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Ninety Years of Teaching, Learning and Leading
This Great Game Opinion This Great Game’s Ed Attanasio looks back at the life of his father and how he taught his children life’s rules through the prism of baseball.


A Look Back at December, 2019
The ComebackerThe Month That Was in Baseball: The spending spree is on as free agents finally get love from teams after two offseasons of inertia; Marvin Miller finally gets his due from Cooperstown voters; Will MLB kill off 42 minor league franchises? All this and more, check it out!


They Were There: Ed Roebuck
Ed Roebuck The former pitcher opens up on his times with both the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers, and his status as baseball’s fungo king.


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.


Bad, Astros, Bad!
This Great Game OpinionThe Houston Astros’ toxic front-office culture finally got the best of them, but one significant figure seems to have escaped baseball’s guillotine.





The Ballparks: Candlestick Park
The Ballparks: Candlestick Park, San FranciscoMark Twain said that the coldest winter he ever spent was summer in San Francisco. It’s quite possible that he spent it at Candlestick Point, which years later would beget Candlestick Park—a windswept tundra where fans and players alike held on to their hats, parkas and hot chocolate as they struggled to enjoy the summer game in Arctic-like conditions and exclaimed “vinim, vidi, vixi” before thawing out.


2019 The Pill of Might
2019: The Pill of MightHome run records fall like dominoes as skeptical fans, angry pitchers and an oblivious MLB grapple over if a juiced ball is to blame. While Baltimore bares the brunt of the home run barrage in the worst of ways, the Washington Nationals rev up 40 miles down the Beltway and deliver a stunning postseason effort.


The 2010s, Revisited:


The 10 Greatest Games of the 2010s
This Great Game ListsThere was plenty of variety to be found when sifting back through the 2,500-plus major league games that took place in the 2010s. One could find unbelievable finishes, heartbreak, irony and just flat-out great performances. All of those angles are covered here on this list.


The 2010s: Ranking MLB Teams, From Worst to First
This Great Game ListsIn a decade in which the fortunes of MLB teams swung wildly like an out-of-control pendulum—thanks in great part to the concept of tanking—here’s our breakdown of each ballclub, from the #30 spot to Number One.



The Wildest Wild Pitches of the 2010s
This Great Game OpinionSeriously—did that really happen? A look back at some of the craziest things that took place in the baseball world during this past decade. It’s wildest of the wild, the oddest of the odd, the most ironic and OMG-worthy—all for your amusement.


The 10 Best Pitchers of the 2010s
This Great Game ListsWas the 2010s a time for the trumpet to cry Taps for the starting pitcher? As the concept of the traditional rotation continued to trend toward possible obsolescence, these 10 aces delivered with old-time magic from the mound.



The 10 Best Hitters of the 2010s
This Great Game ListsAfter several decades in which baseball’s top players were soaked in scandal and screw-you attitudes, we finally come to the 2010s and a refreshing change of pace. A kinder, gentler culture prevailed in major league clubhouses, with players keeping team chemistry upbeat while stiff-arming the chemistry of steroids; with one notable exception, this list is a solid reflection of that mindset.


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