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They Were There: Mark Littell
Mark LittellMark Littell talks about his claim to infamy, serving up Chris Chambliss' pennant-winning home run in 1976—and his current venture selling cutting-edge protective cups for athletes.

TGG's Picks for the 2017 MLB All-Stars
This Great Game OpinionUp is down and down is up—yet Eric and Ed wade through the aftermath of the unexpected and make their picks for the 2017 All-Star Game.

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 Metrodome
The Ballparks: The MetrodomeUgly, cheap and purely artificial, the Metrodome reigned as the Yugo of ballparks, a synthetic spit at yesteryear with fake grass, fake wind and a bed sheet for a roof. While it kept out the rain, snow and red ink, it couldn’t prevent a flood of insults from just about everyone who entered through its wind-blasted revolving doors. Yet no team enjoyed a better home advantage than the Twins, who excelled within the venue’s occasional ear-shattering din.

A Look Back on September, 2017
this great game comebacker logoThe Month That Was in Baseball: Move over Moneyball—the Indians set the AL record for consecutive wins; The Red Sox get into a Fitbit of a pickle after being caught stealing signs; The year of the home run comes to a record-setting end; Bruce Maxwell takes a knee, but no one else seems to want to join him. All this and more, including our Best and Worst of the Month, check it out!

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.

The Ten Greatest Yankees Hitters
Yogi BerraWith spry baseball skills, a smile to love and a sense of humor unique and clever as it comes, the late Yogi Berra won three MVP titles in five years for the mighty Yankees—but where does he stand among the list of pinstriped legends that spans Babe Ruth to Mickey Mantle to Alex Rodriguez? Find out now!

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