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FSN Swings at 'Golden Age'

6/20/2008 8:00 PM Eastern

FSN is bringing back the diamond's past and its heroes through a 13-part series.

Baseball's Golden Age is set to take its first cut July 6 at 8 p.m. on FSN owned-and-operated regional sports networks and affiliates.

The show is produced by Flagstaff Films and Steven Stern, a founding partner in Black Canyon Productions, which created the award-winning trilogy When It Was a Game that aired on HBO and to which the series will likely be compared.

Baseball's Golden Age reminisces about the game's greats from the 1920s through the 1960s, including legends such as Cobb, Mantle, Mays and Aaron, through interviews and the lens of color film shot by fans, the players' families and the players' themselves.

Other segments explore the game's Western expansion; its key broadcast voices; and classic stadiums that became national cathedrals before most were reduced to rubble.

Baseball's Golden Age is a more specific and detailed project than the baseball documentaries we've previously produced,” said Stern in a statement. “Producing 13 episodes allows us to spend more time examining the rivalries, the players and the places that made baseball an American institution.”

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