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TGG's Picks for the 2015 MLB All-Stars
Everybody's picking the Royals—why, we don't know—but here's our choices for who we think should start in baseball's 86th Midsummer Classic. See if you agree.
They Were There: Lennie Merullo
Lennie Merullo, the last person living who could say he played in a World Series for the Chicago Cubs, has passed away. Here is our interview with him from a few years back.
It Was Twenty Years Ago Today...
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 on YouTube
Shortly after Dock Ellis was interviewed about pitching a 1970 no-hitter while under the influence of LSD, artist James Blagden and No Mas teamed up to create this entertaining and edgy illustrative recreation of Ellis' controversial achievement with his interview serving as a narration.
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 Ten Biggest Oversights From Baseball’s “Franchise Four” Selections
If you thought some big names were missing when baseball announced its lists of each team’s four best players ever, you were right. Here's ten players that easily should have made a Franchise Four list—or at the very least should have been nominated.
A Look Back on June
The Month That Was in Baseball: It's a month of milestones for Alex Rodriguez—and strangely, people seem to be cheering; The Cardinals get caught in the Astros' Internet jar; Will baseball be forced to re-examine its All-Star voting process?; Is David Ortiz a clubhouse leader...or a clubhouse cancer? All this and more, including our picks for the Best and Worst of the Month. Check it out!
The Ballparks: Shea Stadium
Never mind the jet packs and monorails. Shea Stadium represented the Space Age to New Yorkers freed of their rotting baseball relics of yesteryear, proudly serving as the center of the Gotham entertainment universe until early neglect threatened to turn it into a black hole. Good times or bad, you could always count on a high-decibel din courtesy of diehard Mets fans and the airliners roaring overhead.
The Ten Greatest Cleveland Indians Hitters
The late Al Rosen propelled the terrific Indians teams of the 1950s, but where does he rank on the list of all-time Cleveland hitting greats, populated also by Hall-of-Fame legends Nap Lajoie and Tris Speaker and more modern-day studs like Albert Belle and Jim Thome? Find out now!
2014 Replay it Again, Bud
Baseball finally embraces extensive video replay to review close calls, but the process leaves a lot to be desired; the Kansas City Royals make a spirited run to the World Series after taking 29 straight Octobers off, but run into a wall named Madison Bumgarner.
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