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They Were There: John Kennedy
John Kennedy John Kennedy—no, not that John Kennedy—talks of his struggles as a major league hitter, the 1965 World Series and Jim Bouton’s controversial book Ball Four.


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 September, 2019
this great game comebacker logoThe Month That Was in Baseball: The final tally in this, the Year of the Home Run; Parity? What parity? (Don't ask the eight teams who either won or lost 100 games); Bruce Bochy, Ned Yost and Globe Life Park call it quits. All of this and much more—including our picks for the Best and Worst of September, check it out!


The 10 Best Pitchers of the 2000s
This Great Game ListsThe new millennium signaled a shift in the pitching dynamic of big-league baseball, as starters were increasingly deemed too fragile to go nine, eight, even seven innings in any given start. And while these injuries hampered any chance of those on this list of securing a higher spot on it, it also shows how good they were to still make it in spite of such detours.


The Ballparks: Globe Life Park
The Ballparks: Globe Life ParkIt seemed like it opened yesterday, but the home of the Texas Rangers since 1994 has closed it doors as the team prepares a move into a more climate-controlled facility next door. Here’s a look back at the history of Globe Life Park, from its political origins to its gaudy architecture to its well-earned reputation as a hitter’s ballpark.


Should Baseball Consider Pro/Rel?
This Great Game OpinionIt may seem too foreign and potentially chaotic, but the use of promotion and relegation could increase the competitive verve of baseball—which continues to suffer from the anti-competitive trend of tanking.


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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