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TGG's Picks for the 2016 MLB All-Stars
This Great Game ListsBeyond the skewed popular vote, This Great Game's Eric and Ed get real and reveal the players who truly belong in this year's All-Star Game.

They Were There: Mudcat Grant
Mudcat GrantOne of baseball's first black pitchers, Mudcat Grant looks back on the crucial baseball knowledge he gained from Larry Doby and Satchel Paige.

It Was Twenty Years Ago Today...
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 August
this great game comebacker logoThe Month That Was in Baseball: The purging of Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankee; Forced retirement is a pain in the neck for Prince Fielder; Francisco Mejia gives the minors its longest hit streak in over 60 years; Ichiro Suzuki, the singles man, hits 3,000. All this, plus our monthly picks for the Best and Worst of the Month, check it out!

The Ballparks: Oakland Coliseum
The Ballparks: Oakland ColiseumCorrecting Gertrude Stein, there would be a ‘there’ there in Oakland once the Coliseum and adjacent arena opened their doors to a flood of interested tenants—including the A’s, who high-tailed from the Midwest and have called the laid-back facility home ever since, through great times and those awful, through latter-day stigmas of overflowed sewage and an Everest of a football expansion that has left a small but loyal fan base plugging their noses and covering their eyes.

The TGG Movie Review: “The Sandlot”
The SandlotA group of boisterous young kids learn baseball, and life, in this lightweight but highly charming tale of growing up in the early 1960s. It's maintained a strong cult following and is enormously popular with kids, but what does This Great Game's two grown-ups think? Find out now.

The Ten Most Notable Omissions From Our Top Ten Lists
This Great Game Lists As suggested by you, the sometimes angry people who email and think we have it all wrong, here's our selection of baseball greats you think would have made the grade on our assorted Top Ten lists—but didn't. Don’t blame us, blame the numbers.

1908 The Merkle Boner
1908: The Merkle BonerAre the 2016 Chicago Cubs for real? Their hot start is simply emboldening the notion that this may finally be the year they go all the way for the first time since 1908—when the Cubs were handed a trip to the World Series courtesy of one of baseball's most legendary gaffes.

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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