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January 9, 2010

Ken Burns will update his “Baseball” documentary

Filed under: MLB — The Wizard @ January 9, 2010 11:47 pm

Garofalo:

Burns, the Walpole resident known for his award-winning films such as “Jazz” and “The Civil War,” is rejuvenating his PBS documentary “Baseball” to bring the well-known series up to the 2009 major league season. The Emmy Award-winning film debuted in 1994 and was seen by more than 48 million viewers.

… Originally broken into nine segments (one for each inning in a baseball game), Burns said he will update the film with “The Tenth Inning,” focusing on the player strike in 1994, the New York Yankees dynasty and the team’s new stadium, the role of the game following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the revival of the Boston Red Sox and the emergence of Latin American and Asian players in the major leagues.

… Once completed, the “Tenth Inning” — broken into a pair of two-hour programs — will coincide with a re-broadcast of the original series. Burns said a new chapter will also appear in the book version sometime in the future.

A look on some Sox prospects in Winter Leagues

Looking on the stats of White Sox players in Winter Leagues page we find a couple interesting players, all pitchers (AFL excluded):

Clevelan Santeliz: 2.92 ERA and 1.09 WHIP with 27 Ks and 10 BBs in 24.2 IP. Has allowed 1 HR.

Miguel Socolovich: 2.87 ERA and 0.96 WHIP with 17 Ks and 4 BBs in 15.2 IP. Has allowed 1 HR.

Johnny Nunez: 4.82 ERA and 1.29 WHIP with 11 Ks and 4 BBs in 9.1 IP. Has allowed 0 HRs.

Randy Williams: 0.00 ERA and 0.95 WHIP with 7 Ks and 2 BBs in 6.1 IP. Has allowed 0 HRs.

Santo Luis: 3.46 ERA and 1.15 WHIP with 6 Ks and 8 BBs in 13.0 IP. Has allowed 1 HR.

Freddy Dolsi isn’t doing so well: 9.82 ERA and 3.82 WHIP with 2 Ks and 7 BBs in 3.2 IP. Has allowed 0 HRs.

Freddy Garcia made a brief appearance too (December 3): 2.70 ERA and 0.90 WHIP with 3 Ks and 0 BBs in 3.1 IP. Allowed 0 HRs.

Socolovich came from Boston in the David Aardsma trade. Dolsi was claimed from the Tigers last month. Luis was a AAA Rule 5 selection from Houston.

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