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They Were There: John Kennedy
John Kennedy John Kennedy—no, not that John Kennedy—talks of his struggles as a major league hitter, the 1965 World Series and Jim Bouton’s controversial book Ball Four.

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.

Should Baseball Consider Pro/Rel?
This Great Game OpinionIt may seem too foreign and potentially chaotic, but the use of promotion and relegation could increase the competitive verve of baseball—which continues to suffer from the anti-competitive trend of tanking.

A Look Back on August, 2019
this great game comebacker logoThe Month That Was in Baseball: The home runs keep flying, and the records keep falling; The Astros cater to Justin Verlander and bust MLB protocol to ban a reporter; The black-and-whiteness of those ugly “Player’s Uniforms”; Let's please stop all the chatter on the “mercy rule.” All of this and much more—including our picks for the Best and Worst of August, check it out!

The 10 Best Hitters of the 2000s
This Great Game ListsTthere are five players on this list who either admitted to or were caught using performance enhancing drugs to improve their game during the decade. We make no apologies for including them here, as much as some may gnash their teeth in response; the numbers are the numbers, and so these players must include mentioning, whether they did it cleanly or illicitly.

The Ballparks: Coors Field
The Ballparks: Coors FieldIt’s a place where every out is earned and no lead is safe. It comes with a mile-high altitude and a mile-high attitude—or so it is if you’re pitching for the Colorado Rockies and survive the season with a smile and a sub-5.00 ERA. For the fans, the explosion of offense at Coors Field can be as exhausting as the thin air—but just so they don’t miss the ever-changing score, they can walk the main concourse that entirely circles the ballpark and almost never lose sight of a pitch.

2018 Wrenching With Tradition
2018: Wrenching With TraditionSaddled with a small payroll, lousy ballpark and small crowds, the Tampa Bay Rays think out of the box and develop the concept of "bullpenning," a potentially revolutionary method that works—and therefore gets the attention of other major league teams.

The 10 Greatest Boston Red Sox Hitters
Jim RiceMookie Betts has emerged into one of the finest hitters to wear a Boston uniform, but has he yet to crack this list of stellar talents topped by the likes of Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski and Jim Rice? Find out now!

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