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Impostors! Great Namesakes in Baseball History
TGG OpinionCall them clones, imitators or charlatans, these common ballplayers are often confused for others with the same name and a more accomplished career.


They Were There: Jim Landis
Jim LandisThe five-time Gold Glove outfielder recalls playing for the 1959 White Sox, Al Lopez, the Comiskey Park wall, and the one day he regrettably took greenies.


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.


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Dock Ellis no-hitter on lSDShortly 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 Greatest Chicago Cubs Hitters
Ernie BanksThe late great Ernie Banks put up fantastic numbers in his day, but are they earth-shattering enough to place him at the top of the list among the team’s hitting greats? Or does that distinction belong to Hack Wilson, Billy Williams or Ryne Sandberg? Find out now!


Ten Great Baseball Call-Ups Followed by…Well, Nothing
This Great Game Opinions Brought up from the minor leagues, these ten players wowed with great performances—but they were never able to duplicate their initial successes for the long term.




The Ballparks: Chase Field
The Ballparks: Chase FieldDomed facilities have always been necessary to keep out rain, cold, snow, humidity and mosquitoes. But why plant a roof in an idyllic sun-splashed destination like Phoenix? Remember, winter tourists, the off-season occurs in summer—when the ground bakes at triple digits even after sunset. The people behind Chase Field certainly kept that in mind, but just to keep things fair, they threw in baseball’s most famous swimming pool.


2014 Replay it Again, Bud
2014: Replay it Again, BudBaseball 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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