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They Were There: Al Ferrara
Al FerraraAl Ferrara recalls giving up a promising piano career to pursue his true love—baseball—and his later stints acting on such TV classics as Batman and Gilligan’s Island.


Baseball’s Best, Worst and Most Surprising: The 2017 Season in Review
This Great Game OpinionA look back at the best, worst and most surprising players and teams during the 2017 major league season.


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.


The Ballparks: The Polo Grounds
The Ballparks: The Polo GroundsPeculiar doesn’t even begin to describe the Polo Grounds, a bathtub of a ballpark that yielded pop fly home runs and tape-measure outs as it led almost as many lives as a cat against the rocky bluffs of Harlem. Through its resiliency manifested more than its share of baseball’s legendary moments and unforgettable actors, whether it was McGraw, Mathewson, Merkle, Master Melvin, Mays or, yes, even Marvelous Marv.


A Look Back on November, 2017
this great game comebacker logoThe Month That Was in Baseball: The Astros celebrate their first-ever world title; The shocking death of Roy Halladay; A little extra international spending leads to a lot of punishment for the Braves; So long to Bobby Doerr and Jim Rivera. Check it out!


The Five Greatest Toronto Blue Jays Pitchers
Roy HalladayThe untimely passing of Roy Halladay is certain to evoke memories of his pitching excellence for both the Phillies and Blue Jays. Find out how the right-handed ace compares among the best of Toronto pitchers, may they be 1980s workhorse Dave Stieb, Cy Young Award recipient Pat Hentgen, or the brief but magnificent two-year run of Roger Clemens.


The TGG Movie Review: “Bang the Drum Slowly”
Bang the Drum SlowlyBorderline major league catcher Robert De Niro discovers he has only months to live—and star teammate Michael Moriarty does all he can to pull his friend through one final hurrah in this cinematically challenging but well-acted baseball tearjerker. But what do our Siskel & Ebert think? Find out now.


Ten Great Baseball Talents Who Left Us Way Too Soon
This Great Game Lists As in all professions, there sadly is a mortality rate within baseball—though it is awfully small given the health and young ages of the players. And that just makes it all the more shocking when news hits of a budding star whose life is suddenly and unexpectedly snuffed out. Here's ten players that could have been among the greatest ever seen in baseball. Because of their untimely deaths, we’ll never know.


2016 Cubs Win! Cubs Win!
2016: Cubs Win! Cubs Win!With stout pitching, a confident batch of young hitters and a magnetic manager, it finally all comes together for the Cubs, who shred baseball’s longest-ever championship drought at the expense of the Cleveland Indians—who now own baseball's longest current World Series dry spell.


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