct entries and randomly draw one winning entry. The winner will be notified soon after and prizes will be sent to the address given on this online form.

1. The Curveball was "invented" in 1863 by Brooklyn Excelsior William Cummings, but the secret pitch that many batters missed was quickly:

2. Who was known as "the Flying Dutchman"?

3. Which two teams were involved in the "thrown" 191 World Series?

4. In what position did Babe Ruth successfully start his career?

5. Who was the first African-American baseball player in the Major Leagues?

6. The Brooklyn Dodgers won their only championship in which year?

7. The Arkansas Travelers have been a part of eight other MajorLeague farm systems throughout the years. From 1966-2000, the Travs were the Class AA affiliate for which Major League team?

8. In their first three seasons in Northwest Arkansas, the Naturals have made the Texas League playoffs:

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THE TENTH INNING, a new two-part, four-hour documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that picks up where Burns's landmark 1994 series BASEBALL left off, will air Tuesday, September 28th and Wednesday September 29th, 2010, 7:00-9:00 p.m. The program is directed by Burns and Novick and written and produced by David McMahon, Novick and Burns.

The film highlights dramatic developments that transformed the game: the crippling 1994 strike that left many fans disillusioned with their heroes; the increasing dominance of Latino and Asian players who turned baseball into a truly international game; baseball's skyrocketing profits, thanks to new stadiums, interleague play, and the wild card; the rise of a new Yankee Dynasty; the Red Sox' historic World Series victory; the astonishing feats of Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Barry Bonds; and the revelations about performance-enhancing drugs that cast a shadow on many of the era's greatest stars and their accomplishments.

The film will air 16 years after the original Emmy Award-winning, nine-part documentary series BASEBALL debuted in 1994 during the players' strike. The original series was seen by more than 43 million viewers, making it the most-watched program in PBS history.

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