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They Were There: Hal Naragon
Hal NaragonHal Naragon recalls signing underaged with Bill Veeck and the Indians, handling star pitchers from behind the plate, and his eye-opening experience moving with the Washington Senators to Minnesota.

Researching The Comebacker, Our Baseball Diary
The Comebacker Since 2008, we've provided a day-by-day account of everything related to Major League Baseball, and then some. Go back into recent times and relive (or learn, for the first time) baseball as it happened.

About This Great Game: How We Got From There to Here
Major League Baseball: The Twentieth Century cover The story of how This Great Game has evolved over two decades, from a modest datebook to an ambitious coffee table book to the popular web site it is today.

TGG Links: Because We Know What You'll Like
Our short list below for the most visible, valuable and curious baseball resources for fans and researchers of all ages.

A Look Back on June, 2019
this great game comebacker logoThe Month That Was in Baseball: The strange plot to kill David Ortiz (or someone else); The Red Sox are coming! The Yankees are coming! Baseball's American invasion into England; The pill inside the ball that's likely juiced; Will the Tampa Bay-Montreal Rays fly? All of this and much more—including our picks for the Best and Worst of June, check it out!

The 10 Best Hitters of the 1990s
This Great Game Lists After some 50 years of mostly continuous equilibrium between pitching and hitting within the majors, the sluggers took over with a vengeance not seen since the early days of the live-ball era. The accomplishments were remarkable and, with only a few exceptions, done free of PEDs as the steroid epidemic loomed.

Baseball 2019: This Great Game’s Fearless Predictions
This Great Game OpinionHave major league teams made our jobs of predicting this year’s winners and losers easier? Will the precious few teams who've actually made improvements—while most everyone else sits it out until 2020 or beyond—benefit in the standings for the upcoming season? Check out what we think, and see if you agree.

The Ballparks: Forbes Field
The Ballparks: Forbes FieldRemoved from downtown Pittsburgh’s choking smoke and untamed rivers, elegant Forbes Field was built in a vernal, cultural paradise on the outskirts of town, where three was the magic number—from three Pirates world titles to Babe Ruth’s last three homers to the last tripleheader to all those triples. Wagner, Kiner and Clemente could all agree that excitement was never in short supply at the Old Lady of Schenley Park.

2018 Wrenching With Tradition
2018: Wrenching With TraditionSaddled with a small payroll, lousy ballpark and small crowds, the Tampa Bay Rays think out of the box and develop the concept of "bullpenning," a potentially revolutionary method that works—and therefore gets the attention of other major league teams.

The 10 Greatest Boston Red Sox Hitters
Jim RiceMookie Betts has emerged into one of the finest hitters to wear a Boston uniform, but has he yet to crack this list of stellar talents topped by the likes of Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski and Jim Rice? Find out now!

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