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They Were There: Dave Philley
Dave PhilleyPinch-hitter extraordinaire Dave Philley discusses why he got traded so often, the overconfifence of the 1954 Indians and how Willie Mays' famous catch in that year’s World Series was much ado about nothing.


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.


2017 Astronomical!
2017: Astronomical!The Houston Astros ride the long flights of record-breaking home run totals to defeat the favored Los Angeles Dodgers in an exhilarating and exhausting seven-game World Series—making good on a three-year-old prediction by Sports Illustrated magazine.



The 10 Best Hitters of the 1900s
This Great Game Lists In the first installment of a monthly series naming the best hitters and pitchers from each decade of the Modern Era, here's our picks for the major leaguers who best managed to survive the torture of hitting at the height of the Deadball Era, during the 20th Century's first decade.


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 December, 2017
this great game comebacker logoThe Month That Was in Baseball: Giancarlo Stanton joins Aaron Judge in New York to form the latest iteration of the Bronx Bombers; Shohei Ohtani takes his dual-stardom act to Anaheim; Cooperstown gets "very good" again; Will Derek Jeter actually make Marlins fans miss Jeffrey Loria? All this and more, 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.


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